Deacon Jim Paris, 75, husband of Kathy (Moore) Paris, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022. He was born on March 21, 1947 in Sturgis, Kentucky and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1967- 1971. He was the son of the late James and Gertrude Paris and is survived by one sister, Dorcas Hatfield, of Greenup, Kentucky.
Jim and his beloved wife, Kathy, recently celebrated 54 years of marriage. He was a loving Dad to four surviving children: Kimberly (Jim) Devers, Gina (Todd) Stewart, AJ (Chasity) Paris, and Elizabeth (Brad) Morgan and was “Grandad” to seventeen surviving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Drew (Emily) Devers, Katherine Devers, Shaun Devers, Julianne Devers, Gabby Devers, Luke Devers, Mary Stewart, Lauren Stewart, Jack Stewart, Grant Stewart, Will Stewart, Rhett Stewart, Audrey Paris, Alex Paris, Asher Paris, Paris Morgan, Bryce Morgan, Nolan Devers, and Juniper Devers. He is preceded in death by Grandchild, Chad Allen Devers.
Jim faithfully served the Church of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary and the Diocese of Lexington for over 23 years as Deacon, Chancellor, and Business Manager and will be remembered for his work in formation of the Diaconate Program, the Right to Life Ministry, Cursillo, and many other ministries; as well as serving as a Deacon for countless baptisms, weddings, and bereavement calls. When he was not working, you could find Jim on the golf course with Kathy and their many friends, cheering on the UK Wildcats, or planning his next beach vacation. He loved his faith and his family above all else and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am Monday, August 8th, at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 601 Hill N Dale Road, Lexington, KY, followed by the Interment of Ashes with Military Honors at Pax Christi Columbarium.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7th, at Mary Queen, beginning at 4:00pm and ending with a Prayer Service at 7:30pm. There will also be an hour of visitation before the funeral mass beginning at 10:00am on Monday, August 8th.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be given in his honor to Right to Life of Central Kentucky, https://ckrtl.org/donation/ .