James Andrew Douglas was born April 9, 1932, in Monticello, Arkansas to the late Rosa Lee Thompson and Willie Douglas. He departed this life October 6, 2018, at the Chapel Wood Healthcare Facility in Warren Arkansas.
He attended school in Monticello and later began to work at the Southern Mill. He married Patricia Douglas in 1951 and to this union, five children were born. He later moved to San Francisco, California where he worked as a truck driver for an iron industry.
He was called to preach and his mid-twenties. He became pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in San Francisco, California in 1978.
He moved back to Monticello, Arkansas with his late wife Mabel Hill Douglas. he also became pastor of New Lite Baptist Church. He resided in Monticello until his health began to fail and he required 24-hour care. During this time he became a resident at the Chapel Woods Nursing Facility in Warren until his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mabel Hill Douglas, Four Sisters: Katherine Stubblefield, Annabelle Franklin, Willie Bell Black and Albertine Lane; One brother: Leo Douglas; One grandson: Eric Douglas; His son-in-law: Russell Winston who was also his caretaker until his death.
He leaves to cherish his memories Five children: Clark Douglas (Los Angeles, California), Katherine Hill (Castro Valley, California), Selesstine Winston, Harold Douglas and Barbara Webb (Clifford) all of Wilmar, Arkansas; One sister Edna Dorham Allen (Eddie); Two brothers: Al Wesley “Jack” Douglas and Robert “Jr” Douglas both of Monticello, Arkansas; He also leaves seven grandchildren: Taeisha Hill (Castro Valley, California), Michael Webb, Tasha Wilson, (Galvin) and Lateesha Webb all of Warren, Arkansas, Tiffany Winston (De’Orian) of Monticello, Arkansas, Danielle Douglas (Los Angeles, California) and Derrick Douglas (Sacramento, California), 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and a host of nieces nephews and friends
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Warren, AR.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 P.M. until service time Saturday at the church.
Burial will follow in the Wilmar Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett, AR