Julia Vernell James of Gainesville, FL, was 83 when she went to be with the Lord, surrounded by love, on Friday December 11, 2015. Vernell was born in Dothan, AL on November 17, 1932 to Charles Hughes and Zelma Austin Hughes. She was a homemaker and hardworking partner on the family farm. She taught Bible studies and Good News Clubs along with Sunday School Classes in her church – Antioch Baptist. Vernell loved the Lord and served others in love all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank James and a brother, Lyndon Hughes. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Griner (John), sons Glen James (Susan) and Paul James (Anna). Grandchildren Wade Griner, Joshua Griner, Tammy Holder, Glen James Jr., Jeremy James and Daniel Willis James along with 15 great grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday December 17, 2015 at Antioch Cemetery in LaCrosse, FL.