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Lauri Lea James, 56, passed away Sunday evening, April 21, 2019 with her family at her side.

The daughter of Willard & Ruthann (Fleeman) Charles, she was born November 1, 1962 in Plainwell.

Lauri cherished spending time at Long Lake with her family every summer. She had a passion for flamingos, and loved to spend her time on the front porch swing. Lauri’s favorite times were those spent with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father. Lauri is survived by her husband, Rodger; daughters, Megan & Ron Green, and Melissa & Jose Martinez; mother, Ruthann Charles; sister, Cindy & Jody Talbert; grandchildren, Kyla, Larry, Jaylezay, Kinslei, and Brinleigh; many nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends. 

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lauri’s guestbook or to share a memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 



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  1. Diane Lunsted on April 22, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Lauri you were a wonderful, kind and loving person. You will be missed. I pray for you and all your family in this time of sorrow.

  2. Felicia D on April 25, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Lauri. No words could ever convey the pain of your heart, but our loving Creator and Heavenly Father does know. He has promised that very soon this enemy, death, and all the things that bring our hearts pain will be a distant memory-Hosea 13:14. Until then please find comfort in knowing that “He (God) is close to the broken hearted and those crushed in spirit he saves”-Psalm 34:18. It is my hope that these passages along with your loving memories of Lauri, comfort your hearts and give you a measure of peace during this most difficult time.

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