Mary Ellen Veazey James
Funeral Date: 4/3/2012

Mary Ellen Veazey James age 82 of Warren, AR. died Saturday March 31st at J.R. M.C. in Pine Bluff, AR. She was born September 28th, 1929 in Bradley County AR. a daughter of the late Lavoisier Matthews Veazey and Willie Jeanette Martin Veazey. She began her career as an employee with Bell Telephone as a switch operator before it went “Dial”, she assisted her husband as secretary of James’s Glass and Body, helped pioneer the female entrepreneurial spirit in Warren by opening a Mod-o-Day Clothing Store and eventually opening Mary’s House of Fashion in down town Warren’s main street for 20 years. She was a 50 year active member of Immanuel Baptist Church, served in the Joy Sunday School Class and loved volunteering with the church’s Jerusalem’s Project. She was past president of the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther P. James on July 1st, 2006. They were united in marriage on April 25th 1953. Also, preceding her in death is a sister Vivian Ferrell. Mary Ellen James is survived by 2 daughters, Jennie Lynn James, Bryant, AR. and Paula Lewis and spouse Randall, Warren, AR. 2 brothers, Ray Veazey, Godfrey Place, AR. and Gene Veazey, Monticello, AR. 3 grandchildren. Mackenzie Barrett, Dallas, TX. James Lewis and Haley Lewis both of Warren, AR. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 3rd at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann and Rev. David Richey officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and the Immanuel Baptist Church Choir sang. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Don Miller, David Miller, Danny Green, David White, Freddie Mobley, James Hunter, Jimmy Reep and Bobby Hargrave. Honorary pallbearers were Bubba York, David King, Jimmy Massey, Joe Mullins, N.P. Mathur, Donnie Bryant, H.P. Reaves, Glynn Ferrell, David Ferrell, Gene Veazey, II., Ronnie Lanier, Micah Richey, Josh Doss, Tommy Cornish, Charlie Ezell, Deacons of Immanuel Baptist Church, Joy Sunday School Class and Immanuel Jerusaleum Project. Memorials preferred the Immanuel Baptist Church’s “Jerusalem Project” 701 West Pine Street, Warren Arkansas 71671.



Name: Nancy McBee
Message: My prayers and sympathy for your loss. Mrs. Mary was a sweetheart and I loved her kind spirit and goodness she showed to each and every one. Much love to all.

Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: Paula and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Just remember she has a perfect body now and is happy with your dad. Praying for all of you. Love ya!!

Name: Georgia Raney
Message: Our prayers go out to the family. Your Mother was a well respected woman. She left many blessing in this world. She will always be remembered. She lived a well blessed life.

Name: Brenda Quimby
Message: Ms Mary was so kind to me during a time I was home bound. She would come and stay with me. I enjoyed her stories of her younger days. She showed her love of jesus through her kindness to me.

Name: Denise and David Leslie
Message: Paula and Jennie, I have known your family since we were all kids growing up in Warren. Mrs. James was a wonderful person and a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Denise Leslie

Name: James Wright & Family
Message: Remembering your family in our prayers during this difficult time. may God comfort you and keep you in His arms as you face the days ahead.

Name: Angela Corder
Message: If there is anything I can do please let me know. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Name: Patsy johnson chapman
Message: paula, you are in my prayers your mother will be missed

Name: Robert and Donna Ozment
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a very special lady.

Name: Wanda Hargrave Ashcraft
Message: Paula & Jennie, So sorry to hear about your mother. I can see that smile that she always had. Keeping you in ours prayers in the days ahead.

Name: Sandra K. Clark Word
Message: Jennie & Paula: Much love and prayers to you during this difficult time. Your Mom was so very blessed to have such loving and caring daughters! She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Paula and Jenny, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Adrian Moore
Message: Thoughts and prayers with the family during your loss.

Name: Tera McDougald
Message: Thoughts and prayers with your family during your loss.

Name: Charlotte Denton
Message: Jeanie and Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Mary was a sweet, nice lady and will be dearly missed. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Barbara Higgins
Message: I am so very sorry, I have known your Mom all my life and have never known a sweeter person....stay strong and may warm memories fill your heart.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Name: Ronnie & Monti Bozeman
Message: Paula and Family...your mom was a wonderful person. She gave me a job while I was still in high school. Cherish all of your memories. So so sorry for your loss.

Name: Mike Lonsberry
Message: Mrs James was one lady who made our church the kind of place a church should be. I served with her husband, Luther, in the National Guard and as a new 2nd LT benefited greatly from the guidance of an experienced NCO. Mrs James was always a pleasure to be around and the community is diminised some by her loss. Thank you Lord for sending us one of your best to show us the way. Prayers are offered for the family in this time of sorrow.

Name: david crouch
Message: We have such good memories of your Mother and Dad and send you our love. You are in our prayers as you walk through this time. Our love, Bro. David and Blanche Crouch

Name: janice funderburg/herring
Message: jennie and paula im so sorry for the loss of your will never forget her she is in a better place now love janice

Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: Jennie & Paula: Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Mary Ellen was a sweet lady and a lifelong friend to our family.

Name: Nancy Ferrell Martin
Message: Paula and Jenni my prayers are with you and your families during your time of loss and the days to come. Your mother was such a nice person and I remember her fondly.

Name: rebecca jenkins gilley

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: Our prayers are with your family at this sad time.

Name: Ernie and Earline Ferrell
Message: We want to extend sincere sympathy to the family. May God bless you now and the days to follow.

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Ray Sorry to hear about your sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Chris Hankins Dean
Message: Jennie,I followed your journey in the last days of your mother's life on Facebook. You have been a good daughter and gave your mother the kind of love and care that went beyond what was required of you. I lost my Dad 2 years ago. I know that God will give you the peace that only He can give. It is a peace that passes understanding. I live in Little Rock only about 7 miles from Bryant. My last job was as a Bereavement Counselor for a Hospice here. I would be glad to visit with you sometime. Your mother was always so kind to me in her stores. Sincere sympathy to both you and Paula.


Name: Teresa Testa
Message: Paula and Randall and the James family so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Teresa and family

Name: Tammy Hensley