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Keith James

WEST LAFAYETTE -Keith James Jonathan "Keith" James, age 45, of West Lafayette, IN , died on Sunday March 28, 2010 at the Indiana University Medical Center after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He was born on November 27, 1964 to Joseph "Joey" and Judy (Woodruff) James in Grenada, MS. Keith attended the Cleveland Schools and graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College with a degree in drafting. He married Pamela Whitaker on April 19, 1986 in Cleveland, MS. He worked for Cives Steel Company in Rosedale from 1985-1996 until his transfer to the Wolcott, Indiana plant. Keith was a former little league coach. He loved hunting, fishing and being with his kids and their friends. He enjoyed spending time with family. He was especially fond of riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. Memorial service will be held Friday April 2, 2010 7:00PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00PM till 7:00PM Friday April 2, 2010 at Cleveland Funeral Home. He is survived by Wife of 23 years, Pamela "Pammy" Whitaker James of West Lafayette, IN. Son, Matthew and his wife Jessica James of Lafayette, IN. Daughter, Tabitha Renay James of West Lafayette, IN. Father and Mother Joseph "Joey" Morris and Judy Ann W James of Glen, MS. Sister, Michelle J. Richardson of Cleveland, MS. Brother-in law Jimbo Whitaker of Water Valley, MS, Nephews Devin Richardson of Cleveland, 3 nieces Lindsay Richardson, Chloe Richardson both of Cleveland and Lilly Whitaker of Water valley, MS. He also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers the family of Jonathan "Keith" James requests that memorials be made to Esophageal Cancer Research at the I.U. Simon Cancer Center c/o I.U. Foundation P O Box 660245 Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245. Please indicate on gift in Memory of Jonathan "Keith" James. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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So sorry for you loss.

Frances Barger - April 08, 2010 at 09:28 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences. I do not need to tell you he was a fine man..... But it can't be said enough. He was!!!!!

David L. Murray - April 05, 2010 at 09:11 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

It is hard to know what to say or do. Just know that we love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Johnny and Adelean Emerson - April 02, 2010 at 11:23 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tabi and family--I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you; you are in my prayers.

Karen Henderson - April 01, 2010 at 03:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Judy, So sorry about the loss of Kieth. I am thinking of you. Love always, Jackie Jean

Jackie Blassingame Ditto - April 01, 2010 at 12:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Matt & Tabi, Although no words can really help to ease the loss of your dad, just know that you are in my every thought and prayer.

Janene Kruse - March 31, 2010 at 11:34 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


UNCLE JACK WOODRUFF - March 31, 2010 at 10:23 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


FINIS AND ANN IVY - March 31, 2010 at 10:18 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Matt and family - I am so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Hammons - March 31, 2010 at 09:13 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I graduated from East Tallahatchie High School with Susan. She has been sending out prayer requests for Keith and the family. My families' prayer are with your family in this time of loss.

Charlotte Lavender Hargett - March 31, 2010 at 08:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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