Mary Agnes James

Mary James born June 1st, 1949 in Owensboro, Kentucky. She passed away on February 22nd 2021 surrounded by her family. Mary lived in League City and was the owner of Essential Hospice.

She is preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” James; son Bradley James; parents Athel and Irma Day; sisters Ruby Day, June Moore, Margaret Dean and Corrina Day.

Mary is survived by her daughters Brandy Liss and Kathleen James and Kathleen’s fiancé Presley Branham, her son Travis James and his wife Jody James and eight grandchildren, Cameron, Kaylee “Marshall”, Hayley, Noah, Kaitlin, Jordan, Christian, Aidan and of course her favorite child, her beloved fur baby-Mr. Zeke E. Doodle.

Mary was well known in the community and many know her as the previous owner of The Arms Room. If you have lived in League City long enough you may have run into Mary at the local Chevron station getting lotto tickets and sharing her smiles-she was one lucky lady!

Mary was a MacGyver in the kitchen, she could whip up a meal with nothing more than peanut butter and a toothpick and make it delicious—unfortunately, this was not a trait passed on to her children. When Mary was cooking, no one went hungry and everyone raved about what a great cook she was.

Mary had a calling and was truly an angel here on earth, she was an amazing nurse and hospice provider. She cared for others with compassion and grace and worked with a team of angels that cared and loved as much as her.

Mary was truly a pillar in the community and leaves behind quite the legacy. She was no stranger to anyone, and everyone knew her as MawMaw.

Visitation will be 9:00 am with a funeral service at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at Crowder Funeral Home 851 FM 517 Dickinson, TX 77539 with Chaplain Mark Downs officiating. Reception at 12:30 pm at Essential hospice located at 450 N. Texas Avenue-Suite A Webster, TX 77598. Mary will be buried at Veterans Memorial Cemetery with her husband Bill and son Brad on March 10th.


  1. Mary was my dear high school friend. She usually drove, and we had wonderful memories together. At our 50th high school reunion, our usual group sat together, and reminisced about the good old days. I don’t think I’ve ever met a kinder, happier, loving, or caring soul like Mary. She talked about her children with much love. I’m sure you all have a big hole in your heart that no one will be able to fill. May God grant you all His love and peace. Someday in the future, I pray your tears turn into smiles when you talk about your mother. I love all of you through Mary’s precious stories of love.

    Ann Bailey
  2. Mary was a blessing to many people. I loved her from the time I met her 20 years ago. I miss her so much. ❤️❤️

    Georgette Kirkland
  3. Kathleen . I’m sorry I couldn’t come to see you today. I don’t go out very often because of Walt . You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love.

    Judy Parr
  4. I am blessed to have known Mary James. Mary was as tough and yet gentle, compassionate and caring as they come. She was a true story teller. There are so many stories that she has shared with me about her life. Many, that i will never forget. My sincere condolences to the James family.

    Patrick Robb
  5. I grew up with Mary living across the street. She’s a wonderful part of all my memories. Mary made the best of every situation. Always laughing at any situation. She was successful in every area of her life. Mary was a force of nature. I’ve lived her like a sister for over 50 years. See you later Mary. ❤️

    Lola Beckman
  6. Mary Day (James) came to our Lewisburg, KY
    Community about the Summer of 1962 from
    Owensboro, KY. We were in Junior High and
    probably within a month everyone knew or
    had talked to Mary. She lived on the corner
    house with her Parents across from Sheila &
    Lola Harris on edge of town. It was a center of
    activity for local kids. Eventually, Mary married
    Bill James after we graduated and was a cousin
    of the Harris Family.

    We had so much fun our Junior & Senior years
    running around with Classmates in town and
    other nearly Communities. Ball games, Movies,
    Class Parties, Jr. & Senior Play Practices, playing
    neighborhood kids in basketball, football &
    soccer were many pass times.

    Never saw Mary after our High School days, but
    two or three times. But after a few minutes of
    discussing family & latest news, we could talk
    for hours with School memories just like we
    had recently lived them.

    God Bless Mary’s Memories and her Family &
    Friends in the time to come. There will be
    plenty of reasons to smile and laugh as we think
    of our times with her. Know she is having quite
    a reunion with old Friends & Family in Heaven
    Today. 🎶 “What a Day that will be”…. ❤️😊 🙏🏻

    Pete Lehman
  7. I first met Mary and Bill James in 1976 while a soldier stationed at Ft. Polk, LA. Bill and I were helicopter pilots and this being my first tour after graduating from flight school Bill was kind enough to take me under his wing for some serious guidance and mentoring. I still recall those days fondly, especially those spent off-duty with Mary and Bill at their home or boating on Toledo Bend reservoir. Years later, in the post-Army days Bill and I worked together at an Air Ambulance company. The last time I saw them both was in early 2011 when they opened the expanded Arms Room. Bill and Mary were both the finest people one would ever want to have in one’s life; I will miss them a lot.

    John Neilson

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