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Mary Helen James
Mary Helen James  1925-2016
Mary Helen James, age 91, of Pensacola, was called home Thursday, September 1, 2016. She was born in Leaksville, MS, to the late Thomas and Mary Alice Beard. Mary retired from the job she loved as an Escambia County School Bus Driver, after 30 years of service. She enjoyed helping others, shown by her 25 years as a volunteer with the Surgical Center at Sacred Heart Hospital. Mary was a member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, where she enjoyed participating in the “Keenagers,” senior group.  She was an avid seamstress and loved to crochet, which she did until she lost her sight.  Mary was the original “extreme couponer,” long before the reality show. She was known for rooting out a deal, and had a never ending supply of coupons. Mary was preceded in death by her cherished husband Donnis A. James; her daughter Deborah Ann Holland; and her parents. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Donna J. Evans, Gary (Tina) James, and Denise (Rusty) Lane; grandchildren Christie (Dennis) Elliott, Darren (Angie) Evans, David (Cheryl) Evans, Jennifer (Steve) Maples, Greg (Jessica) Holland, Brian (MaryAnne) Crooke, Scott (Katie) Crooke, Ryan (Michelle) James, and Rhett (Angel) James; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 10:00am, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, until the service begins at 11:00am. Reverend Ron Pouliot will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mary’s family wants to give special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Homestead Village and Covenant Care Hospice, for the kind, loving and compassionate care they provided to her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to Covenant Care Hospice, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32504. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola, FL entrusted with arrangements.