Warsaw - Ren Reid Smith James, 87, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Rex Hospital. Mrs. James was born November 28, 1931 in Duplin County, NC to Arthur Robert Smith and Trecy Mozingo Smith.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018 in Community Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation following the service. There will be a private family burial.
Mrs. James is survived by sons, Donald James and wife, Darlene and Melvin W. James and special friend, Janice all of Warsaw; sisters, Evelyn Johnson of Warsaw and Christine Smith of Zebulon; sister-in-law, Martha James of Wilmington. She was also survived by four grandchildren, Melvin W. James II and wife, Hannah, Trecinda James Kinsey and husband, Darrell, Stephen Daniel James, and Jessica James Whitman and husband, Eric and seven great grandchildren, Taylor Avery James, Olivia Madison James, Isabella Grace James, Aaron Lee Kinsey, Michael Lee Kinsey, Emma Joy Kinsey, Renlea Elizabeth Whitman.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. James was preceded in death by husband, Norwood James and two sisters, Dora Andrews, Dorothy Nichols.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bowden Community Church, Beverly Taylor, 552 Bill Clifton Road, Faison, NC 28341.