Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs

Sara Matilda James

November 3, 1960 ~ July 6, 2024 age 63

Sara Matilda James passed away on July 6, 2024.

Sara James, 63, was reunited with her loved ones and friends at the Pearly Gates of Heaven on July 6, 2024. Sara James was born on November 3, 1960 in Macon, Georgia, to the late Matilda R. and William E. James. She attended Georgia Southern University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. For 27 years, she taught science at SSISD before retiring from the public school district. She then joined Bright Star Christian School and continued teaching for another 10 years. Her beloved students knew her as Ms Blakemore or Ms James.

She was also a member of First United Methodist Church and Sojourners Sunday School class. Sara had many past times but her favorites were church, science and art. In her spare time, you would find her either painting or visiting with family and friends.

She leaves behind her devoted husband, Gene McKelroy of 14 years. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Marc) Shoaff and her grandchildren, Aiden and Zoey, sister Tawn of Macon, Georgia, sister-in-law, Janie of Blairsville, Georgia as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel James.

The family would like to thank all the devoted friends and caregivers for their support over the years. A Celebration of Life will be at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the reception following the church service in the Fellowship Hall. Entombment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family is creating a Sara James S.T.E.A.M. Scholarship Fund, Donations may be made at Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs, TX.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

Sara James
Sara James

Author: Chad Young

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