James "Jimmy" Edward Ramirez Sr.

Sunday, April 15th, 1934 - Saturday, January 4th, 2020
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James "Jimmy" Edward Ramirez, Sr., age 85, began his heavenly life on Friday, January 4th, 2020. James’ family and friends will gather for visitation on Thursday, January 9th from 5:00pm-7:00pm with a worship service starting at 7:00pm at Grace Funeral Chapel, 1604 W. Austin Street in Port Lavaca. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 10th at 10:00am at Central Baptist Church, 1900 W Main Street in Port Lavaca. Burial to follow at Port Lavaca Cemetery.  Honoring James by serving as pallbearers will be James Edward Ramirez III, Robert "Bobby" Ramirez, Aaron Ramirez, Derek Zamora, Christian Zamora and Klayton Garza. Honorary pallbearers are Mingo Balboa and Gilbert Balboa.

He was born on April 15th,1934 in Gregory (Portland), Texas to the late Santiago and Beatrice Perez Ramirez. James served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He worked at Alcoa Manufacturing as a mechanic for many years until his retirement. James had a sense of humor that could lighten the room. He loved making people laugh. He enjoyed fishing and was a part-time shrimper. He served as a Sunday School teacher at Central Baptist Church and also attended Six Mile Assembly of God Church. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Santiago Ramirez and Beatrice Perez Dybala; his son, James E. Ramirez, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Bob Millis.

James is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dora B. Ramirez; his sons, Fabian Ramirez (Teresa), Richard “Ricky” Ramirez (Prissy), Robert “Bobby” Ramirez (Gloria), and Aaron Ramirez and fiancé, Patricia Chavana; his brothers, David Ramirez (Lola), John Ramirez (Jane), Sammy Ramirez (Deborah Parker), and Frank Ramirez (Margaret); his sisters, Irene Roberts (Frank) and Guadalupe Millis; his 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends.

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Funeral arrangements and services under the personal care of Grace Funeral Chapel –Port Lavaca.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Grace Funeral Chapel
    1604 W Austin
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
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    Worship service to begin at 7:00pm.
  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Central Baptist Church
    1900 W. Main St.
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
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    Pastor Arturo Hernandez
  • Interment

    Port Lavaca Cemetery
    624 S Trinity Street
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
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