Passed away June 30, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. James was born February 15, 1927 in Charleston, MS. James was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in the Kalamazoo West Congregation. James was married to Eula Mae Boyd who preceded him in death on August 10, 2013. James was also preceded in death by his children, James, Eula B and Parlee; brother, John Powers. He is survived by his children, Jimmy (Sandra) Powell of Indiana, Ricky (Eve)Powell of Indiana, Wayne (Seraph) Powell of Indiana, Glenda (Earnest) Scott of Illinois, Betty (Chester) Murphy of Alabama, Erma Powell of Michigan, Mary Cash of Tennessee, Gloria Powell of Michigan; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and his brother Same with his wife Beee Powers. Memorial services will be held at West Kalamazoo Kingdom Hall, Saturday July 6, 2019 at 1pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Kalamazoo West Congregation.