Benjamin James, age 31, left this earth in the company of angels on August 16, 2017. He died of natural causes in his home in Galveston, Texas with his mother, Annie Cole Truitt and stepfather Raymond Truitt, near. In a private family ceremony, his cremated remains will be scattered on family land where he had planned to live, in accordance with his wishes.
Ben came into this world March 10, 1986 in Odessa, Texas, graduated high school in Galveston and attended Houston Community College. He was a County Compliance officer in Ector County and worked for the Federal Government in Indiana, before returning to Galveston.
He is survived by his young children whom he deeply loved- son Ronin James, step-daughter Marley Iturregoi and daughter Charlotte (Charlie) Sissom, along with his brother Adam James, sister-in-law Andrea James, nephew Aaron James, father Johnny James, life-long friend Bobby Rumler and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Comforting is the knowing that death also brings reunions. Ben is now with the love of his life, Rachel Sissom, whose departure from this earth preceded his by only months.
Benjamin was extraordinarily intelligent and a talented artist. His unique wit would fill a room with laughter. But he will most be remembered for his sensitivity and selfless generosity towards all whose path met his. He left us far too soon, but the love that remains is not measured by the quantity of his time here. Lord, thank you for surrounding our precious Benjamin with your love. And for Your promise that we will someday be reunited in Paradise.