Obituary of Barbara James
Barbara Jean James, 72, of Atlantic City, transitioned to eternal rest on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She was born on March 15, 1945, to Annie Bernice (Leeper) and John Burton in Charlotte, NC. Barbara received the Lord as her personal Savior at a very young age. She was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System. At the tender age of seventeen, Barbara married the late Joseph James and from that union five children were born. She later relocated to Atlantic City with the late Thomas Snowden where she worked for various casinos, lastly employed by Bally's Hotel and Casino.
She was predeceased by: parents, Annie Bernice (Leeper) and John Burton. Barbara is survived by: children, Joseph Kevin James (Phyllis), Barbra Ann James Nelson (Bryant), Diana James, William James (Carla) and JoAnna James Nelson (Rodman); siblings, JoAnne Burton, John Burton (Janie), Johnnie Gaither (Shirley), Betsy Burton, Ronald Burton (Valerie), Donald Burton (Marcella), Mary Jane Bizzell (William) and Rudy Burton (Diane); one aunt, Vivian Leeper; eighteen grandchildren; a host of great grand children; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; cousins; best friend, Rosa Kelly; and a host of other relatives, extended family members and friends.
Funeral services will be 11AM, Saturday, January 20, 2018, Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church, 410-414 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment Mt. Zion Memorial Cemetery, Darby, PA. Friends will be received for a time of reflection from 3PM to 5PM Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., 301 Absecon Boulevard, Atlantic City.
Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes. com.