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Wednesday May 12th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Wednesday May 12th, 2021

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Wednesday May 12th, 2021

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Joy Lee James

Joy Lee James, 78, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Andrew T. Johnson and Frances G. Johnson.

Mrs. James was a member of Hyde Park Freewill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, who had many talents, such as, cooking, sewing and stained glass.

Joy is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Frank L. James, Jr.; daughters, Debra J. Johnston (Frank A.) and Ashley L. Doyle (Jarrod) both of Suffolk, VA, and a son Frank L. James III (Marie) of Manassas, VA, along with six grandchildren. She is predeceased by a son, David A. James.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Trueblood officiating, visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow afterwards at Nansemond-Suffolk Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed or memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Dr Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, VA is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at RWBakerFH.com.

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We are thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your dear mother. You have gained the most loving guardian angel, and I know she is watching over you and your boys. We are praying for your family. With love, Bob Edmonds and the Girls

Sarah Edmonds May 13 2021 12:00 AM

We are praying for comfort in your hearts for your family.

Mary Means May 13 2021 12:00 AM