by Robert Earl Houston
Just got word that Pastor Eddie James of the Bridge Church in Apolika, AL, went home to be with the Lord. Pastor James is a son of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. A Bernard Devers. I remember when he joined New Hope, married his wife of 36 years, Hattie James. He sang in the Senior Choir, best friends with Tonax Dixon, involved in Sunday School, etc. and I remember when he confessed his call to the ministry and preached his first sermon. I remember when he and Hattie left Portland to go to Alabama, and my heart was touched to hear of the work that they were doing there with the Church. Praying for his wife and family.
Pastor Eddie James
June 5, 1948-August 29, 2013
Columbus, Georgia- Pastor Eddie James, 65, of 30 Lee Rd. # 436, Phenix City, AL died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Columbus Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held 10 AM CDT Friday, September 6, 2013 at The Bridge Church, Opelika, AL with pastor Auzzie Comer officiating. Interment will follow in Green Acres Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia according to Sconiers Funeral Home, 836 5th Ave., Columbus, GA. Visitation will be 12-4 PM,followed by a family hour 4-6PM Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the funeral home. Eddie James was born June 5, 1948 to Gus and Earline Bynum James. Pastor James attended and graduated from various Bible Schools with more intensive studies at the Beacon University, Columbus, GA. After much prayer in 1997, Pastor James along with his wife founded and pastored Family Life Chrisrtian Center, in Opelika, AL . Under the direction of the Holy Spirit the name of the church was changed to The Bridge Church of Opelika, AL. Pastor leaves a legacy to forever cherish His memories a loving, praying and devoted wife of 36 years, Hattie James, step mother, Rosie James, children, Kenneth Coleman, Anita aaHarris, Chandra James, Ecketer Owens Jr., Larissa Alford (James) and Melinda James, 17 grandchildren, siblings,Gus James Jr. (Vivian), Clemmie (Lorraine), Veneda LaRon (Daniel), Twins-Donald and Douglas James, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, host of cousins, family, friends and The Bridge Church of Opelika church family.
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