James Henry Durrett
James Henry Durrett
  • February 20, 1928 - June 28, 2017
  • Ashland, Virginia

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James Henry Durrett, 89, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Lewis Durrett and Emma Coleman. James was a graduate of Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC and Pastor in the United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edith; children, Janet Flynn (Rob) and Brian Durrett (Anne); grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan, Grace, Jacob, and Eli; sister-in-law, Evelyn Durrett; sister-in-law, Doris Morefield and her husband, Stuart; nephews, Jeff and Greg and nieces, Carla, Cathy, Tammy, and Ruby. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005 from 6:00-8:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 18580 Partlow Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be registered at www.nelsenashland.com.