James Milton Blades
1946 - 2020
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James Milton Blades, a resident of Walker, LA, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at his home. He was born December 27, 1946 in Kentwood, LA and was 73 years of age. He was a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts. He was a retired welder from Exxon Refinery after 37 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Swain Blades; son, Jamie Glynn Blades and wife, Mary Ann; grandsons, Ashton Blades and Justin Cutrer; great-grandson, Ariat Cutrer; step-son, Shane Talbot; step-granddaughter, Angell Talbot; step-great-grandchildren, Emily and Bryson Roberie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, George Milton and Vergie Needham; paternal grandparents, James Otto and Mattie Blades; parents, James B. and Katie Needham Blades; brother, Cade R. Blades. Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Larry Blades. Interment Needham Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. Pallbearers will be Kelly Blades, Sheldon Blades, Bill Birch, Shannon Travis, Brandon Carter, and Forrest Sibley. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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Published in The Advocate from May 21 to May 23, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAY
23
Visitation
09:00 - 12:00 PM
New Zion Baptist Church
MAY
23
Service
12:00 PM
New Zion Baptist Church
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20 entries
May 27, 2020
It was an honor to know and care for Mr. James. I know he and my dad were great friends. I will miss him.
Aileen Anglin
May 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of James passing Thinking of you all in this time.
Connie Brabham
Friend
May 23, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time .
Regina Lee
Family
May 22, 2020
Jimmy was a hard worker. Very much skilled in his craft as a welder. Highly respected by his co-workers. Nice guy and true friend. Will be missed dearly. God Bless, Randy "big head" Phillips
Randal Phillips
Coworker
May 22, 2020
I remember the first day he went to work at Exxon. He and I were in the same work crew, in 1968. We have been good friends ever since. He was very good man. He will surely be missed by me and others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to James family.
Larry & Kathie Bercegeay
Friend
May 22, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. James was such a true gentleman. He and I share the same Christmas time birthday and he always reminded me of that when we saw him.
Cassie & James Corley
Friend
May 22, 2020
I knew James from Exxon and Exxon Credit Union. He always came by my office and talked about life, his family, stories of the CMB, and financial stuff. May he Rest In Peace.
Corliss Satterfeal
Coworker
May 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. James Milton was a hard working man. Praying for his family.
Butch & Jeanne Hanson
Friend
May 22, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Chance & Rhonda Guidry
Friend
May 21, 2020
Sending Prayers to all!
Debbie Morris McConnell
Family
May 21, 2020
Sorry for your loss Jamie. Mr James was a good man and was always there if us kids needed help working on anything. Usually with 2 or 3 good stories to go along with the help. Our prayers to you and your family. Peb
James Redmond
Friend
May 21, 2020
I spent many a day and night with Hook not only at work but also at Puddins shop, chipola, and the Reservation. It just breaks my heart that he has passed but we all had some good times together and he will always be in my memories. I remember one time we were in a tower together and I was sitting on the side of him that had the bad eye that he couldnt close. I talked to him for a long time before I realized he had been sound asleep the whole time. Rest In Peace brother and God bless you. I hope that you and Pud save a place in heaven the rest of the gang. My deepest sympathies for the family. Twiggy Castello
Twiggy Castello
Coworker
May 21, 2020
Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie & Shelby
Debbie Sykes
Friend
May 21, 2020
Best stop 18
Friend
May 21, 2020
Peggy, Jamie, our condolences to you in the loss of Jimmy. He was kind and generous man. I knew Jimmy from our working together at The Plant. He understood the importance of giving back, and he did so often at our onsite blood drives. I want to thank his family for Jimmy's service in the Marines in defense of our Nation. May the moments you shared grant you comfort and peace as you grieve. God Bless, Vince and Rhenda Giaccone
VINCENT GIACCONE
Friend
May 21, 2020
Praying for your family. We had a lot of fun times with your dad. Love you babe.
Dennis & Alice Frazier
Friend
May 21, 2020
Sorry for yall loss,James was a very nice Guy I got the privilege to work with in the CMB in the 70/80s.He showed many younger welders how to properly run the welding machines in the shop.( Nose) as we called him ,always had a smile on his face.He told us many stories of the war in Vietnam too!!He will be missed ,May the Lord give Yall comfort,God Bless You..sincerely Robert Badon
Robert Badon
Friend
May 21, 2020
Our deepest sympathy.
St Helena Parish Sheriffs Department
May 21, 2020
My sincere sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ann Huff
May 21, 2020
Sending my love, prayers and deepest condolences. With love, Linda
Linda Williams
Family
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