Carol  James

Carol James

1935 - 2019

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Obituary of Carol James

Carol Joan James, 83, of Essexville, our loving and caring mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend passed away on January 3, 2019, with her family by her side. Carol was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 7, 1935, the daughter of the late John Vincent Manor and Mabel G. (Wilson) Liedke. Carol graduated from Bay City Central High School and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University in 1963. She taught for the Essexville School District for over 30 years. Carol was a member of First Presbyterian Church, participated with Bay City Players, and proudly served as a Commissioner for the city of Essexville for three years in the 80’s. Those who knew Carol knew of her love of reading, writing stories, shopping, and traveling – especially to her condo in Holiday, Florida, looking at the colonial houses in South Carolina, and going on cruises. Her ultimate travel destination was Mackinac Island and staying at The Grand Hotel; she loved the beautiful flowers – especially the red geraniums. She will be missed dearly. Carol leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Jeffrey (Linda) James of St. Charles and Julie James of Elkton; grandchildren, Nicole (Thomas) Boos, Melissa (Michael) Foy, Nicholas Wells, and Zachary Wells, and great-grandchildren, Hailey, Nathaniel, Peyton, and Michael. Carol was welcomed home to heaven by her father, John Vincent Manor; mother and step-father, Mabel and William Liedke; infant son, Michael James, and grandson, Brandon Curtis Wells. Carol’s family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of Carol’s 11:00 AM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Interment will follow in Elm Lawn Cemetery with a Celebration of Life Reception to follow in The Wesley Room at Skorupski’s. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at