My Dearest Jim, You are the love of my life. While neither of us was perfect on our own, we were perfect together. You and I truly shared a Great Adventure together here on this earth. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I’m rejoicing in your greatest gain, walking with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I can only imagine what you are now seeing every passing moment. I will cherish the memories we have shared over these past 30 years. Time was your most treasured possession. You always wanted to spend time with me and family rather than receive any gifts. I now not only understand, but will strive to recall, retell, and record all of the wonderful times we shared as friends, dating, engaged, married and as parents. I look forward to the time when we will all meet again and celebrate forever with our Lord. I love you now and for always! Shauna Atchley, September 17, 2021 I know my son James is with our Lord and King. I’ve been told that it’s possible to look “down” on us. I’m not sure I believe that, but I want to say to my son, I love you and miss your smiling face. You are loved and missed. Looking back at family pictures James seems to always have had that big smile. A lot has been said about his walk with God, your faith and love for Shauna, Carlene and Andrew as well as the rest of the family. I will always remember the phone calls. Many times they would be to ask for prayer for someone James met through work, talking to in another country! His life was ministry. To know James was to become involved in ministry or family in that order. Gerald Atchley, September 5, 2021 There are few people who have both a good heart and a good mine at the same time. Added to that was Jim's determine commitment to God and an unyielding determination to please Him above all else. May we never forget his example of a life well lived! Larry Pate, September 4, 2021 Your smile and joy of spirit will always be with me. Enjoy dancing around the throne. Janie Mendoza, September 3, 2021 Because of life’s paths most of my memories of Jimmy are of our time spent together while we were kids. We would spend weeks together at Huntington Lake, I remember the trips up and down together in the back of grandpa’s camper. We would climb trees in the back yard at the house, But one of my fondest memories is all the times we would Play hide and seek inside the house. I can still recall how difficult it always was to find him. Because he was younger than many of us, it meant that he was smaller. And since he was smaller, he could fit into places that you would never expect anyone to hide. I remember one time we looked through the house for such a long time we started looking in the backyard because we thought he had went outside. But in actuality, He was hiding inside the hamper in grandma’s bathroom, and even covered himself up with some clothes on top to make it look like it was full. Needless to say we had to give up, and he won. We would like to send out to you our deepest condolences for such an unimaginable loss as this. As God has always been your source throughout life, he will continue to be your source in every need through this journey ahead. We are praying and believing that he will manifest his presence in every high and low in your life forward.We pray his peace, his comfort, his guidance and his voice would be the strongest thing feel and hear. God bless and keep you, Bruce and Emily Atchley BRUCE ATCHLEY, September 3, 2021 I know miracles still exist because I believe in God. We can’t understand what may have transpired between you and God in the last days you were here on earth. You will be missed and we have the comfort of knowing we will see you again. My heart is with the family and my hope is that your faith still remains strong. ChaRee Bradley, September 3, 2021 Jimmy, was such a kind loving person. He always welcomed anyone new with open arms! His love for God and his Family is something to be inspired by. He will be great missed! Shauna and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers! Jason & Brittany Atchley, September 3, 2021 Our Dear Sauna, Dan and I have been holding you and your precious family before the Lord ever since we heard of Jim's illness. This morning I felt a real burden of prayer for you again, and Selia just told me that Jim's memorial service is today. There are no words that are even appropriate for such a time as this. But do know that we love you and will continue to hold you and your children to the heart of our Father. We know He has you in the palm of His hand. With much love, Dan and Lois Dickman Dan and Lois Dickman, September 3, 2021 James had some of the best stories about Burning Man and gave great prayers. He always knew the words I needed to hear and the impact it was making in my life. There were times he was in my ear when I was struggling the most.. kind of like a coach on his quarterback! I appreciate the way James always had my back! Joshua Graziani, September 3, 2021 I'm still in shock over our loss. Jim was a great man. Even more important, he was a godly man. I guess that is what made him great. I can only imagine the welcome Jim received when he entered Heaven and the joy on his face at that moment. May you all feel the peace, comfort and love of the Holy Spirit, especially in the quiet moments. Ken Dillinger, September 3, 2021 The joy Jim brought into your lives was immeasurable. His life was a gift to all of you. He will be missed but never forgotten. Brenda & Eddie Bingham, September 2, 2021 Deepest condolences. Our hearts unite with yours in profound sorrow and joyful hope Bob and Adele gauer, September 2, 2021 My deepest condolences to all friends and family. I pray for peace and comfort that only He can give. I will miss seeing Jim's occasional posts of reaching people for Christ or wisdom nuggets he shared. He was always very bold in his faith, even as a teen. I can picture his smile, as I think of the joy he must be experiencing. Sending my love and prayers Gerald, Shirley, Mary, Shauna and family. Patricia (Gates) Matthews, September 1, 2021 James was a wonderful man and faithful servant to our Lord Jesus Christ. We will miss him so much here and his teaching about Jesus. Let's be as bright a light as James was for our Savior. We will see him again one day. We will walk together with Jesus and our dear friend.
