MR. JAMES “JAM” MCLAURIN, {47} was born on September 11, 1974 in Patterson, NJ to the late James Billups and Evelyn McLaurin. He entered eternal life on Friday, November 10, 2018.

James attended Public school as a child and graduated from Eastside High School Class of 1992. Later in life, he relocated to Tobyhanna, PA. He worked passionately as a Chef at Pocono Manor and Great Wolf Lodge.

James was a loving and caring man. He was sure to give you plenty of reasons to laugh. He was sure to be found in photographers with a “m” and a smile. His family and friends meant everything to him. He was a short man with a love for life. His favorite TV show was General Hospital and he loved to BBQ. His passion was cooking and recently started a catering company called M&M Catering Company. 

James was preceded in death in addition to his mother, Evelyn; his nephew, Julian Amir Moody who carried his initials.

James leaves to cherish his memory two {2} daughters, Jasmine McLaurin and Shaynah Ford; three {3} sons, James McLaurin, James McLaurin III and Shaquille Jenkins; his fince;, Aretha {Nikki} Huskey; stepdaughter, Naomi {Omi} Huskey; two {2} grandchildren, Skylar and Alex; two siblings, Joyce {Reginald} Moody Of Pocono Summit, PA and Christopher {Tara} McLaurin of Sunbury, PA.  

James also leaves many years of friendship with his childhood and best friends, Keshon Cordova, Marcus Belton and Thomas McNeil; along with a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family who will miss him dearly.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, November 19, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church.  Viewing will be held one {1} hour prior Funeral Services.  Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home Conway Chapel. 


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