American Veteran 04

James Israel Sr.

July 13, 1946 ~ December 14, 2021 (age 75)


Mr. James Larry Israel Sr., age 75, was a native of McComb, MS, and a resident of Helena, MS, for the past 46 years. On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, James passed away at home while surrounded by family. He was a believer of the Church of Latter-Day Saints.  James was employed by Ingalls Shipbuilding as a Sheet Metal Mechanic for five years.  He also was a veteran of the United States Army in which he proudly served in the Vietnam War and retired after 9 years of duty.

He is preceded in death by both parents, Carlie Barton Israel and Ruby Lucille Israel; daughter, Tammy Lynn Israel; grandson, James Branden Lee Israel; brother, C.B. Israel Jr.; sisters, Betty Jo Fountain, Margaret Pittman, and Valentine Michelli.

James leaves to cherish his loving memories to his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Dorothea Israel; 3 daughters, Tanja Israel, Diana (Alan) Church, and Winter (Tim) Ward; a son, James Larry (Ginny) Israel Jr.; two brothers, Varnell Israel and Bobby Jo Israel; three sisters, Earline Parker, Harriet Lee, and Edna Mae Somerhalder; seven grandchildren, Cari (Travis) Christensen, Justin (Courtney) McKinney, Chawn (Diana) Israel, Brittany (Justin) McKinney, Alexia (Alex) Holt, Anna (Isaiah) Johnson, and Sebastien Ward; five great-grandchildren, Brentley James Israel, Raelynn Marie Israel, Aria Samantha Winfred, Thea Lee Christensen, and Alakai Isaiah Johnson; and a host of many other relatives and friends that loved him dearly.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie in green pastures.  He leads me by the still waters.  He restoreth my soul.  He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Amen


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1001, 400 Veterans Ave
Biloxi, MS 39531

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