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James E. "Bunny" Waiters, Sr.

james waiters, sr.
James E. “Bunny” Waiters Sr. James E. Waiters Sr. AKA Bunny was born August 11, 1932 to Samuel and Vivian Waiters in San Antonio, TX. His parents proceeded him in death, as well as his siblings, Samuel Jr., Earline, Aaron Waiters Sr. and his son Melvin Waiters. He accepted Christ at Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church in San Antonio, TX. He lived with his paternal grandparents, Hopson Pink and Phillis Waiters on their farm in Seguin, TX where he attended Whitfield Elementary School. He continued his education in San Antonio, TX where he attended Douglas Junior High and he graduated from Phillis Wheatly High School in 1951. He served in the United States Air Force at Iwo Jima Island (Island in Ogasawara, Tokyo, Japan). He received a Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. Following his active service in the military, he attended St. Phillips Community College where he received a certification in Tailoring. He continued to express his talents through his love for baseball and played for the Kelly Field Brown Bombers, a minor league Negro Baseball team under The South Texas Negro League. James then landed a new opportunity working for the San Antonio Housing Authority in 1953 serving for 43 years, retiring in 1996. While working for San Antonio Housing Authority, he also worked part-time parking cars at the San Antonio Country Club for over 40 years as well. James is survived by his wife Ruth Ella Sanders Waiters, his children Mamie Harrison (Connie Roy), San Antonio, TX, Mary Bowens (Charles) San Antonio, TX, James Etta Hunt, Dallas, TX, Doris A. Robinson, Ogden, UT, Vivian M. Frank (Tony), Ogden, UT, Beverly Adams (Fred), Norman, OK, Calvin E. Waiters (Venida), San Antonio, TX, James E Waiters Jr. (Bonnie Brown), Ogden, UT, Frederick Butler Sr. (Sandra), Houston, TX, Harold Butler Sr.(Doris), Houston, TX, Corean Carpenter (Rev. Dwayne), Texas City, TX, Alvin Butler Sr.(Brenda), San Antonio, TX, Melvin Waiters (deceased) Porchia, San Antonio, TX, Aunt Maude Waiters, Houston, TX, Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, Great-Great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

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  1. “Every loss is a challenge to grow, Growth require change, and change is often painful. When a loved one dies, everything changes, including ou. Nothing is ever the same again. Loss creates an emotional wound, but it is an injury that can be healed, with help and understanding, the oain od loss can be transformed into a challenging new beginning, and your grief experience can become a healthy positive and healing experience. Looking unto God, the Author and prefect-or of our faith.

  2. Bunny’s mother and my mother were first cousins. He was always kind to us as children and when we became grown. Bunny loved to talk, and I loved to talk with him! Rest in Heaven, Cousin; and sending prayers to family – Love, Jackie Hartfield Bolds

  3. Sincere condolences and prayers to the Waiters and Butler families during the time of bereavement. May God comfort you today, tomorrow and all the yet to come. Love, Cookie

  4. To my family: My condolences to you all. May God give you strength during this time of bereavement. Bunny and my mom Barbara Waiters Richard aka Bobbie are first cousins. My grandpa and his dad are brothers. I will him saying (each time we see each other) hey coutin. Love and miss you.

  5. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Love Ozay, Bessie, Tiffany and Brandon Jr.

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