Kimberly Dawn James, age 42, of Royse City, TX, passed away on July 29, 2019. She was born February 8, 1977, to William Harvey James and Brenda Ann (Attaway) James. Kim was a math teacher at Cain Middle School in Rockwall. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in May of 2000 with a bachelor’s degree and then went on to receive her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas Arlington in 2015. Kim absolutely loved to teach. She received the Teacher of the Year award at Cain Middle School in 2018. Kim enjoyed life and loved to travel. She was very adventurous. Kim was the first to say yes and last to say no. She loved her family. Kim was a kind soul, who was full of encouragement. She had a contagious smile. Kim was a ray of sunshine. She will be missed beyond measure.
She is survived by her mother: Brenda James; brother: Jason James and wife Christin; step-sisters: Pam Moon and husband James, and Peggy Cross and husband Tommy; nieces and nephews: Thomas James, Nate James, Arianna James, Russell Cross, Michael Cross, Sam Davis, Lisa Davis and Jerrod James. She was preceded in death by her father: William Harvey James.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, August 3, 2019, in the M.L. Jones Chapel at First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad Street, Rockwall, TX 75087. Interment will be held 12:00 pm Sunday, August 4, 2019, in Bethel Cemetery, Logansport, LA. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the church prior to the service beginning at 2:00 pm.