In humble submission to the will of our Almighty God, we celebrate the homegoing of our beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend in the person of James E. Lettries, Jr.
James Jr. was born the eldest son to the union of Vicky Hamilton and James E. Lettries Sr. on September 6th, 1979 in Frankfurt Am-Main Hessen, Germany.
James Jr. lovingly called Little James was an amazing child. At the young age of 8 years, he willingly gave life to Christ and was baptized at the First Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, Texas under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Alan K. Brown.
James Jr. also loved school. James moved to Longview, Texas in his junior high school years. He joined and was baptized at Longview Baptist Temple, and attended Longview Baptist Academy from where he graduated. His primary, secondary and high school academic reports consistently reflected an above average rating. Often his instructors would say that James Jr. listens attentively. He plans and organizes. He is neat and orderly. He participates in activities promptly and willingly. James Jr. follows directions. He works independently and disciplines himself. Those annotations and reflections were reverberated throughout his life’s journey because that is exactly the way he lived his personal and professional life.
Born into a family legacy rich in military service, James Jr. joined the United States Air Force in 1999 following in the footsteps of his grandfathers and father (Charles W. Lettries Sr., Ruben Hamilton and James E. Lettries Sr. ) Airman James Jr. Served his country with dignity, with vigor and with honor.
James Jr. became an owner-operator in transportation. He also became an instructor at Coastal Truck Driving School in Monroe, Louisiana. While in Monroe James Jr. met Adriane Broughton and they became engaged.
James Jr. leaves to cherish his memory a loving mother, Vicky Hamilton – Little Rock, Arkansas, a faithful father, James E. Lettries – Los Angeles, California, four brothers; Nicholas Lettries (Katrina) – Los Angeles, California, Terrell Hamilton (Taylor) – Little Rock, Arkansas, Brandon Hamilton –Aimee, South Carolina, Jamieon Lettries – Los Angeles, California, and a beloved host of relatives and friends.