Lola AKA JAMES Lola James-Popejoy
Lola AKA JAMES Lola James-Popejoy
  • March 15, 1941 - December 13, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Lola James-Popejoy went to be with our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on December 13, 2017. Lola was the loving mother of David Gonzalez-Valenzuela, who preceded her in death and is survived by two other beloved sons, Pat and Rick James and her beloved grandsons, Patrick James, Corey James and Dylan James. Lola's greatest joy was doing for and spending time with her sons and grandsons. She often said that her purpose in this life was to be a mother. Lola is also survived by two sisters, Frances (Castillo) Canchola and Belinda (Castillo) Moreno, brothers, Tib (Tiburcio Jr.) Gonzalez, Frank Gonzalez and Eddie Lombardi (Gonzalez) and their respective family members as well as David and Emilio Gonzalez and their families. Lola was a member of St. Louis the King Parish for many years where she had been involved in various ministries. She most recently was a member of Sts. Simon and Jude Parish and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference there. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 6:00-8:00p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00p.m. located at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ. The Funeral Mass for Lola will be celebrated at Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix 85017, on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6540 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ. For more information or to leave a tribute to Lola please visit