Sharon B. James

January 10, 2014

James, Sharon Obituary

Sharon ’Bootsie’ B. James, 66, of Laurel, DE, formerly of Westminster, MD, passed away on January 10, 2014 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD after an extended illness.

Born January 19, 1947 in Maryland, Sharon was the daughter of the late Edgar and Lois Johnston Brown. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Jack T. James, Jr. who died May 10, 1982.

She worked for Allied Chemical Company as a supervisor for many years. She also enjoyed working for CHANGE, Inc. and was well known for her volunteer work in the community. As the former manager at the Cranberry Mall in Westminster, she played Mrs. Santa Claus at Christmas time, starting the wonderful tradition of having a Christmas Parade in the Mall each year.

She enjoyed playing bingo and going to yard sales and loved to be with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Robert Michael of Upperco, MD; son and daughter-in-law Jack T. James III and wife Christy James of Abbottstown, PA, and son Tommy James of Westminster, MD; also surviving ‘Bootsie is her sister Sue Harris and husband Tom, sister Linda McGrew and husband Roger, all of Laurel, DE; sister Cindy Brown of Hanover, PA, and sister Kim and husband Ralph Stoffel of Melrose, MD. She is survived by grandchildren Rob, Rick, Jaclyn, Lydia, Trent, Nora and Victoria and great grandchildren Robby, Ryleigh and Emmaliegh; as well as her niece and nephews Linda Powers and Mike and Billy James, all of Hopewell, Virginia and nephews Kurt Knatz and Roger McGrew from Pennsylvania, as well as many other close, extended family members.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell, VA., where she will be buried with her husband Jack T. James Jr.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to CHANGE, Inc., 115 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157 in honor of Sharon ‘Bootsie’ B. James.

Cremation arrangements by Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster.

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January 16, 2014
12:30 p.m.

Graveside Service
Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell, VA

Hopewell, VA

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