Benjamin Fletcher James

March 10, 1986 - August 16, 2017
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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.

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Born: March 10, 1986
Died: August 16, 2017

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Mary Ann Crody posted on 9/2/17

Hello Annie I am so sorry. I was looking for something else when I saw Bens obit. I no longer living in Texas. I am in seattle wa. where I can get the help i need. I am old now and have a few medical problems. I was Bens math tutor for a few weeks if you remember me. I have always thought of you and him often and wondered how you all were doing. It seems at the end at least Ben achieved a measure of happiness. some people never get that. God Bless Mary Ann Crody


Robert Rumler posted on 8/29/17

I love you Ben, and I hate that I didn't get to say a final goodbye. So much I would have asked and said if I knew it would have been the last time. I hope to see you again one day. Wherever you are, I know you are making whoever is around you smile and laugh. Never a dull moment with you man. I will see you again, but not yet.


Robert Rumler posted on 8/29/17

I love you buddy. I hate that I never got to say goodbye. There was so much I wish I could say to you if I had known I would never get to say anything again. I hope one day we shall meet again. Laugh, smile, and enjoy our time together as we always did. My prayers are with your heartbroken mother. I will always stay in contact. Rest in piece my friend. I know you are now in a better place.