Carla Hall, September 1, 2021 I just found out . I am so sorry to hear this . Jim and I used to sit next to each other at the office . My Condolences to your family Terence mills , September 1, 2021 Shirley & Gerald & Family, we are so very sorry about the passing of your son James. Our hearts ache for you. You are in our thoughts & prayers, May our loving Lord wrap his arms around each one of you & help to bring some comfort & peace during these difficult days. Celebrate James life & hold close to your heart all those beautiful memories you shared together. He is free from any illness or suffering now & is sitting next to Jesus, take comfort in knowing he was a follower of Christ & you will be reunited again someday. Candy & David Holden, September 1, 2021 Condolences and Prayers for peace and comfort to the Atchley family at this most difficult time…I know Uncle Loyd and Aunt Ruby were on hand to welcomed their Grandson, James, to his Eternal Home. RIP Allen & Jan Atchley, September 1, 2021 James and I went to Burning Man.....it was the first time for both of us. It was a time of outreach and definitely a learning curve for how God rolls for us both. His heart was tender and broken for the lost, and he truly had compassion for people. He helped me when i was over whelmed and i helped him when he was. Im so very sad to hear that he is gone from this earth, he was too young and had so much to give. Im sure this loss will be very difficult for all hie beloved family.....i know that i will see him again in heaven and for that i have hope. God be with you all, my heart goes out to you. Cindy Cindy Blair, September 1, 2021 My deepest condolences to the Atchley family as I have you all in my prayers. James was an angel among the earth and now among the heavens, may his spirit continue to live on through his family's fond memories. May he give you signs, comfort, and confirmation that he has his wings and is able to be at peace to soar and fly. Peace and Blessings.
Jorie Smith, September 1, 2021 Jerald and family, I am so very thankful that you know where James is now with our heavenly Father. I pray it give you splice in knowing one day you will be reunited! You are all in my prayers. Love and hugs, Your cousin, Ed and Mary's daughter, Belinda Belinda J. Durham, September 1, 2021 I love you so much brother! Your heart is one of those that sets the standard for true Love at Rev Church McKinney and makes me proud to be a part of this chosen family. I will miss your hugs, your words of encouragement, even the smile on your face at just the sight of me each week. You truly love the way Jesus loves and I'm proud to be a part of your life and church family. You're always led by the Spirit concerning me, so you knew what to say to lift me up. You prayed for me when I needed it most, and you always knew when to tell me to stop socializing and get into service for a good message that I needed to hear. I love you so much, and if there's anything I can do for your family, they have only to ask! I'm praying for you all for the peace that passes all understanding from God's Holy Spirit. I pray for comfort and that you're all surrounded by His Love, the same Love that Jim showed me.
Shayne Daney, September 1, 2021 Whats in a name. Jim. Jimmy. James A Warrior for the Kingdom of God. Jim's smile filled the room. What a joy to be around. We Love our James. Uncle Ron and Aunt Vicki, August 31, 2021 James, thank you for being a disciple for Christ. Your faith and devotion touched many. For everything God has a reason and a purpose which we trust in. We know your in a better place waiting on us to join you. We will miss you until we do. Chris, Carolyn, Ryan, & Katie Atchley, August 31, 2021 I do not know what to say and how to say it but if you could read this I wanted to say Thank you and that you will be missed. Sung Hoon Kim (aka Kim), August 31, 2021 I worked in the office with James and we had great “God” talks. He so encouraged me in his walk with Him!! He was a wonderful person. Delores “Skip” Dawson, August 31, 2021 Words can’t describe how sorry I am to hear about this loss. You’re in my prayers. He will be deeply missed. José Dávila, August 31, 2021 its beyond belief, I have no words to convey my grief we truly lost an amazing person and a friend May you rest in Peace brother and be in the shadow of the angels in Heaven. Syed A Rizvi , August 31, 2021 I will miss your tenacity to bring people into a personal relationship with the fullness of God (knowing the Holy Spirit, Father and Son) and into His presence. You were a true Christ follower and would go to great lengths to serve others. You were like a brother to me and i considered you a part of my family. I still remember when pastor said he wanted a donut one Sunday. You disappeared and the next thing you were back and had bought him a whole box of donuts.. You understood leadership, authority and always loved your family well. When we were having Zoom meetings for Bible journaling, Shauna would be sharing or we would see your face pop in with breakfast for her and the family. You had a sense of humor as well. You taught me how to ask Holy Spirit to take me into the throne room of God and there I met my Abba Father (when you co-led our group on getting to know the Holy Spirit.) Although your desire was to be with your family, I think you just walked with God and time blurred into eternity. Like Enoch, you walked with God and He took you home. You are missed. Trish Ernst, August 31, 2021 We share the sorrow of your loss. We share the memories a great heart and a life well lived. We shared a living fig tree to indicate his life's influence will not whither and his fruit will remain. It will be at the funeral service. Please put it by the graveside for a time, then bring it home and Andrew and I will plant it in your backyard. Larry and Kathryn Pate, August 31, 2021 Praying for comfort. James will be missed by allot of people. He was a Godly man who left a great foot print on this earth. Karen Spaulding, August 31, 2021 May you all find peace through and after this. We will all meet and see our dear friend again...until then fly high my friend. Nancy Shoemaker, August 31, 2021 Our sincere condolences and prayers for the family and friends. Jim will be missed by many. He left his mark of loving Jesus, family, people and ministry. We are praying for comfort, peace and strength in the days ahead. Pastor Tom & Barbara Stewart , August 31, 2021 I am shocked to hear about James. Prayers for family. Floyd Bunting, August 31, 2021 My condolences, praying for your family. Until He returns and we all meet again, goodbye my friend. Albert Scott, August 31, 2021