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Emmanuel L. James also known as “Manuel” or “EJ” was the son of the late Percy L. James Sr. and Olevia T. Baines-James.
Manuel was born on November 7, 1955 in Accomock, VA. He departed this life on June 17, 2022 at home at the age of 66.
Manuel was a graduate of Queen Anne County high school in the class of 1975. Emmanuel had various jobs over the years which include, Black and Decker, Friel’s Cannery, ConAgra Foods, where he worked for 25 years as a shop steward. Manuel ended his career at Upper Shore Agency of Transportation where he retired after 17 years of dedicated service.
Manuel enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends, bowling, “cutting up”, and watching wrestling and football, which he loved. He was a well-known people person. For many years, Manuel was a member of Price Apostolic Church and Choir of Price, MD under the leadership of Overseer Bishop James K. Sidney to the present Pastor, Bishop Causton N. Greene.
In addition to his parents, Manuel was preceded in death by four brothers; Earl James, Philip James, Percy James, Maurice James, two sisters; Brenda James, Shirley James, and one sister-in-law, Debra Freeman.
Manuel is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Marina E. James and his children; Shanae James (Terrell) and Dashawn James of Centreville, MD, one brother, Hilton James of Ridgely, MD, two sisters; Barbara Smallwood (John) of Henderson, MD and Jelene Johnson of Federalsburg, MD, four sisters-in-law; Carmen James of Sandtown, DE, Doris James of Hurlock, MD, Teresa Mundell (Charles) of Brooklyn, MD, Patricia Finney of Denton, MD, two brothers-in-law, Robert Copper Jr. (Kim), Thomas Copper (Aleta), one favorite uncle, Ernest James (Jacqueline) of Painter, VA, and a host of nieces, nephews, whom he loved as his own children, special cousin, Paul Ayers of Dover, DE, other cousins and extended family and friends.