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James Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC, is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, it has been comforting for area families to know that a member of our funeral home staff is available to help at any time of the day or night and that in most cases, the person you speak with on the phone will be the same person you will meet when you make arrangements and will be with you throughout the service.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind. We are committed to providing the finest in funeral and cremation services in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We will speak honestly about the cost of a funeral, offer your family a selection of affordable funeral caskets and cremation urns, and can also help with grief support.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.

Our staff is the reason why more families choosing to hold funeral services in Bethlehem select James Funeral & Cremation Service.


Louis C. James, President and Supervisor
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
Office Phone: 610-867-4617
Fax: 610-691-1045
Mobile Phone: 610-442-0583

Lou has been working in Funeral Service for the last 20 years starting part time, working as a driver and parking attendant while briefly in college.  A former seminarian and priesthood candidate and later a caseworker for Northampton County DHS, Children & Youth Division, he is a 1985 graduate of Allentown College of St. Francis De Sales (now known as DeSales University) and later attended the former Mary Immaculate Seminary for 3 years. After graduating 1996 from Northampton Community College with a degree in Funeral Service, he became a licensed Funeral Director in 1997.

Jennifer L. Nicholas, Funeral Director and Director of Pre-need Counselor
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
Office Phone: 610-867-4617

Jennifer is a native of Bethlehem. She is a 1999 graduate of Freedom High School and a 2002 graduate of Northampton Community College where she received her Funeral Service Education degree. Jennifer received her Funeral Director’s license in 2003 and in 2004 received her PA Insurance license. Jennifer, in addition to being a compassionate funeral director, is experienced in assisting families who have the need or desire to pre-arrange their funeral services. She had worked with John Lunsford and the former Snyder, Hinkle and Lunsford Funeral Home Staff until John's passing and now has agreed to come back and assist families with their pre-arrangements at the James Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PC.  Jennifer has extensive experience in helping families and individuals with pre-planning and pre-funding funerals. She is a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.

Book of Memories

The pinnacle of memorialization, any family member or friends can take advantage of this free services by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

It can be difficult to find the right words, so we have hand-picked a collection of sympathy and remembrance gifts that will be cherished.

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Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

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Weekly Email Tips to Support a Grieving Friend

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.

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(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Email: jamesfuneralhome@aol.com