Milton Taylor James began his life’s journey on January 3, 1943 in
Galveston, Texas. He was born to the union of Earnest James and
Clementine Williams James. This was the beginning of a life that would
influence countless of people.
He was educated in the public
schools of Galveston, Texas. At an early age the attended Holy Rosary
Catholic Church in Galveston with his family. As an adult he united with
Jerusalem Baptist Church where he remained a member until God called
Milton’s young life it was his dream to become a police officer. In
1968 the Lord blessed him to achieve this dream. He gave diligent
service through law enforcement career with the Galveston County
Sherriff’s Department and the Port of Houston. His longest tenure of
duty was with the Galveston Police Department giving outstanding service
until his retirement in 1996. He loved his work and did other private security jobs.
He was never too tired to do what he loved best, protecting and serving
his community. His winning smile, sense of humor, kindness and vitality
will be missed throughout our great county. He was a member of many law
enforcement organizations. He kept his oath to honor the badge, never
betraying his profession, kept his integrity, character and public
trust; he always had the courage to hold himself accountable for his
actions while upholding the laws of his country, his community and the
agencies he served. He enjoyed fishing when time permitted.
departed this life to be with the Lord on May 2, 2018. He is preceded in
death by his parents, Earnest and Clementine James; his daughter,
Dianthia James and other loved ones.
legacy will forever live in the hearts of his beloved family: his
children, Kizzie Simmons, Amanda James, Lakesha Davis, Aretha James,
Courtney James, Adrian James, his siblings, Marie Sinegal (Edward),
Earnest James, Jr., Richard James Erving, his grandchildren and 1
great-grandchild; his close friend to the end, Dana Williams, a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.
Services will be
held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 2717 Ball St.
in Galveston. The Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. with the Funeral service
to follow immediately at 11 a.m. under the direction of Wynn Funeral