For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

~John 3:16~

Jim Slaven

March 09, 1946 – February 12, 2022

Jim Slaven passed away peacefully on February 12, 2022, at the age of 75. Jim was married to Sharon Slaven for 55 years, and they resided in Kentwood, LA. They raised two sons Jim Fletcher Slaven (Jimbo) and Patrick Eugene Slaven (Pat).

Jim was a retired bus driver for Kentwood High School for 41 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family, especially the grandkids. He had a heart of gold and was always helping someone. Jim was full of laughter and brightened the room when he walked in. He always had a joke to tell. He also looked forward to church on Sunday.

Jim is survived by his wife Sharon Ann Wilson Slaven, his sons’ Jim Fletcher Slaven and Patrick Eugene Slaven, daughters-in-law, Jawana Slaven and April Slaven, his much-loved grandchildren Stephanie Slaven (Aaron), Krystal Campbell (Rick), Beau Slaven, and Hunter Slaven (Logan), Shelby Slaven, Chloe Slaven, Dusti Smith (Dylan), Laken Smith (Matt), great-grandchildren Carter Troia, Abigail Campbell, Avery Campbell, Fletcher Slaven, Karter Abernathy, Jaci Smith, Easton Smith and Jude Smith. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents’ James Fletcher Slaven and Gertrude Brooks Slaven; his brothers JD Slaven, Johnny Slaven, Joe Slaven, his twin brother, and sisters Glendora White, Doralee Slaven, Diane Slaven.

The family extends sincere thanks for all the prayers during this time. They would also like to thank the staff at North Oaks Medical Center for taking care of Mr. Jim in his final days.

Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, and from 9:00AM until Religious Services at 11:30AM on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Eagle Heights. Interment will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Please pray for Jim’s family.


1 John 4:10

The Two Rivers Associational WMU will host a tea at 10 A.M. on Saturday, March 5th to celebrate Annie Armstrong and her love for mission work in North America. All ladies are invited to attend. If you have any questions, please ask Betty Simpson.



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Anna Lee