Jonell James

May 25, 1953 - August 21, 2020

Jonell James

Jonell James, 67, of Nederland, died Friday, August 21, 2020. She was born May 25, 1953, in Port Arthur, to Gloria Macomber Crochet and John Crochet.

Jonell enjoyed baking and going to concerts with her best friend. She was a supporter of the American Legion where in her younger years she called Bingo. She and her husband had a passion for classic cars and enjoyed strolling car shows together. Jonell loved to have family around and most of all, she enjoyed being a mom and a grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter, Krissy Blair and husband, Daniel, of Nederland; son, Clint James and wife, Felicity, of Arkansas; grandchildren, Jessica and Lillian James; and Hailey Blair; brother, John Crochet, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Nederland; and sisters-in-law, Karen Zalar and Kathy Landry.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gloria and John Crochet; and husband, K.C. James II.

A private family committal will be held at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.

Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (7)

  • Toniqua Lawson

    10 September 2020 at 23:57 | #

    Mrs , Jonell I am very grateful that God put us in each other’s life I learned a lot of interesting things from you , I enjoyed helping take care of you the last 3 years . IIwill never forget the moments we shared at my home and yours , Memorial Day , Christmas , and also Halloween., Thank you for accepting me and my family me and my family will miss you very deeply I will continue to always think of you and will come see you thank you for everything you have done for me and my family , I will continue to lift Krissy , Clint , the grandkids , etc , everyone I no you loved deeply in my prayers . I’m happy I stayed with you till the end this season has made me a stronger woman well rest my friend until we meet again enjoy your wings and butterflies.Love Always Toni.


  • Carol Pate

    09 September 2020 at 05:22 | #

    Remembering our PTA days, Christmas luncheons and the 30+ year friendship we shared. You will be missed.


  • Kimberly Wolfford

    04 September 2020 at 11:31 | #

    I will miss our talks Jonell. It is so hard to believe you are gone. I had just seen and chatted with you a day or two before. Rest In Peace my friend. Please know that I will now gladly step up as a Mother figure for Krissy. She has called me her second Momma for many years now. I will do what I can to guide her.

    My sincere condolences to family and friends.

    Kimberly Wolfford


  • Kris White

    04 September 2020 at 02:08 | #

    Remembering all our PTA days and all those hot Friday nights in the concession stand. Special memories of our girls Christmas Parties celebrating our special friendships over the years. Praying for God’s strength, comfort and peace for Krissy, Clint and theIr families . May you all feel God’s presence daily for days to come. ❤️


  • Gay Scott

    04 September 2020 at 02:01 | #

    Jonell was a great hostess! She would have our ladies group over for a holiday lunch. which we all enjoyed!


  • Ann Bynum

    04 September 2020 at 01:45 | #

    Rest In Peace my wonderful friend of 32 years. Miss you already!❤️


  • Diane Inglish

    03 September 2020 at 22:58 | #

    A dear sweet friend who always loved life....her family as well as friends. Will miss her dearly.


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