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Ernest "EJ" James

June 25, 1954 - December 23, 2018

Ernest, or 'EJ' to everyone who knew and loved him, was born and grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with cerebral palsy, and later, moved with his mom to Boston, Massachusetts. Ernest was the son of Adlean James; stepson of Kenneth Smithson; and a brother of Bill. <br /> <br /> EJ attended many educational programs through the years of his life. EJ was a kind, funny, silly, loving, polite and always saying 'Thank you' or 'I'm Sorry', and had a generous soul. EJ was also a little stubborn when it came to drinking a glass of water, but he loved his Mountain Dew soda (Lol!). EJ always had a big smile or just had words of advice. We could have not ask for a better son, stepson and friend than EJ. <br /> <br /> In his spare time, he loved watching television. He had every cable channel, but his favorite three channels were Syfy, AMC, and USA. He loved watching WWF wrestling every Monday and loved Scary movies, as well as playing games, such as checkers and spider solitaire on his computer or tablet, and was very competitive. <br /> <br /> EJ's favorite color is purple and he loved colorful bracelets, handbags and keychains to decorate his wheelchair, which he called, his 'Cadillac'. He was a one of a gem, that will be so very much missed. We will keep him in our hearts, minds and prayers forever. <br /> <br /> Ernest (EJ) departed this life on Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was very LOVED and cared by his mother, Adlean James & stepdad, Kenneth Smithson; his personal care attendant, Charline & children, Joel, Jayline, Jailah, Maryluz, Brenda, Melissa & Minerva; his favorite beautiful nurse, Lourdnie Cherisol (as he would say); his case manager, David Barber (as EJ would call him, Bob). He appreciated all that helped take care of him during the years of his life. <br /> <br /> You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

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William J. Gormley Funeral Home

2055 Centre Street, Roxbury, MA


Jan 02

Wednesday, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Forest Hills cemetery

95 Forest hill Ave Jamaica plain, Ma 02130

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