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Hedwig "Hedy" (Reither) James

July 10, 1922 ~ February 17, 2022 (age 99)


Hedwig “Hedy” James, 99, passed away in Mitchell, GA, on February 17, 2022.

Mrs. James was born in 1922 and raised in Switzerland. She has been a resident of Georgia most of her life. She immigrated to the United States with a group of friends after the war on a two year Sponsored Diplomatic Visa to further her English. She then met her future husband Richard James and the rest was an amazing love story. One of her proudest days was when she became an American citizen. Hedy raised her sons while Richard served in Korea and two tours in Viet Nam.

She loved the Lord and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia. Hedy saw the Lord’s work often in nature. Often saying “who else could create such a beautiful animal”? To say Hedy loved this country would be an understatement. She was a fierce supporter of the United States and supported our troops without question.
Richard retired from the military and they moved to Georgia in 1966. After arriving on Parkwood Dr. in Kennesaw, Georgia, Hedy fell and broke her leg and “immanently” neighbors arrived bringing food. These unselfish actions justified the move and allowed for a lifelong bond of friendship. Our family to this day is truly blessed for their heart felt kindness!

Hedy was an avid reader and writer. She published her novel "Yesterday Was Long Ago" in 2019. She enjoyed people, nature, animals, crossword puzzles, needle point, knitting and England’s Royal history.

Hedy is survived by her sons, Ronald and Richard James, her daughter in law Jennifer James, and her granddaughter Shelby James. 

Hedy cherished her long-time friends many from Parkwood Drive, Gatlinburg, TN. Winnwood Retirement Community and Mitchell who are too numerous to name, but please know how much she appreciated your calls, visits, cards, and most important, your prayers.

A memorial is planned to celebrate her life on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:00p at Lakeside Funeral Home, 121 Claremore Dr. Woodstock, GA 30188.

In lieu of flowers, Hedy asks that you make a donation to the Shriners Children’s Hospital

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