Charlene James went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 13, 2017, at the age of 72. She was born July 2, 1945 in Fresno. She passed peacefully in her Crescent City home with her loved ones at her side.

She is survived by her children, Woodrow “Woody” James (Kim James), Kyle James and Melinda Montague James, all of Crescent City. Grandchildren, Daniel James, Amanda James Martell (Charlie Martell), Jesse James, Sadee James and Jace James, Sean Ford, Krista Ford-Martinez (Ernie Martinez), Carly Montague and Alley Montague. Great grandchildren include Ethan, Emma, Katelynn, Charlie, Camden, Jorden, Kiara, Joshlynn, Carissa, Thomas and Hunter.

She is preceded in death by her loving parents, Fredrick “Fritz” and Berniece “Bee” Eldred and by her baby girl, Cheryl James.

Charlene loved The Lord, her family, the beach and crafting. She had a smile that could light up the darkest room. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A celebration of life service will be held at First Baptist Church of Crescent City on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.

Flowers can be sent to First Baptist Church, 1295 G St., Crescent City on Friday, September 22. Cards and/or donations can be sent to Charlene’s family at 1580 Del Mar Rd. in Crescent City.

— Submitted by Family

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