September 1, 1947 ~ January 31, 2023
James Ely, 75, of Desloge, passed away January 31, 2023, at Parkland Health Center South in Farmington. He was born September 1, 1947, in St. Francois County, to the late Melvin and Joyce Lorane (Shannon) Ely. James was a member of the Irondale Assembly of God Church and Shopmens Local 518 Ironworker's Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, as well as riding his motorcycles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chad Taylor and one brother, Melvin Ely.
James is survived by his loving wife, Belinda “Diane" (Mills) Ely; children, Tina Neubrand and husband Terry, Brandon Ely and wife Audra, Justin Ely and wife Tiffani and Ryan Ely; grandchildren, Demi (Corey) Steinmeyer, Kaylee and Nicklas Neubrand, Duncan, Kaylynn, Bryson, Landon and River Ely; siblings, Rick Ely and wife Robin, Pastor Roger Ely and wife Jackie; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends, also survive.
Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Monday, February 6, 2023, from 11:00 AM until time of service at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Farmington. Memorials may be directed to the family in C/O C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
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I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a sweet man. My deepest condolences to your family.
We are so sorry for your loss
May god put his arm around each of you during this difficult time we are praying for each and all of you 🙏🙏🙏
My sweet father in law, thank you for loving me as if I was your own daughter and never treating me any different. You are one of a kind and was always there to step up and help absolutely anyone. I thank God everyday that we got to get close to one another. I promise to take care of your son Justin and your beautiful grandson River, and to help your beautiful wife as much as I possibly can. I love you so much Jim. We will see you again one day, I truly believe! Lord thank you for giving us the time that we have had with this wonderful man and for letting him see my husband and I have our first baby that we tried so hard for, thank you lord for allowing us to tell him one last time how much he ment to us and to let him hold his grandson one last time. We know that he is with you lord and rejoicing as we speak. In Jesus name amen!
Praying for Diane and your family during this time. I worked with Diane and know how much she loved her husband and family. So sorry for your loss 🙏🙏
Diane, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. My heart breaks for you, but I know you will be together again. Prayers for you and your family for comfort. <3