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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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 18 Jul 2014 – Left Behind Mother (Gail) from Alabama
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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.

 30 Mar 2014 – Christine from Scotland
      email author
Michelle, just popping by to wish you a Happy 33rd Birthday for tomorrow. I know Corey will have something special planned, but don't forget to leave Donna and John a wonderful sign to let them know you're with them. Please give Deborah a hug from me and tell her I'll see her soon. Lots of Love Christine

 6 Feb 2014 – Terry Johnson from Chicago, IL
      email author
I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of Corey and Michelle. When someone so young and full of promise is taken away, it is especially sorrowing. In the near future God's kingdom that we pray for at Matthew 6:9, 10 will take full control of the earth and death will be done away with brought to nothing, in harmony with 1 Corinthians 15:26. Then we can look forward to seeing Corey and Michelle along with our other loved ones we have lost in the resurrection promised at Acts 15:28,29. Ma... read more

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Donna-Corey's Mom
23 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Love you & miss you so very, very much, more & more each day. 1 day closer to seeing you again.
vince heuerman
23 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: angels, you are loved so much
Donna-Corey's Mom
22 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: There are not enough words in the universe that can describe how deeply you are loved & missed.
vince heuerman
22 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Sending love dear angels. Hugs Donna.
Donna-Corey's Mom
21 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Every day is so hard without you. We would give everything to be able to see, talk, hug you again.
vince heuerman
21 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Bless your family with angel signs.
Donna-Corey's Mom
20 Jul 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
20 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Blessed sunday to your family dear angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
19 Jul 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
19 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Goodnight hugs to you and your family
Donna-Corey's Mom
18 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: We love you with every breath, every beat of our hearts. Forever loved & missed, Corey & Michelle.
vince heuerman
18 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Nite sweetest angels.
Left Behind Mother (Gail)
18 Jul 2014
Left Behind Mother (Gail) placed this flower & wrote: A Red Rose For Two Precious Angels
Donna-Corey's Mom
17 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: You are so loved & missed! I don't know how or why I am still alive with the pain in my heart.
vince heuerman
17 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Send love in your family's dreams. Hugs Donna.
Left Behind Mother (Gail)
17 Jul 2014
Left Behind Mother (Gail) placed this flower & wrote: This rose is in memory of Corey
Donna-Corey's Mom
16 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Every day we get through brings us 1 day closer to being with you again. You are so loved & missed
vince heuerman
16 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Goodnight sweet angels
Donna-Corey's Mom
15 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Corey, I pray with all my heart for the strength I need to do what needs to be done. I love you .
vince heuerman
15 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Dear angels, please visit your family's dreams.
Donna-Corey's Mom
14 Jul 2014
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Always & forever you are on my mind & in my heart. Love you & miss you so much it hurts.
vince heuerman
14 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Goodnight hugs dearest angels. Be close to Donna.She needs you now.
Donna-Corey's Mom
13 Jul 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
13 Jul 2014
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Nite sweetest angels.

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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.