Funeral Services honoring the life of Ann Powell James will be held day at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Steve and Lisa French. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be held following the service at Belmont Cemetery in Belmont, Louisiana.
Ann was born September 30, 1946 in Rochester, Indiana to Glen Powell and Christeen Powell Holloway and passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents, Loye and Bertie McFerren Gillenwater; loving brother, E.M. Holloway; and son, Randy Morris James.
Ann is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Dennis James; her son, Dennis Lee James, Jr. and wife, Kammy; three grandchildren, Rhys Hatherly-James, John Peter James, and Leah Ruth James; her sister, Jeri Latham and husband, Jimmy; nephew, Jonathan McCartney his wife, Kasi; and great-niece, Charlotte McCartney. Ann also is survived by many cousins and friends including, cousins, Johnie and Jackie Gillenwater, Patsy West, MacArthur Watts, and friends, Marilyn Bourdene, Lisa Coleman French, Yolanda Garcia Webster, and Jeannie Fentress.
Ann was a devout Christian who loved the Lord. She married the love of her life, Dennis James, at 19 years of age. They worshiped the Lord together and attended church pastored by Roy Garcia, until his untimely passing during the Covid epidemic. Ann and Dennis went on several Christian retreats over the years. She read her Bible on a daily basis and participated for many years in a Friday morning Bible Study lead by Jeannie Fentress. Ann volunteered at the Crisis Pregnancy Center and counseled many young women over the years. Ann loved Gospel music and would clean her home with the music playing loud as she sang along. Ann will be sorely missed by those who knew her and loved her strong, witty personality. She had a dry, quirky sense of humor.