James Tapps, 73, a resident of Baton Rouge, departed this life Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at his home. Visitation at Greater Greens Chapel AME Church, 1232 North 32nd. St. from 9 am Saturday, Jan. 30 until religious service at 11 am. Conducted by Pastor Herbert Spears. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens, Baton Rouge. Arrangements entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Denham Springs.