James Ronald "Ronnie" Poynter, 63, of Midland, Texas passed away March 12, 2014 of an acute heart attack. James was born December 20, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas to Leonard R. and Minnie D. Poynter. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. In 1994, he confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized in May of that year. James married Roberta Hills on November 21, 2002. For the past three years, James has been working for Great Plains Steel, Inc. as a sales representative. He enjoyed flowers and working in the yard. James was as an avid Longhorns and football fan. He enjoyed bass fishing and teaching the children how to fish. He loved witnessing about Jesus and was always telling people as he passed by them, "Jesus loves you." He was actively involved with prison ministry and was ministering help to a pastor in Mexico. James is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald Poynter and Leonard Poynter, Jr.; and a granddaughter, Deidra Henry. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Roberta; children, Ryan Poynter, Derrick Berger, Jennifer Berger, Dean Berger, Michelle Crawford, and Marsha Hills; two brothers, William "Bill" Poynter and Mark Poynter; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Family will receive guests on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ellis Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Faith Foundation International Church, 3323 N. Midland Dr. Suite 117, Midland, Texas with Chris Cochran, Senior Pastor, officiating. There will be no graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Pleasant Hills Children's Home, PO Box 1177, Fairfield, Texas 75840, and www.PleasantHillsChildrensHome.org. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com. Services have been entrusted with Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy. Midland, Texas 79701.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Mar. 18, 2014