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Irene Richardson James

April 9, 1939 November 20, 2018
Irene Richardson James
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Obituary for Irene Richardson James

Irene Richardson James, 79, of Danville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at her Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born April 9, 1939, in Danville to the late Mary Lee Richardson Keene and the late Jack Hairston. Mrs. James was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar James. She worked as a housekeeper at Riverside Health Care Center. Mrs. James was a member of Emmanuel Apostolic Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Ida Michelle Poteat (Earl) of Danville, Wendy Thomas of Danville, Rose Chatten (John) of Danville, Almeda Medley of Ringgold, Va., and Tosha Medley of Danville; her son, Steve Thomas (Suzette) or Orange, New Jersey; as well as 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. James was predeceased by her son, Sam Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Pastor Eddie Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the James family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:00 PM 11/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, VA 24540

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel
3995 Franklin Turnpike Danville 24540 VA
United States

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Highland Burial Park Final Resting Place

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

3049 North Main Street Danville 24540 VA
United States

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