JAMES MILTON KELLAM, son of the late James and Denise Kellam, was born on February 19, 1948 in Accomac, Virginia. James departed this life on May 16, 2013 surrounded by his devoted family.

James attended Accomac Public Schools and Mary N. Smith High School in Accomac, Virginia.

James was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life, Mamie Diane Parker. Together, they moved to Paterson, New Jersey and remained married for forty-four years until his death.

James was ordained as a Deacon in Paterson, NJ. He served as an Usher and Assistant Sunday School teacher. James sang on the Mass Choir and Male Chorus.

James worked for over forty-four years driving trucks and later became an independent truck driver.

James was a fun person to be with. He would always make you laugh or put a smile on your face. James had a very kind spirit but when pushed he would state what was on his mind. He loved his “doll” as he called his wife or sometimes he called her, Mamie.

In 2000, James and Mamie moved to Bear, Delaware. After searching for a church home, they joined Canaan Baptist Church. James became a member of the Security Ministry, Mighty Men of Canaan, Harmony Men Voices. James was always excited to help in the church whenever he was needed. James loved his Paster, Reverend Bullock.

James is predeceased by his brother, Preston Kellam.

James is survived by his wife, Mamie Diane Kellam of forty-four years; two sisters, Reverend Jacqueline Conquest of Paterson, NJ and Thelma Dickerson of Accomac, VA; five brothers-in-law, James Conquest of Paterson, NJ, Claude Dickerson of Accomac, VA; Vernon Parker of Baltimore, MD, William Parker of Tasley, VA, and Thomas Parker of Philadelphia, PA; three sisters-in-law, Gloria Parker of Baltimore, MD, Mary Ann Parker of Tasley, VA, and Saundra Parker-White of Bear, DE; five nieces; ten nephews; many great nephews and nieces; great-great cousins; God-children, DiVonne Watson, Troy Machay Ayres of Mountclare, NJ, Terrell Singletary of Paterson, NJ and Terrell Harris of Bear, DE.

James also leaves to cherish his memory, devoted friends; Reverend Paulette Brown, Sister Saundra Parker-White, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Davis, Mr. and Mrs. James Gourdine, and his entire Canaan Baptist Church Family.

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