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In Memory Of The JAMES's

Corey Christopher

16th June 1983 – 17th August 2003

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Michelle M.

31st March 1981 – 17th August 2003

This memorial website was created in the memory of husband and wife Corey Christopher and Michelle M..
Location: Tucson, AZ
Country: The United States
Marriage Place: Gold Canyon, AZ
Marriage Date: 18th May 2003
JAMES, Corey Christopher
Age: 20 years of age
Mother: Donna James
Father: John James
JAMES, Michelle M.
Age: 22 years of age
Mother: Marjorie Burkhamer
Father: Joseph Burkhamer

Created by Donna on 19 Nov 2006
In Memory Of Corey Christopher James
DO'S & DON'TS WITH A BEREAVED PARENT WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Corey Christopher James (20) and his wife Michelle Marie James (22) were killed on Sunday, August 17th, 2003 in an automobile accident on Highway 79 in Florence, Arizona.

Corey was born June 16, 1983 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He relocated to Deltona, Florida on December 2, 1993.

Corey was a 2001 graduate of Deltona High School, Deltona, FL. He joined the U.S. Air Force in June 2001 and attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Upon completing his basic training, he attended tech school at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. After tech school he was stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. Corey was an Airman First Class with the 355th Component Maintenance Squadron working on the A-10 warplanes, which were instrumental in the War on Terror in Iraq.

While stationed in Tucson, Corey met and fell in love with Michelle. They became engaged on Thanksgiving Day 2002 and were married on May 18th, 2003 at Gold Canyon Golf Resort, AZ.

Corey enjoyed all sports, especially baseball, NASCAR and the Washington Redskins, as well as his childhood pet dog, Chloe; but his true passions in life were his wife Michelle and the Military.

Michelle was born on March 31, 1981 in Janesville, Wisconsin. She was a 2000 graduate of Wayne High School, Fort Wayne, IN and was attending Central Arizona College, Tucson, AZ for her degree in nursing and expressed interest in Neonatology. She loved music, played the piano and loved animals, especially cats. Michelle and Corey recently adopted their first pet, a cocker spaniel they named Shadow.

Corey and Michelle touched the lives and hearts of countless people in their brief lives with us.

Corey is survived by his parents, John and Donna James, Deltona, FL; his sister Amy Sica, Deltona, FL; and his maternal grandmother, Frances Carter, Scranton, PA. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Caradoc and Hilda James and his maternal grandfather, John R. Carter.

Michelle is survived by her parents, Marjorie Burkhamer, Gold Canyon, AZ and Joseph Burkhamer, Fort Wayne, IN; her brother Michael Burkhamer of IN; and her maternal grandfather Michael Mounts, Gold Canyon, AZ. She was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Loretta Mounts.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 30th, 2003 at Deltona Memorial Gardens with a gathering of friends at 10a.m. and Full Military Honors service at 12p.m. with the U.S. Air Force Chaplain officiating. Following the service, Corey and Michelle were interred together at Deltona Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Boulevard Orange City, Florida 32763 386-775-4260.


Information and photos for this memorial have been used with permission by Donna James from Corey & Michelle's other memorial site below:

http://www.coreyandmichelle.com

Poetry In Memory of Corey James & Michelle James

Condolence Guest Book

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 16 Aug 2014 – Christine from Scotland
      email author
Corey and Michelle, Please give your mum and dad a special sign tomorrow on your 11th Anniversary in Heaven. They love and miss you so much and the pain of your loss is never ending...they need to know you are with them. With love Christine

 16 Aug 2014 – Cindy Sakalo from Deltona, FL
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Corey & Michelle: It will be eleven years since the tradegy that took your life. I am so sorry and sad for you and Michelle. I am also so sad for your parents. They are great people and they loved u both so much. I never got to meet Michelle but I feel like I know her thru your parents posts, pictures. I can't believe its 11 years tomorrow. Love to both of u in heaven.

 18 Jul 2014 – Left Behind Mother (Gail) from Alabama
      email author
Dear God, Hold Corey's hand just a little while longer, while his father's and mother's love grows so much stronger. When it comes time for them to leave this land. Please God give them back Corey's precious hand. To have, to hold, to cherish with all their heart. Give them a second change, with a brand new start. In Jesus Name I Pray Amen.

 17 Jul 2014 – Left Behind Mother (Gail)
  
Last night Mrs James had a vision, she was dreaming about her beloved son. Corey gently wrapped his gentle arms around her, and said "I Love Mom".

