The Reverend James

The Reverend James "Jay" L. DeMent

Friday, June 13th, 1958 - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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On March 19, 2019, The Rev. James “Jay” L. DeMent, went to be with the Lord; beloved husband of Chris DeMent, devoted father of Amanda Heinemann and her husband Terry, and the late Amie Christine, Angela Lynn and James Ryan DeMent; loving poppy of Gavin, Logan and Keagan Heinemann; son of the late James E. DeMent; brother of the late Judy DeMent; also survived by his beloved dog “Bandit”; Jay was a beloved husband, father, poppy and pastor who always made sure you knew “You matter and what you do matters.”

A celebration of life will be held at Salem United Methodist Church, 7901 Bradshaw Road, Upper Falls, MD 21156 on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, it was Pastor Jay’s wish that donations may be made to an education fund to be established for his grandsons, in C/O Judy Jones at Salem United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 192, Upper Falls, MD 21156.
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    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 1:00pm
    Salem United Methodist Church
    7901 BradshawRoad
    UPPER FALLS, MD 21156
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Robinson Family

Posted at 02:22pm
Our deepest condolences to all the love ones of the dearly departed. The words found at 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 and 4 were especially comforting to our family during the loss of our parents and dear loved ones. It says, "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with comfort that we receive from God." May these words strengthen you too.

Donna Pangle

Posted at 08:30pm
Donna and Rodney Pangle
Jay was such a blessing not only to Rodney and I, but also to my children. He and Chris were the best youth advisors and were always supportive. Jay performed our wedding 18 years ago and made it so very special. Love, hugs and prayers to Chris and Mandy and the boys.


Posted at 09:33am
Jay, will forever be remembered in our hearts. He was the reason we stayed at the Wesley Church. He was truly a godly man. Prayers for Jay's family.
The Swanson family

Shirley Fischer

Posted at 08:39pm
We cannot believe that Jay is no longer with us… We have to believe that God has bigger plans for him. 
A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God.
We will never forget Jay and we'll pray for him as he prayed for us. May God give him eternal rest.
Chris, may the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
Our most sincere condolences and love.

Shirley Fischer and Family (  Linda & Ron Schott; Judy & Terry Neifeld & David & Karen Fischer )

rita e talley

Posted at 05:29pm
Pastor Jay shared his love of Jesus Christ with all through his words, actions and spirit. He was a wise man and strong leader. He will be remembered by all and greatly missed. There are no words for Chris and family that portray my heartfelt condolences.

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