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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
30 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Our love for you never wavers. We miss you, Chloe & Shadow with all our hearts. Til we meet again
vince heuerman
30 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: sending my love to you and your family.
Donna-Corey's Mom
29 Jan 2015
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
29 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: nite dearest angels
Donna-Corey's Mom
28 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: There are no words descriptive enough to convey how deeply we miss you, Chloe & Shadow. We love U!
vince heuerman
28 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: My pc had a virus. So good to be here again.
Donna-Corey's Mom
27 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: No matter how many years may pass, our love for you will remain as strong as ever. We miss you so.
Donna-Corey's Mom
26 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Another day of tears. Missing you, Chloe & Shadow so much. Life is so filled with pain. I love you
Donna-Corey's Mom
25 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Some days are so much harder & today is 1 of them. I need to see you, talk to U, KNOW your OK...
Donna-Corey's Mom
24 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Our love for you never wavers. We miss you, Chloe & Shadow with all our hearts. Til we meet again
Donna-Corey's Mom
23 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Missing you, Chloe & Shadow so deeply. I'll never stop loving & missing you & hurting
Donna-Corey's Mom
22 Jan 2015
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.
Donna-Corey's Mom
21 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Always in our thoughts & forever in our hearts. Sending our love to you, Chloe & Shadow. We miss U
vince heuerman
21 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Good day to you dear angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
20 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Our love never wavers & is strong as ever. Our hearts remain broken til we see U, Chloe & Shadow.
vince heuerman
20 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Nite dear angels, Visit your family's dreams.
Donna-Corey's Mom
19 Jan 2015
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.
Donna-Corey's Mom
18 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Always & forever you are on my mind & in my heart. Love you & miss you, Chloe & Shadow so much.
vince heuerman
18 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Blessed sunday to your family dear angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
17 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: You are & always will be our greatest blessing. Missing you, Chloe & Shadow so deeply.
vince heuerman
17 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Corey and Michelle, you are so precious!
vince heuerman
16 Jan 2015
vince heuerman placed this flower & wrote: Sending love dear angels.
Donna-Corey's Mom
16 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: We love & miss you more each day. We pray that Chloe & Shadow are in your arms. Love/miss you all.
Donna-Corey's Mom
15 Jan 2015
Donna-Corey's Mom placed this flower & wrote: Love & miss you every second. So lost now without Chloe & Shadow. Take care of them for us.

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From Michelle
20 Nov 2014 – Michelle sent this sympathy ecard and wrote:
May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. Loving you always Michelle

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.