James Rojas III, 32 years young, began his journey to the spirit world on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from the Red Lake IHS Hospital in Red Lake, Minnesota. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 19th, 1985 to Barbara Graves and James Rojas II.
James grew up with his sisters Carol, April and Sarah whom he loved and cherished. They were his rock and he was theirs. He attended Red Lake High School and ended up getting his GED before deciding to enroll in college. He was one semester away from graduating. James was employed at the Red Lake 7 Clans Casino for a period of time. He was a very funny, loving and caring man who loved his family so much. His love for his nieces and nephews was unconditional. He was the kind of person that people were drawn to and enjoyed being around. James was always there for his bros and for his family. He was always down to ride out for any of them, no matter what and no questions asked. James was very protective of his family…he was one of a kind. He has many “Bros” who are going to miss him so much
Family welcoming James to the spirit world are his grandparents; Carol Ann Graves and Matthew Sayers, great grandparents; Grace and Walter Graves and Ethel and Matthew Sayers, special dad; James Dale Stately, nieces; Karley Sayers and Alanna Graves-Rojas, uncles; Harley Sayers and Ted Graves and cousin; Irv Sayers.
Those left behind to forever cherish his memory are his mother; Barbara Graves of Red Lake, father; James Rojas II of Minneapolis, daughters; Cameran Rojas and Erin Hegstrom, sisters; Carol and April Graves, Sarah, Kaeli, Rose and Sydney Rojas and Leigha Cloud, special sister; Kayla Cook, brothers; Anthony Graves-Rojas, Sage Rojas and Charles James Rojas, Sr., special friend; Alyssa Cook, aunties; Breanna Sayers, Shugie Roberts, Deb and D. Rojas, Desi Rojas and Teresa Rojas, uncles; Matt and Bee Sayers; nieces; Tylicia Graves-Desjarlait, Harleigh Jourdain, Remi Lynn Fairbanks, Meisha Rojas, Brenda Jones, Nadia White and Amira Rojas, nephews; Randall White, Jr., Makye Jourdain, Edward Fairbanks, Jr., Bryson Lussier, Damien Jones, Jr. and Charles Rojas, Jr., numerous cousins and other relatives and too many friends to list.
A wake for James will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26th and continue until his 10:00 a.m. traditional service on Sunday, October 28th all being held at the New Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake, MN. Steve Jackson will be his Waa-maajaaiwed. Helping to lay James to rest are Charles Rojas, Sr., Anthony Graves-Rojas, Randall Scott White, Jr., Makye Jourdain, J.D. Sayers, Brian “Pun” Sumner, Fabe Cloud., Brody Sayers, Ed Fairbanks, Sr., Jeff Cook, Sage Rojas, Rod Spears, Jr., Leo Cook and Derek Paddy. His honorary pallbearers are Matt Sayers, Bee Sayers, Brian Vasquez, Jared Johnson, Lydell DeFoe, Aaron Cook, Matt Morrison, Alan Lussier, Tim Beaulieu, Rob Fier, Kayla Cook, Richard Sumner, Jr., Twin Lloyd, Greg Jackson, Dustin Barret, Billy Cook, Remi Lynn Fairbanks, Eddy Fairbanks, Jr., Kaeli Rojas, Tylicia Graves, Wendi Fairbanks, Sarah Rojas, April Graves, Carol Graves, Harleigh Jourdain, Erin Hegstrom, Cameran Rojas, Colleen Cook, Dylan Cook, Robyn Cook, Robbie Cook and Brent Buchan. Interment will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Red Lake, MN immediately following his Sunday services.
James’ care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com