 9 Jul 2014 – Left Behind Mother (Gail) from Alabama
  
The most painful thing a mother can face in her life time is losing her precious child. There will always be a face before her. A voice she will always want to hear. A beautiful smile she will forever remember. Of her precious loving son that she loves so dear. Deep in her heart lies a special picture, more precious than any silver or gold. It's a picture of her beloved son that she loves so. A picture she will never let go.

 15 Jun 2014 – Christine from Scotland
      email author
Hi Corey, Wishing you a happy 31st Birthday for tomorrow! I know you'll have a wonderful time but please don't forget your mom and dad. Send them lots of your amazing signs so that they know you're with them...they love and miss you so, so much Corey. Give Deborah a big hug from me and tell her I'll see her soon. Happy 31st Birthday! Lots of love, Christine

 4 Jun 2014 – Josh Barton from Deltona
      email author
While driving home I seen the "in memory of" on the back of a small suv in Deltona. Seen they would have been close to my age if this wouldn't have happened to them. I know it's been a while but I'm sure the wound never fully closes.

 31 Mar 2014 – Sean Stenzel's mom Mary
      email author
Happy Birthday in heaven Michelle.

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Donna-Corey's Mom
1 Sep 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: We miss you more with each passing day. Our love for you is eternal. Forever in our hearts.
vince heuerman
1 Sep 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Send a special sign in your family's dear angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
31 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: You are & always will be the greatest blessing of our lives. We love & miss you more every day.
vince heuerman
31 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Love to you and your family dear angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
30 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Love leaves a memory no one can steal, death leaves a heartache nothing can heal. Love & miss you!
vince heuerman
30 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Your family forever holds precious memories of you in their hearts.
Donna-Corey's Mom
29 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: We would give all we have including our lives so that you could live out yours. We miss you always
vince heuerman
29 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Love and hugs to you and your family.
Donna-Corey's Mom
28 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Loving you is easy; we do that everyday but losing you is a heartache that never goes away.
vince heuerman
28 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Goodnight hugs to you and your family
Donna-Corey's Mom
27 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Please continue to send us signs Corey; they help so much to know you are watching over us. Love U
vince heuerman
27 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Goodnight hugs to you and your family
Donna-Corey's Mom
26 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Missing you & Chloe & Michelle so very much. I pray Chloe is with you; I know how she loved you.
vince heuerman
26 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Corey and Michelle, you are forever in the hearts of your family.
Donna-Corey's Mom
25 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Time only makes us miss you more. The hole in our hearts; the emptiness in our lives never eases.
vince heuerman
25 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Much love to you and your family. Hugs Donna.
Donna-Corey's Mom
24 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Every day brings us closer to seeing you again but it's not soon enough. Love & miss you!
vince heuerman
24 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Blessed sunday to your family dear angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
23 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Loving you is easy; we do that everyday but losing you is a heartache that never goes away.
vince heuerman
23 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Nite sweetest angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
22 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: We miss you more than words could say & long for the day we will be reunited again.
vince heuerman
22 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Bless your mom with angel signs.
Donna-Corey's Mom
21 Aug 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: We will never stop loving you, missing you & longing to be with you again for all eternity.
vince heuerman
21 Aug 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Goodnight sweet angels Hugs Donna.

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From romy
23 Nov 2012 – romy sent this sympathy ecard and wrote:
Donna i think of you often i feel bad i lost touch with you some how i hope and pray all is well i dont always leave a message but i go and look at Cory and Michelle pictures and keep them in my prayers i hope u r taking care of yourself your one of the best mothers i have ever met what a strong love you have for your son love u hugs Romy

From Ruthie
17 Aug 2012 – Ruthie sent this sympathy ecard and wrote:
Donna and John i know today is a very hard day for both of you. Not that is only today, i know every day Corey and Michelle are in your mind and heart. I just want to tell you that both of you are in my prayer specially today. May God comfort you and give you strenght specially today. Love you both dearly, and Corey and Michelle will always be in my heart and mind. There is not a day that goes by that i do not think about them. God bless.

From Ruthie and Frank
16 Aug 2010 – Ruthie and Frank sent this sympathy ecard and wrote:
Corey and Michelle you might not hear from us much, but you and Michelle are, and will always be in our heart and in our memories. No way on earth will we ever forget you. I send you our love from deep in our heart. And to your parents they also know that we always will remember both of you and we do pray for them. Love you Donna and John. And to Corey and Michelle you will always be miss.