Oct. 5, 1928-Aug. 25, 2021

Virginia M. Wilson James, better known as Deannie, was born on October 5, 1928, and passed away Aug. 25, 2021.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer S. James; parents, Dudley D. Wilson and Sarah Lavadah Jones Wilson; two granddaughters, Melissa P. Dowden and Amy Lynn James; a son in law, Joseph “Boney” Powell; and siblings, Gladys M. McCary and Earl D. Wilson.

Left to mourn her loss are her children, Lane James and wife Debbie, Sam James, Myra Dowden and husband Kenneth, and Lawana Powell; as well as seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27 at Beulah Methodist Cemetery in Marthaville under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.

Over the course of her life, she faithfully donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.