Mary James

June 18, 2009


Mary Jane Lewis James age 89 of Ahoskie died Thursday, June 18, 2009 at her home. She was born January 5, 1920 in Hertford County to the late Geno Lewis and Allie Bertie Keen.

She was a member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. She was retired from Roanoke Chowan Hospital as a nursing assistant in the X-Ray Department.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Lewis Family cemetery.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Arthur James of Ahoskie, four children Phyllis Dianne James of Ahoskie, Arthur Douglas James of Fredricksburg,VA., Benjamin Lewis James of Ahoskie and Mary (Kay) James of Charlotte, a brother Francisco Mercado of Ayden, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the church.

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Mary Wilson
1 year ago

I worked with Ms Mary at the Hospital. She was such a special person. We had moved from Ahoskie many years ago and lost touch. But I have thought of her a lot over the years. She was a special lady. My condolences to the family.

Jewel Johnson
14 years ago

To Dianne, Benji, Shawn, Douglas and the rest of the family,

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I worked with her in the Radiology Dept . I started in 1976 and am still currently employed in Radiology.

Mrs Mary was very special to me. She was always so jolly and kind to everyone. She would always hum when she was working. All the patients loved it when she came to transport them. She was liked by everyone. I went to her house around Christmastime for several years to take her some Christmas goodies.

I know you will miss her tremendously, but I am sure she is in a better place now, with no suffering or sorrow.

May God bless all of you during this difficult time.


Jewel Johnson

Gloria Sessoms Veale
14 years ago

Hi Benjie

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was blessed to share 89 years on earth and a part of them caring for your family. She always had a smile and kind words for everyone. I know that she will be missed but time will heal your hurt. My prayers are with you and your family.


Gloria Sessoms Veale