December 9, 1929 - February 10, 2015

Funeral services for Lillie Mae James of Painesville will be held at 12:00 on Saturday February 14, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church, 428 W. Jackson St. Painesville. Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Mrs. James, 85, peacefully went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2015 at the home of her daughter and main caregiver, Knova Wooten, and was surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. James was born on December 9, 1929 in McMinnville, Tennessee to Alton and Lydia Henegar. A long time resident of Painesville, she was a retired custodian for Lake County. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an exceptional cook and was known for her fried chicken and sweet potato pies, and would never send anyone away hungry. She also was known for feeding the homeless. She was a longtime member of the Westside Church of Christ. A woman who always believed in the power of prayer, reading the bible was a great joy for her and she spread her spirit to all by the examples she set during her lifetime. She also loved listening to and singing Gospel Music. Loved by all who knew her, she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her children: Barbara Aston of Texas, Otis James Jr. of Virginia, Fredia James, Edward (Pat) James, Gerald (Beatrice) James, Dilsie James-Clark, Knova Wooten, Lamar James, and Darin (Paula) James, all of Painesville; 28 Grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Otis James Sr.; Daughter Marilyn James; brothers: Alton Jr., Walter, Benjamin, and James Henegar. The family would also like to express much gratitude to Grace Hospice who took exceptional care of their mother. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery at a later date.