Minister James Eric Vance

January 16, 1983 ~ October 23, 2018 (age 35)

Minister James Eric Vance was born January 16, 1983 at Tippah County Hospital to Deacon James and Mother Lou Vance. On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Regional One Health Medical Center, Mr Eric was called home.

He was the husband to Melissa Vance and to this union one child was born. He leaves to cherish his memories, one child, Mercedes Vance of Blue Mountain; two stepsons, Octavius Godwin and Anthony Nugent, both of Blue Mountain; one stepdaughter, Alyissa Fleming of Blue Mountain. He also leaves his loving parents behind to cherish his memories, James and Lou Vance of Ripley; two sisters, Sonya (Sydney) Adams and Monica Vance, all of Ripley; one brother, Jasper (Vonda) Vance of Adamsville, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.; and one special great aunt, Mother Marsha McKenzie.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12pm-7pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS. Service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1pm at St. James COGIC in Ripley, MS. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service . Interment will follow at Saints Rest Cemetery in Ripley, MS. To view and sign the guest registry, please visit

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