SESSER – James J. Mandrell, 75, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at home.
James was born Dec. 24, 1937, to Millard and Dorothy (Connor) Mandrell.
He married Lida (Shaw) Mandrell on Dec. 24, 1955, in Sterling. James was a steelworker.
He is survived by children, James Nelson Mandrell of Mount Vernon, Steven Lee Mandrell of North Carolina, Alma Louise Mandrell of West Frankfort and Angel Marie Todd of Sesser. Also surviving are grandchildren, Alysha, Hunter, Zachary, Ryan, Jennifer and Stacey; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Homer Mandrell of Deer Grove and Bob Mandrell of Atlanta; and three sisters also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Jo Ellen and two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 3, in Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, with Brother Bryant Harris officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is in charge of arrangements.
For more information, visit www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.