I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

~Ecclesiastes 3:14~


April 24 – Isaiah 57:18-19


Choose one and be in attendance there.

James E. Buras, Sr.

October 9, 1943 – April 23, 2022

Don’t cry for me. I will be okay.
Heaven is my home now, and this is where I’ll stay.
Don’t cry for me. I’m where I belong.
I want you to be happy and try to stay strong.
Don’t cry for me. It was just my time,
but I will see you someday on the other side.
Don’t cry for me. I am not alone.
The angels are with me to welcome me home.
Don’t cry for me, for I have no fear.
All my pain is gone, and Jesus took my tears.
Don’t cry for me. This is not the end.
I’ll be waiting here for you when we meet again.
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at his home in Amite, LA. He was born October 9, 1943 in Venice, LA and was 78 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Linda Collette Buras; 1 daughter, Michelle M. Buras Brister and husband, Eric; 2 sons, James E. Buras, Jr. and Scott A. Buras; 1 brother, Farrell A. Buras; 2 grandchildren, Jayne E. Cook and boyfriend, Brandon and Jessica R. Buras; 3 great-grandchildren, Logan J. Cook, Kaylee N. Betts and Johnny B. Cook. Preceded in death by his parents, Dimetry A. Buras and Marie Reese Buras; sisters, Lois Buras, Rosemary Buras Squarsich, and Virgie Buras Christason; brothers, 2 deceased at birth, and Lerdy J. Buras. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 1:00PM until religious services at 3:00PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. For an online guestbook, visit

Thank-you for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee