Michael Douglas James

Services will be held at 2:00 PM  Monday,  November 8, 2021 at Hulett Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Douglas “Mike” James, 61, of Hattiesburg, MS.

He died November 4, 2021 at Merit Health Wesley.

Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

Mike  was born in, Jackson, Tennessee, to Bob and Lucy Ann Beacham James on January 16, 1961. 

He played football at Pearl River Community College and Mississippi State University. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and later launched Legacy Wealth Management. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church, which is now Venture; he enjoyed watching college football and practicing martial arts. He encouraged his children in their faith and in all of their other endeavors.

Mike is preceded in death by his father, Robert Neil “Bob” James; his biological mother, Lucy Ann Beacham James, and son-in-law, James Dakota Howell.

Mike is survived by his children,  Jessica Howell, Sheldon James, Neilee James, and Mason James; mother, Gwen James; his brothers and sisters, Jeff James, Mark James, Deanna Martino Byrd, Debra James Weldon, Dean Fortenberry, and David Fortenberry; grandchildren, Lincoln Howell, Lillian Grace Howell, and Jamie Catherine Howell.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon Monday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.