Marian Anebelle James of Maple Hill, NC passed gently from her earthly life on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Ashe Gardens Memory Care in Burgaw.
She was born September 14, 1935 in Maple Hill, daughter of the late Joshua Stuart and Lalage Shull James. Also remembered is her brother, Richard S. James and brother-in-law, James Burroughs, Sr., both who preceded Marian in death.
Surviving family include her sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and Lloyd Bostian of Madison, WI; sister, Jeanne Stuart Burroughs of Raleigh; nieces, Marilyn Bostian Webster and husband Mark, Susan Bostian Young and husband Jim, and Melinda Burroughs Lovick; nephews, Brian Bostian, Steven Bostian, David Bostian and wife Gail, and James D. Burroughs, Jr. and wife Beth; and ten grand nieces and nephews.
Marian was an elder in Maple Hill Presbyterian Church and served as a Commissioned Lay Preacher of Coastal Carolina Presbytery in the Presbyterian Church USA from 1991 until 1997. She was a charter member of the Board of Trustees for the Maple Hill Medical Center.
Marian graduated from Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC and from Maryville College in Maryville, TN. She worked for American Airlines in Washington, DC and Hartford, CT. After returning to Maple Hill, she was employed as assistant librarian at the Pender County Public Library from 1985 to 1995.
Graveside service will be conducted in the James Family Cemetery at a later date. Following the graveside, friends and family will be welcomed at Sycamore Springs (family home place) in Maple Hill for a time of fellowship.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Maple Hill Presbyterian Church, C/O William Marshburn, 14171 NC Hwy 53 E, Maple Hill, NC 28454 or to Friends of the Pender County Library, PO Box 879, Burgaw, NC 28425.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.