Obituary Listings

James Etta Flaggs
There are condolences waiting approval on James's Tribute wall
Obituary for James Etta Flaggs

James Etta Flaggs departed this life on October 26, 2016 at home. She was the third child to C. Allen and Addie Phillips, born on December 13, 1925 in San Antonio Texas, Bexar County. She was preceded in death by both parents; husband Alexander; and her older brother Vernon and sister Mary. Accepting Christ at a young age, she later served for over 75 years as a member of Mount Zion First Baptist Church, under the clerical leadership of Rev. Claude W. Black Jr. As a dedicated member of Mission 9 (formally Mission 13), she hosted many meetings in her home on Edna Avenue. She attended schools in the San Antonio Independent School District (B. T. Washington and F. Douglas) and graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High with the class of 1943. Then, upon completion of her studies with the first Practical Nursing Class of St. Phillip's College, she went on to begin her long nursing career at Santa Rosa Hospital. Later, she assisted her brother at his dental practice and worked for the San Antonio Health Department. After retiring from the health department, she worked as an educational assistant for the better of ten additional years. On the 17th of September 1960, Rev. Black Jr. and Rev. Roach wed James Etta in Holy Matrimony to Alexander Flaggs. Their marital bliss lasted for forty years and of this union was born two sons, James and Daryl. James Etta often spoke of her travels to Africa and the Pacific with her sister and brother. And she especially loved talking about her grandchildren. She will be truly missed by her children Ann, James, and Daryl (Rovena); five grandchildren Daryl (Brandi), Darolyn, Dominick, Dennette, and Tempestt; three great grandchildren Ny'Ara, Grace, and Rylee; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Home:
Sutton-Sutton & Woodard's Mortuary
320 S WW White Road
San Antonio, TX
US 78219

Previous Events





2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A Life Celebration By Franklin

510 S. Main St.
Taylor, TX 76754





11:00 AM
Mt. Zion First Baptist Church

320 S WW White Road
San Antonio, TX 78219





1:15 PM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Fort Sam Houston, TX


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.