LISBON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Samuel Norman James, 71, formerly of Jamaica, passed away at his home following a lengthy illness on Tuesday, May 7.
Born September 20, 1947 in Trelawny, Jamaica, he was a son of the late George James and Burnetta Sterling.
Samuel came to Lisbon six months ago from Jamaica where he was a wood sculptor and tour operator.
Survivors include his wife, Monica (Reid) James; his children, Carlene Earle of Trelawny, Jamaica, Jeffery James of Rochester, Minnesota, Joseph James of London, England, Winsome Bailey of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Jacinth Arend of Lisbon, Florida, Kareen Harris of Trelawny, Jamaica, Samuel James, Jr. of Trelawny, Jamaica, Lenwall James of Ft. Myers, Florida, Linford Jakes James of Brampton, Ontario, Canada and Ethan James of Montego Bay, Jamaica; sisters, Angela Rodney of Brooklyn, New York and Pansy Williams of Trelawny, Jamaica; a brother, Elijah Sterling of Trelawny, Jamaica; 40 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; as well as, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Prince, Richard, Hubert and Charles James and his sisters, Alice James, Gretel Davis and Cecilia Russell.
Arrangements are being handled by Weber Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Friday, May 10 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.