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OBITUARY - Clarine James

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM
View Park | Mon., June 10, 2019 | 2:00P - 7:00P
View Park Chapel
4601 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

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.

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The family of Clarine James would like to thank you for the many acts of loving-kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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