James Ray Van Etten

August 8, 1956 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 62)

James Ray Van Etten died on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at his home.  He was 62.

He was born in Vicksburg on August 8,  1956, the son of Paul Van Etten and Peggy Heggins Van Etten Wester.  He was lay pastor and a member of Vicksburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church and leaves behind a very loving church family.  His life was a testament that a person can change his life.

He is predeceased by his parents and his sister Paula Fielder.

He is survived by his wife Marsha Van Etten; sons Jimmy Reid and Chance Reid; daughters Amanda Grey,Tia Spencer and Jacki Thompson; sister Edna Tilden; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25. 2019 at Glenwood Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Parker officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Monday until the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute, 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA  70121.

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