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James E Duran

December 17, 1943 ~ July 22, 2020 (age 76)


James Edward Duran, 76, of Trussville, passed away at his home

Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was born December 17, 1943 to O.D. and

Janice Duran in Pell City, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Science in

Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama

and went on to have a long career with the Internal Revenue Service.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Jaime Duran

Laird (Dexter). He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lois Lancaster

Duran, his father-in-law, Grady Lancaster, a step-daughter, Kelly

Turner (Jason), step-son, Pete Morrison (Jillian), a son-in-law, Dexter

Laird, and eight grandchildren: Jacob Riley Walker, James Maxwell Laird,

Luke William Turner, Layne Marie Turner, Judson Jones Turner, Samuel

Knox Turner, Adelaide Louise Morrison, and Callie Kay McLeod

Morrison. He is also survived by one sister, Sandra Duran Barrett

(Julious) and his niece, Deanna Barrett White (Jeff) and nephew, David

Barrett (Rhonda) along with great-nieces and nephews.

He loved to fish, go on cruises, spend time with his dogs, watch Alabama

football and study his Bible. Jim was an active church member at First

Baptist Church of Trussville. He dearly loved the men of the Dan Sims

Sunday School class. Over the years he served as a Sunday School teacher

and a variety of other roles of service.

Most importantly, Jim’s family takes great comfort in the fact that he

knows Jesus as his Lord and Savior and that he is with Him now, resting

in perfect peace.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at First

Baptist Church of Trussville. He was laid to rest on Tuesday, July 28 at

Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the

Greater Birmingham Humane Society or the No Longer orphan ministry.

The serenity prayer had great significance in Jim’s life. Please consider

these words as you remember him.

“ God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I

can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

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Memorial Service
July 26, 2020

2:00 PM
Trussville First Baptist Church

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