August 14, 1932 - September 30, 2020
Life Reflections Emily Carolyn Dixon James was born in Sumter County on August 14, 1932. She departed this life on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Sumter, South Carolina. She was the only child of Richard Dixon and Janie (Singleton) Dixon of Sumter. Mrs. Emily was raised in Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church, and later joined Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church, where she faithfully served on the Usher Board and the church Breakfast program. She was educated in the Sumter County Public Schools, graduating from Lincoln High School in the city of Sumter. After High School, she completed Beauty School at the Clyburn Salon in Sumter. She moved to Brooklyn, New York seeking employment. In 1953, she met the love of her life Mr. Carl James Sr., and they married April 26, 1958 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and to this loving union three children were born, Arnold, Sheila and Carl Jr. After moving around the world with her husband, a career soldier; she returned to Sumter where she was employed as a cook at Shaw Air Force Base Officers Club until her retirement. She enjoyed spoiling her granddaughters, working in the church, and cooking for family and friends. Her presence will be missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Carl Sr., daughter Sheila James, and youngest son Carl James Jr. Those left to cherish her precious memories are, her eldest son, Arnold B. (Aida) James, Fredrick, MD; two granddaughters, Ani Boghossian-James and Ave” Boghossian-James of Fredrick, MD; five sisters-in-law, Edith Wells, Waterford, CT, Shirley A. James, Sumter, SC, Ella “Tish” Wells, Rock Hill, SC; Sarah Chiles, Colombia, SC; Ella Gooden (John), Monks Corner, SC; a brother-in-law Charles James, East Orange, NJ; a nephew Randolph (Christonia) Wells ; a devoted great-nephew Jeffrey Wells; Keith and Tonya Ivey and their daughters: Megan and Morgan.
Life Reflections Emily Carolyn Dixon James was born in Sumter County on August 14, 1932. She departed this life on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Sumter, South Carolina. She was the only child of Richard Dixon and Janie (Singleton) Dixon... View Obituary & Service Information
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