James' funeral & memorial

James was home from California visiting friends and family and was involved in a car accident that he unfortunately did not survive.

If you knew James, you knew he was one of the best human beings on the planet and loved everyone and his life so much. His parents and his friends meant everything to him and he was looking forward to moving back to the Midwest.  He loved exploring new places and never had a problem packing his xbox, tv, clothes, and shoes and moving to a new place. 

He chased his dreams while being the most selfless person you knew. He loved everyone's kids like they were his own. He was Uncle James.

He was our homie and would have done anything for anyone. Let's pay him back.

All proceeds will go his parents, Kim & Ralph, to help with his final burial costs. 

Love you brother. We'll see you on the other side.

--- UPDATE ---

THANK YOU ALL. This is a testament to how great of a person James was.

The funeral itself is going to cost around $10,000 so we have upped the goal. Your support means so much to his family. 


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  • Chrissy Buchanan  
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Kimberly Carney 
    • $50 
    • 16 mos
  • Lucas Jehl 
    • $40 
    • 16 mos
  • Brent Mull 
    • $10 
    • 16 mos
  • Brian Monn 
    • $20 
    • 16 mos
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Fundraising team: Lunchbox Family (3)

Brandon McGinnis 
Raised $1,525 from 18 donations
Warsaw, IN
Kimberly Thompson 
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