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State Funeral for Sen. G. Luz A. James

Sept. 24, 2006 – Former Sen. G. Luz A. James will lie in state in Government House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 29. There will be a second viewing from 8-9:30 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Government House. Mourners will then proceed to Holy Cross Catholic Church where a eulogy and tributes will begin at 10:30 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Christiansted Cemetery.
Former Sen. Gerard Luz A. James Sr., age 80, of Anna's Hope, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Asta M. Klyvert James; daughter; Barbara'Mae James-Petersen; sons: the Honorable Gerard Luz A. James II, Emmeth V.C. James and Kelsey Gerard James, M.D.; and adopted children: Benita Brickhouse, Keith Brakehouse, Renae Meyers, Vernon James, Gloria Joseph, Alma Roberts, Arthur A. Joseph and Warrington "Hustler" Drew. He is also survived by grandchildren: Alita Michelle Petersen, Leah Rochelle Petersen, Kelvin Randall Petersen Jr., Jenee Lemar, James Pharoah, Jennelle Louise James, Jeilene Naomi James, Jalani Riley, Malik Christian James, Shanel Jacqueline James, Aarielle Martia James and Kelsey Valmont James; and great-grandchildren: Alauna Kae'nia Cazaubon and Ayanna Jai Pharoah; as well as many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Professional funeral arrangements are entrusted to James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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