James Irethulus Somerset was born on April 7, 1948 in Miami, Florida to Ella and Gerald Somerset. He went home to be with the Lord on August 22, 2020.
James was an active member of Temple of Compassion serving as a Deacon. James served his county as a Veteran of the U. S. Army. James was a gospel recording artist singing and recording with the Just For Today Choir and Pastor LaMarr Scales Recording Choir. He was also a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. He devoted much of his time helping family and friends. He wrote his own rules. He fought authority and paved his own way and if you said he could not do it he would make sure he could. He was a rare combination of somehow who had a love of life and firm understanding of what was important. The simplicity of living a life with those you love.
James is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary and Thomas Alexander; his paternal grandparents, Maggie and Gerald Somerset and brother, Robert Alexander.
James is survived by his mother, Ella Black, his loving wife of 26 years, Emma Somerset; his children, Kinta Somerset (Antwanette), Kathleen and Payleen Somerset; his stepchildren, Anthony, Michelle (Henry Sr.), Labrisha and Kenya, his sisters, Linda and Glenda; brothers, Gerald, Alfonso, Theodore and David; 32 grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
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