Pearl James

Pearl James, 87, of Cameron, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in San Antonio.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Marek, Burns, Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron with the Rev. Gary Maroney officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Corinth cemetery near Buckholts.

Pearl is survived by four children, Bobby James of Pearland, Claudia Goode of Benton, Ark., Kenneth James of San Antonio, and Karen McCluskey of Bulverde; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

Pearl married Joe C. James on Feb. 1, 1947. They were married for 61 years before his death in 2008.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, W. H. & Mollie Gilbert; two sisters, Mary Persky and Dorothy Mitcham; and two brothers, I.T. Gilbert and William E. Gilbert.

Pearl was retired from the Northeast School District in San Antonio as a food services manager after 25 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cameron, where she served on the food committee for many years.

The family would like to thank all family and friends for their cards, visits, and love, and prayers during Pearl’s illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Cameron, to the Bereavement Food Committee.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.