William George James, Sr. April 13, 1927 - December 30, 2017 ---
Christmas time is a season of glad tidings and celebration. So it is with a heavy heart that I bring you unhappy tidings this season. One of our own, William “Bill” George James, Sr. fell asleep and went to be with the Lord early Saturday morning after a long fight against kidney disease. He leaves behind a lovely wife of 65 years, Harriet James, and several children and grandchildren, among them our own Joanna Wiseley. Bill was a member of Holy Trinity Parish for over 17 years, though ailing health has prevented him from joining us most Sundays of late. It has been my pleasure to get to know him over several home visits since my arrival at Holy Trinity a year and a half ago, and to root for Michigan football with him.
A Burial Service with Holy Communion will be held for him at Holy Trinity this coming Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 1:00 pm. Everyone in attendance will be welcome to join in the procession to Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale for the Committal liturgy immediately after.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be offered in Bill’s name to Holy Trinity Parish.
Please keep Harriet, Scott and Joanna, and all their family in your prayers over the coming days and weeks. And please set aside part of your Thursday to mourn with them.
“‘I am the resurrection and the life,’ saith the Lord; ‘he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.’”