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Cynthia Deleese James

August 2, 1949 — September 20, 2023

Talala, Oklahoma

Cynthia (Cyndi) Deleese Davenport- James was born August 2nd, 1949 to James and Josephine Davenport. Cyndi or as many called her “Granny” made her journey to Heaven on Wednesday, September 20th,2023. Cyndi became saved by the Lord in August of 1964, as a devoted Christian Cyndi went on to graduate High School at Pampa High in 1967 and obtained her nursing degree in 1969 from Pampa Highland General Hospital in Pampa Texas. The following year on December 30th, 1970 Cyndi married the love of her life Jimmy B. James and the two started their family. In 1971 the couple’s first daughter Faith was born in the arms of Jesus. The following year in 1972 baby Sawyer also gained his angel wings. After many tears, countless prayers and endless faith, in 1974 Cyndi and Jim welcomed their daughter Cherity Deleese James and in 1976 the couple added one more bundle of joy, their youngest daughter Kristen Hope James.

After having her children Cyndi went on to get her Degree in Business Administration, with Real Estate and Ranch Management from Claremore Jr. College class of 1982. Soon after, she graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1984 with her degree in Elementary Education. As if that wasn’t enough Cyndi also obtained her master’s and doctorate degree in ministry from Jackson Theological Seminary.

While working on the James farm, homeschooling her two daughters, assisting in the X-Ray Business, and spending her time with the family race horses, Cyndi enjoyed: the word of God, sewing, traveling, (especially on cruises that included mischief with her adopted family Renne’ and Roy Ramsey),shopping, N-A-P’s, and she especially loved her family horses, good baked foods and most of all being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Cyndi was known for her whit, love of God and her ability to boss Jim like no other, but of you ask any of the kids that spent time around the James’ home they would say the one of the biggest memories they have is Cyndi’s endless candy drawer.

Cyndi will be greeted at the pearly gates by many passed on loved ones including her children Faith and Sawyer, several grand and great-grand babies and all of her pretty horses.

Cyndi is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years Jim James, her Mother Josephine (Jo) Davenport of Miami, Sister Colleen (Cokee) Montgomery and her husband Tommy of Miami, Brother Anthony (Tony) Davenport and wife Janice of Oklahoma, Cyndi is also survived by her adopted son Mike Branen and wife Susan of Talala, Jim and Cyndi’s renounced daughter Cherity James-Harper-Fortna-Walker of Broken Arrow. Cyndi is also survived by her appreciated daughter Kristen (Hope) Littlefield & her husband Jason Littlefield of Talala, along with Jim & Cyndi’s grandchildren: Kelsie Deleese Harper, of Oologah. Wesley Littlefield and wife Katheryn of Talala. Hannah Dowden and fiancée Ashton Martin of Claremore. Walker Littlefield and wife Ashley of Yukon and Jeremiah Fortna of Claremore. Cyndi will also be the guardian angel over her beautiful great-granddaughters: Kailey, Kynleigh, Avery, Aubrey (Jojo) and Adalynn (Addy) and the soon to be newest addition to the family baby Littlefield. Along with countless treasured family and friends.


· Cynthia’s viewing for family and friends will be held at Benjamin Funeral Home: 114 W Cherokee Ave, Nowata, OK 74048 on Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 5 to 8pm.


· Funeral Services will be held at Oologah Assembly of God: 13462 US-169, Oologah, OK 74053 on Monday, September 25th, 2023 at 10 am.


In Lieu of flowers Cynthia & Family requested donations be made in her honor to the following:

Oologah Assembly of God (Building Fund): PO BOX 610, Oologah, OK 74053

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, September 24, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Benjamin Funeral Services

114 W Cherokee Ave, Nowata, OK 74048

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 25, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Oologah Assembly of God Church

13462 US-169, Oologah, OK 74053

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