Xiomara James

October 18, 1970 ~ January 7, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old

Xiomara James Obituary

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 14, 2023 at St. Luke No. 2 Baptist Church in Sharon, SC.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, SC.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, January 13th at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be live-streamed from 

Ms. Xiomara James of Bronx, New York entered into eternal rest at Westchester Presbyterian Hospital in Bronxville, New York on January 7, 2023.  Born October 18, 1970 in New York, she is the daughter of Dorothy McCoy James and the late Raymond James.

Xiomara was reared in a loving and Christian home, she gave her life to the Lord early in life. She was affiliated with Cathedral at Greater Faith Church in New York.  They adored her and visited regularly while Xiomara was hospitalized.

Xiomara had a heart for helping others. She wrote books, sang beautifully, did comedy, worked with hair, modeled, taught Bible study, enjoyed cooking and never met a stranger. She encouraged one of her medical doctors to read the Bible, and the testimony by the doctor is “I have been reading it ever since.” She would frequently mingle with people with special need and disabilities, and often cut the men’s hair and styled the ladies’ hair. She also sponsored picnics for them and took them to church.

Xiomara is preceded in death by her father, Raymond James; maternal grandparents, Woodrow McCoy and Carrie Lee McCoy; paternal grandparents, O’Neil and Veronica James; as well as a number of paternal aunts and uncles.

Xiomara leaves to cherish fond memories her mother, Dorothy McCoy James; three sisters, Alicia McDonald, Teressa King, and Donisha James; one brother, Andrew James (Kristen); her favorite aunt, Della Roach; her other loving and affectionate aunts, Elisa Hill, Jacqueline Davis, Margretta McCoy, Jessie McCoy, Elizabeth McCoy, Marci Williams, Dora Moore, and Marjorie Anderson. She is also survived by loving uncles, Alexander McCoy, John McCoy, and Melburn Williams; a loving great-aunt and uncle, Margie and Therial Nichols. Xiomara leaves many special first cousins, whom she considered more her brothers and sisters; as well as her longtime and special friend since elementary school, Simone Lopez and son, to whom Xiomara is a loving godmother. She additionally leaves a host of other loving cousins from both her maternal and paternal families.

Special thanks to EVERYONE who knew or had a PART in Xiomara’s life. If she met any of you today, you would remember how she made you feel.


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January 13, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wright Funeral Home
301 E Liberty St
York, SC 29745

Funeral Service
January 14, 2023

1:00 PM
St Luke #2 Missionary Baptist Church

Sharon, SC 29742


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