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“Jim Walters was a very special man. He was an honest and dedicated man who defined the meaning of hard working professional. During and after...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Nancy Mayberry - New Orleans, LA

“We are so sorry for your loss and will pray for you all. ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Billy and Millie Blanchard - LA

“I have known Jim ever since he came to work here at the Corps of Engineers. He worked directly for me for about 10 years and was always a very...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Rick Broussard - Metairie, LA

“My deepest sympathy goes out to family also our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of need. ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Quinn Tardo - Slidell, LA

“To the Walters family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless always, Mary and Dookie Dauphin ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Mary and Dookie Dauphin - LA

“I am a USACE Rehired Annuitant with Task Force Hope. I met Jim when I first arrived in NOLA back in Sep05. I was immediately drawn to him after...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Michael "Mike" D. Smith - NC

“Jim, this made me so sad to hear of your passing. Knowing you at the Corps for 17 years and having worked along side you, you were one of the nicest...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Lauren Hatten - New Orleans, LA

“One thing for sure you go through life always meeting new people ,but I had the honor of meeting your daughter 20 years ago. I am and always will be ...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: G. Mark Bozant - Pearl River , LA

“Uncle James, Thank you for always being there for me and all you have done for me. You were like a dad to me and my sister when our own dad...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Nadia - Niece

“U Will B Truly Missed Mr James ! Gone But will never B Forgotton ! ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Angie jOnes - Pearl River, LA

“U Will B Truly Missed Mr James ! Gone But will never B Forgotton ! ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Angie j - Pearl River, LA

“James was a good friend and a truly great guy. He will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Lee and Betsy Ashman - MS

“Jim will be greatly missed. He always had this great smile and disposition everytime I would see him at work. Even after Katrina with both being...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Sherry Scott - Chalmette, LA

“Mary you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy Jean and Clayton ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Jean Ocman - Ponchatoula, LA

“You will be definetely be missed! ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Angela Neumann-Aguilar

“I met Jim 22 years ago. He helped me to "settle down" and take the challenges in stride as I started this new career. He was a fine gentleman and...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Benjamin Salamone - New Orleans, LA

“I am sorry for your families loss. I would like to thank you for standing behind this man and allowing him to serve this country. He could not have...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Roland Johnson

“Mary & Girls: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Kelly Mayeur Feraud - Jefferson, LA

“Mary, Charmaine, Kim & Angele, I am so sorry to hear about James. There are a lot of fond memories of James "my dancing partner" in the Mid-City...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Eloise Mayeur Carboni - Metairie, LA

“To my Dad, The fire upon the hearth is low, And there is stillness everywhere, And like wing'd spirits, here and there The firelight...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Kimberle Walters Bozant - LA

“To Mary & Daughters: James will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. There will always be times when a memory of him will...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Terry & Ellen Mayeur McCubbin - LA

“Our deepest sympathy to Mary and daughters on the lost of James. You are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. Russell &...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Russell & Eloise Mayeur - LA

“Thanks for being the Dad I never had, I love you. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Patches Rhode - Diamondhead, MS

“Jim was a good and understanding man. He helped many of the Corps employees assigned to Emergency Operations for many years. He will be missed. ...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Park Ranger Skip Jacobs - Norco, LA

“I am so saddened by the news. Jim was such a sweet and wonderful person, and we will miss him very much. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Anh Nguyen - Harvey, LA

“I will always love and Miss you Uncle James....."Until We Meet Again".... ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Cherie Walters - Pearl River, LA

“Jim will be missed, He was such a Ray of Sunshine each day. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara Zinn - Gretna, LA

“Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you all. God Bless! ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: The Dunn Family - Mary Esther, FL

“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Brett and Lisa Pritchard (binder) - LA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Randy, Becky & Dylan Green - MS


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James Benton Walters entered God's promised land on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the age of 69. He is survived by Mary Binder Walters, his loving wife of 46 years, and his three daughters, Charmaine Mary Walters Roberts (Michael), Kimberle Marie Walters Bozant (Mark), and Angele Louise Walters. He was the son of the late Ollie Mae Walters Mitchell, Frank V. Mitchell, and Claude James Walters. He is the grandfather of Brittanie Schneider, Mark James Bozant, Ashley Roberts, Michael Roberts, Jr., David Roberts, Brianna Bozant, Paul Roberts, Tyler Roberts and Tiffany Bozant. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Grace Ann Bozant, and his sister, Bobbie Jo Walters May. He is also survived by his siblings, Billie Ladner and Roy Walters, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. James was born on August 27, 1943, in Apalachicola, FL and was raised in Bay St. Louis, MS. He has been a resident of St. Bernard Parish since 1977. James was a graduate of Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, MS, Pearl River Junior College in MS, and Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math in 1978 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering in 1986, both from Tulane University. James proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He continued service to his country as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, for 22 years. He led a distinguished and honorable life always striving to remain committed to the ethics and values of the Marine Corps and the Army. His daily actions reflected the values of Honor, Courage, Commitment, Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Integrity and Personal Courage. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue Street, Chalmette, LA on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM, followed by a funeral Mass in the Chapel. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell, LA.