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Milton "Tre" James III

milton james

November 23, 1984 ~ March 2, 2022

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2022 at the young age of 37. He was born on November 23, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas to parents: Milton C. James and Verina Thompson.

Tre met the love of his life, Shawnelle Butler in 2015. The two shared a union of 8 years and had 1 child together. He was the most loving and family-oriented man who had a heart of gold. He would give to anyone who he knew was in need. The love he had for his family was unmatched.

Tre also had a passion for cooking. He was currently working as sous chef in the restaurant industry, where he focused on perfecting his cooking skills. He had aspirations of opening his own food truck, titled “A Little of Nuthin”; serving vegan soul food.

In his spare time, you could always find him telling jokes , and ensuring you a good laugh. He always made sure you’re your spirits were lifted. Tre was also an avid gamer. His memories will be kept alive and forever cherished by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Verina Thompson and beloved son E’Majh King James, paternal and maternal grandparents, all whom he loved dearly. He leaves to cherish his loving partner, Shawnelle Butler, his children: Treshiana James, Jaylene James, Alayna James, and Treshaun James; sisters: Eryca Thompson, Zarah Israel, Rhyniesha Cochran “Cocoa,”; brothers: Milton D. James “Shay”, Ahmad Cochran “Marty,” Soloman James, 20 nieces and nephews, and numerous other close relatives and friends.

Broadcast Date:

Meadowlawn Funeral Home Broadcast


Memorial Service: March 24, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageWe love you Tre. This one is hard to swallow especially for your nephew. You were his person, his rock. You will be missed. Thankful for the 13 years of friendship we had.

  2. CandleImageLove you Cornelius!!! Definitely still can’t believe it! I’ve loved you since I was 17 years old!!! No matter where we were we checked on each other!!! Praying hard for your kids and family. Love you

  3. CandleImageI love you so much tre this is a hard one for me an tre’shaun we gone miss you so much 😭😭😭 I will forever make sure you live through your baby boy an he continues to know who his daddy is! We love you r.i.h till we meet again

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