Anita V. James

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Anita Vernice James, age 81, of Wolverine, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2021.  

Anita was born on December 1, 1939, to Elmer Zimmerman and Bessie Bair, who preceded her in death.   Anita graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1958. She was a pharmacy tech at Kmart until her retirement.  Anita was a member of the Indian River United Methodist Church, loved participating in her ladiesโ€™ book club and spending time with her family.  On November 1, 1991, she married William Thomas James, who preceded her in death (2013).

 She is survived by their 6 children.  Daniel (Denise) Coleman, Timothy W. Parish, Terry (Julie) Parish, Michael (Patty) James, Saundra (Jimmy) James, and William D. (Katie) James; her 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were her siblings, Betty J. Carlson, and Elmer Lee Zimmerman.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. at the Indian River United Methodist Church, 956 Eagles Nest Road, Indian River.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

3 comments on “Anita V. James”

  1. In a world full of Godโ€™s Beautiful creations,
    He gave us This Wonderful Lady๐Ÿ’žAnita ..
    ๐Ÿ˜ƒ She could light up a room with her smile!
    ๐Ÿ’œ She Loved with All of her Heart ….
    ๐Ÿ’› She shared anything another needed ..
    ๐Ÿ’™ She is Always there to Visit with you about anything ..
    ๐Ÿงก Creative, Fun Loving , Giving , trusting,
    Forgiving, Thoughtful Lady..
    ๐Ÿ’š She was a Strong , Vibrant, Loving, ‘Get it Done Somehow’ ,Anyway, I can to make someone Happy Mom and Friend!
    ๐Ÿ’– She will Always be My Best Friend Camping Buddy; laughing,Joking, Playing Canasta, While polishing off a Chocolate Cake at 2 AM. Solving all our problems together, through Tears, Hurt, lots of Hugs ๐Ÿค—
    Feeling Blessed to have been a part of her life!!
    ๐Ÿ’” As I Pray for comfort And Peace for Anitaโ€™s Family, I remember her Never-ending Love. She was Proud of All of You!

    I Miss her and as we mourn our Loss here in Earth, knowing we will all be together again as The Lord has Prepared a Place for All of us Who Believe in Him, then we shall have everlasting life, in Jesus ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    Rest In Peace ๐Ÿ’ž

  2. Kelly Allen Zimmer

    Awwww, Iโ€™m so sad, but grateful, to have enjoyed her conversational company many times in the last few years. We were Neighbors through childhood. Iโ€™m grateful to have had a warm and meaningful friendship with her in the long game of our lives. She supported me so strongly through my cancer battles in the last few years ๐Ÿ’š I was so lucky to have her leading the droves in prayer, for me, in my most needed times. I will miss her but, Iโ€™ll also see her soon one day. Because of people like her in my life who prayed me into remission, itโ€™s going to be awhile yet, but Iโ€™ll see you soon. Love you Anita ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ‘ผ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  3. Anita was a truly special lady. My second cousin, but more like a mom to me. I enjoyed her phone calls and e-mails and miss them so much. She was always ready to pray for anyone about anything and gave from her heart. She loved the Lord. So loved and so missed. I will be praying for comfort and peace for the family.

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