August 15, 1960 - June 9, 2019 JAMES WALKERTOWN Rena James, 58, passed away Sunday morning, June 9, 2019 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Rena was born on August 15, 1960 in Forsyth County to Franklin L. and Shirley Epperson Allen. She was retired from Allied Universal Services. Rena enjoyed being outside. She loved gardening, flowers, as well as birds. Rena always kept a clean house and was always "dancing with the dust mop." She loved her grandchildren more than anything. In addition to her father, Rena was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Allen. In addition to her mother, Rena is survived by her companion of many years, Donald Ray Thomas; 4 children, Val Porter, Drew James, Brian Brooks, and Nicholas Thomas; sister, Prescilla Smith; brother, Ezra Lee Allen; and 5 grandchildren, Ethan Porter, Ayden Porter, Kaliana Ziglar, Katarena Ziglar, Liam Ziglar, and Hannah Lee. There will be an 11:00 am graveside service held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Gardens of Memory with Pastor Roscoe Bowden officiating. There will be no formal visitation, but Ms. James will lie in state from 2-5 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Burroughs Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at Burroughs Funeral Home, Walnut Cove is serving the James family. Burroughs Funeral Home PO Box 471 Walnut Cove NC 27052

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