In Loving Memory of Clarine James
February 19, 1929 - May 17, 2019
Clarine (who was given the nickname honeybunch by one of her uncles) was
born February 19, 1929, to the union of Arthur Galloway and Essie LewisBoyd, in Greenville, Mississippi.
Clarine accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at New Jerusalem
Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, MS, under the leadership of Rev.
J.V. Haywood; Clarine was a member for 15 years.
She was "Honeybunch" to her family and others in Mississippi, the girl who
wore big earrings (you know that girl, the one who wears big earrings; yeah
that's her) which she made herself, wanting to be different.
Her mother moved to Las Vegas in 1944, she and Robert stayed in Greenville until she graduated from Coleman High School, later in Vegas she started working at JD's, it was a place where teenagers hung out; that's where she met Eddie. Later on, the two were united in Holy Matrimony, and to this union three children were born: Alpertis, Anita, and Maurice.
Clarine and Eddie moved to California where she worked at Elco Pacific in
shipping and later at Caltrans Maintenance for the State of California.
Her hobbies were creating and making lamps, and if your TV went out, you
could call Clarine, she could fix it, but that was back in the day when we
had TV's with tubes, didn't matter, she would take care of it. She also enjoyed sewing and crochet, (mama you should have had your own business) she was good at creating and decorating, putting it all together.
Clarine loved her some Sam Cooke "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Marvin
Gaye "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow."
Those who preceded Clarine in the homegoing journey was her parents
Arthur Galloway and Essie Lewis-Boyd, her husband Eddie James, her two
sons, Alpertis "Al," and Maurice James, and her brother Robert Galloway.
Clarine leaves to mourn and cherish her memories, her daughter Anita
James, daughter-in-law Deborah James, a nephew, George Reed,
grandchildren: Jermaine Hutchins, Dion James, Courtney Hutchins, Sr.,
Myisha, and Jessica James; great-grandchildren: Emahn James, Chavonne
and Malasia Hutchins, Mekhi Brazile, Courtney "CJ" Hutchins Jr., Isaiah
James, Amara Hutchins, Sumayah Butler, and Jahlil Hutchins. She also leaves special friends: Marie Butler, Marian Miller, and Donna Brown; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.