Phyllis James

Obituary of Phyllis J James

Phyllis (Lagerholm) James, 78, of Mays Landing passed away at home on February 16, 2023. She was a graduate of Vineland High School Class of 1963. In 1967 she received her degree in Elementary Education from Glassboro State College and in 1971 she went on to receive her degree in Art Education & graduate studies also from Glassboro State College. Phyllis worked as an Elementary Teacher & Art Teacher in Franklin Township. She also worked as a Resource Teacher for the Vineland and Commercial Township Schools. She spent over 22 years as an Art Teacher at Holly Heights School in Millville before retiring. Phyllis had the privilege to be was honored in 1999 as Teacher of the Year. She also served on the Board of Education for Maurice River for five years. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard James; daughter & son-in-law, Megan James & Brad Burge of Mays Landing; her granddaughter Emma; brothers & sisters-in-law, Eugene "Lag" & Nancy " Lagerholm and Dale & Loretta Lagerholm of Vineland; sister & brother-in-law, Diane & Harold Hoffman of Buena; Uncle Donald & Betty Lagerholm of Vineland; brother-in-law, Jesse James (Cindy); sister-in-law, Dolores James (Robert) of Dorchester and her precious Cocker Spaniel, Lola. She was predeceased by her mother, Madeline (Espamer Lagerholm) Henderson; father, E. Eugene Lagerholm and her stepfather Paul Henderson. ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360 Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to: Funny Farm Rescue, 6908 Railroad Blvd, Mays Landing, NJ 08330; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or To send online condolences please visit our website at
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