James Blaze Coffee
August 9, 1989  -  September 8, 2009

James Blaze Coffee

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First Baptist Church of Panhandle
701 Main St.
Panhandle, TX  79068
Saturday, September 12, 2009
2:00 p.m.
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Panhandle Cemetery
East 6th. Street
Panhandle, TX  79068
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Coffee Memorial Blood Center
Amarillo, TX  79106


Blaze Coffee, 20, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Zimmerman, Pastor officiating. Interment will be in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of MintonChatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

Blaze was born on August 9, 1989 in Amarillo and was a lifetime resident of Panhandle. He graduated from Panhandle High School in 2008, and played football, and was in track and power lifting during high school. Blaze was a college student at Amarillo College and was planning to later attend West Texas AM University in Canyon. He especially enjoyed one-act plays and was just in Moon Over Buffalo at Amarillo College.

Blaze is survived by his parents - Terry Rhonda Coffee of Panhandle, brother - Adam Coffee and wife Shannon of Panhandle, sister - Kristen Coffee of Panhandle, grandparents - Saundra McCoy of Panhandle, Tina Coffee of Amarillo, nieces and nephews- Jadyn Dallas Coffee and Topher Coffee all of Panhandle.

In lieu of flowers, blood donations to Coffee Memorial Blood Center in Amarillo may be made in memory of Blaze.


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  1. Don Mary Grisham
    Borger, TX

    Our hearts go out to The Coffee Family as we take the final steps of this journey with Blazer. The sun doesnt seem to be as bright here on earth, but the angels in heaven are rejoicing with his coming home to be with God. May He Bless and Comfort you now and in the days to come.

  2. Kent Lemons and Family
    Holliday, TX

    During our time in Panhandle Blaze was a great friend to Landrey. Blaze was a wonderful young man and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Blazes family.

  3. Tim Harris
    Grapevine, TX

    I am so sorry about your loss. I know that this must be very difficult. But know that Jesus can lift you up if youll ask to rest in Him.
    My family and I are praying for all of you.

  4. Debbie Mark Price and families
    Fritch, TX

    Adam Shannon and all the Coffee families:
    Many lives were changed that day when our Lord Savior called Blaze away, in his arms he carried him to heavens door...pain suffering he has no more.

    If we could talk to him today, this is what I think he would say:

    Family friends...dont mourn long, let the healing begin you all took wonderful care of me with you I would love to be,

    But, oh, what a beautiful place...Ill wait for you with patience and grace,

    I took my first steps on streets of gold...its beauty is as great as were told,

    Ill soon see you all again for that is our Saviors plan.

  5. Johnny Cordell
    Andrews, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Coach.

  6. Tisha Burgin Garrison
    Fritch, TX

    My heart reaches out to your family during this time. So do not fear, for I am with you do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10

  7. Mike Barter
    Fritch, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Melissa and Alison Mercer
    Borger, TX

    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

  9. Jerry Peggy Bibb
    Graham, TX

    We love Blaze like our own grandson enjoyed having him in our home when he came with Adam and his family. To know that boy, was to love him his precious smile, his polite manner and his sweet spirit. We share your pain and sorrow, but praise the Lord, we can be confident that he is with Jesus our Savior. God bless and comfort all of you.

  10. Jerry Cathy Hunt
    Borger, TX

    Terry Rhonda,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless and give you comfort and strength to get through the loss of our your son. Our hearts go out to you.

    Jerry Cathy Hunt

  11. betty benavides
    frankston, TX

    a freand of the famely, my heart goes out to all of you Hes With GOD now god bless you all BB

  12. Kira December Luttrell
    Fort Collins, CO

    Know that we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I know that there are no words that can take this away or make it better for you. Just turn to God for peace, only he can help heal the pain and comfort you in your loss. Blaze is in the hands of God and will suffer no more. We will continue to pray for peace and healing for your family.

  13. Johnny and Carolyn Scott
    Borger, TX

    Our prayers are with you and your whole family. May God bless and comfort you in your time of loss.

  14. Mark Putman
    Clarendon, TX

    I am D.K. and Skylers older brother I got the opportunity to meet Blaze while at my parents house and one time took D.K. and him to the movies. He was an outstanding young man with a good heart I know you will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know God will carry you all through this tough time in your lives.

  15. Rachel Searcy Anderson
    Fort Worth, TX

    I wish there were words that could take away your loss, but I know there are none. I and the rest of the family are thinking of you and your family and praying for God to guide you thru this journey. We are here for you and want to help anyway we can. God Bless you all.

  16. Barbara and Dick Cosper
    Panhandle, TX

    Terry and Rhonda I am so sorry to hear about Blaze. He put up a good fight but like our Jason he was taken to young and we will never know why. Just know you are in our prayers.

  17. Allen and Pat McNutt
    Boger, TX

    Terry, Rhonda and Tina
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.
    May God in all of his goodness comfort you.
    Allen and Pat McNutt

  18. Zelda Dallas McGibboney
    Kemp, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are will you during this time of need. Just reading about Blaze has helped me see that we all need to focus on God and our families. You are a part of my family even though I dont really know you. Our God is an awesome God and He will see you through this. May God Bless and keep all of you.

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