Brenda Martin James


Brenda Martin James went to her Heavenly Home on June 29, 2019. She died peacefully at her residence on Highway 441 in Wilkinson County, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was the daughter of Lee and Frances Davis Martin. She was born in Milledgeville, but lived in Wilkinson County all of her early years. She graduated from Wilkinson County High School in 1967 and from Georgia College in 1971 with a degree in education.
She taught in many schools all over Georgia. She began her teaching career in Baldwin County and then taught in schools in St. Simons Island and Wilkinson County. After her marriage to Steve James in 1975, they both taught schools in Jones County, West Point City Schools, Troup County and Carroll County. She ended her 35 year teaching career at John Hancock Academy, Sparta, Ga. in 2014. She served as lead teacher, department head, cheerleader sponsor and field trip coordinator. She was named Teacher of the Year at Temple Middle School in 2004.
Brenda had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and was an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church, McIntyre, Ga., until failing health prevented her from participation. She served as Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School director and participated in mission trips and other activities.
Brenda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved to laugh and have a good time. She loved to cook and enjoyed family gatherings. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Steve James, their daughters, Kara James and Emily (Will) Hulsey of Highway 441 in Wilkinson County, two grandchildren, Dylan Hulsey and Samantha Hulsey; two sisters, Mary Ann (Lantz) Rogers of Toomsboro, Ga. and Burnice (Bob) Leady of Brunswick, Ga. and one brother, Dave (Laney) Martin of Highway 441, Wilkinson County; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, McIntyre, Ga., on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Burial will follow at Temples-Davis Cemetery. Brother Curtis Hardie will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
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Jul 04, 2019
My thoughts are with Brenda’s family. I didn’t personally know her, but she sounds like she was a caring person by her efforts as a teacher and a good person. I only hope to share just a little comfort. The promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that God will end death and we will see our loved ones in the future. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”