Carla C. James, 59, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, at her home in Jackson.

She was born May 15, 1956, to Roy “Mann” E. and Mary Louise Grimes James.

She attended Jackson High School and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Loving survivors include four daughters: Stacy “Nicky” Heider and children Paige, Melinda, and Jazsmyn of Cape Girardeau; Michelle (Bradley) Rosa and children Abigail, Bradley, and William of O’Fallon, Missouri; Jenny (Levi) Kester and son Collin “Keith” of Jackson; Christina (Matthew) Ernst and children, Haileigh, Caitlyn, Matthew, Reagan, and Allysen of Friedheim; four siblings: Sheila ( Mack) Young of Wood River, Illinois; Marty (Joyce) Aldrich of O’Fallon;  Manuel James of Springfield, Illinois; Frankie James of Cape Girardeau; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved canine friend, Toby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Patricia Moore and Pamela Reisenbichler.

Visitation will be Monday, October 12, 2015, from 3:30 to 7:30 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jr. Davis officiating.

Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

The family appreciates memorial contributions to McCombs Funeral Home.

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  1. John & Doris Hilpert

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Know that as hard as it may be to lose her, she is in a better place and pain free, and you will be reunited with her someday.

  2. Kristina Red Towell

    I am so sorry. Lil Bit was a great friend. Prayers for your family.

  3. Debbie (Young) Campbell

    Aunt Carla will be truly missed. Although it has been years since I have seen Carla and the family – due to distance of miles, know that you have never left my heart.

    Our hope is that GOD will provide you with peace and comfort during this time of loss. Just remember that this is temporary and that some day, we will be having the biggest family reunion with Grandma James, Roy, Aunt Pat and Aunt Pam, and now Aunt Carla.

    In our thoughts and prayers,

    The Campbell Family
    Debbie (Young – Mack and Shelia’s Daughter)
    Jeff, Alyssa, and Mara

  4. Amy

    Sorry to hear about your mother I just found out today. I’m praying for you and your family. I have alot of good memories of spending time with you and your mom.
    Amy Hayden Blake

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