James Bias earned his wings Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 6:20 p.m. surrounded by his family. A native of Branch, Louisiana, he moved to Beaumont, TX and later became a resident of Port Arthur, TX. He was a cement finisher, contractor, and proud owner of Po Boys Construction. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father James Coon officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents James Bias Sr. and Lorena Pickney; first wife Viola Bias, brother Marshall Bias, sisters Irene Martin and Laura Ward, and son Michael James Guidry.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Wilma S. Bias; three daughters Evangelist Laura Bias, Debra Guidry, and Paula Anderson; and son Lee Guidry; three sisters Mary Melvo, Rose and Sharon Bias; one brother Joseph Guidry; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.