Earnest James of East Chicago, IN passed away Tuesday, March 27,2018 at home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 11AM at the New Second Baptist Church 3939 Deodar Street East Chicago, IN. Rev. Dr. Lee C. Gilliam Sr., Officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith, IN. Divinity Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.