Mass of Christian Burial for James Herbert Easter, 56, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Cremation will follow. He passed away January 12, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1953 in Wichita, KS the son of James William and Lillian Kathleen (Wilson) Easter.
Jim worked as a court service officer in Leavenworth, KS until he retired. After retirement he worked part-time for ECKAN Inc. He was a member of St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was also a former Kiwanis; Rotary and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity member.
He married Navonne McIntosh on June 12, 1982 in E. St. Louis, Illinois and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, James Lorenzo Hess Easter; a daughter, Sherrie Evelyn Kay Easter of the home; a brother, Timothy and his wife, Gail of Memphis, TN; a sister, Deborah and husband, Guillermon Barrera of Arlington, TX; his mother-in-law and father–in-law, Cecilia and Claude Castleberry of Evergreen, Alabama; a brother-in-law, Kurt Mason of Collinsville, IL; many other relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to ECKAN Inc. in Lawrence, KS or to Alliance Againist Family Violence in Leavenworth, KS and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until service time at the church on Tuesday.
He will lie in state from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.