Samuel James

LISBON — Samuel Norman James, 71, formerly of Jamaica, died at his home following a lengthy illness.

Born Sept. 20, 1947 in Trelawny, Jamaica, he was the son of the late George James and Burnetta Sterling.

He 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, Jeffery James of Rochester, Minn., Joseph James of London, England, Winsome Bailey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jacinth Arend of Lisbon, Carlene Earle, Kareen Harris and Samuel James, Jr., all of Trelawny, Jamaica, Lenwall James of Ft. Myers, Fla., Linford Jakes James of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and Ethan James of Montego Bay, Jamaica; sisters Angela Rodney of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Pansy Williams of Trelawny; a brother, Elijah Sterling of Trelawny; 40 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Prince, Richard, Hubert, and Charles James, and his sisters, Alice James, Gretel Davis, and Cecilia Russell.

A memorial service is being planned in his hometown in Jamaica.

Arrangements are being handled by the Weber Funeral Home, Lisbon.