Deree Michaele James was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to parents, Rose Stewart (James Stewart) and Frank Green, on August 9, 1955. He passed away on Jan. 2, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan.
His wife, Margaret James, preceded him in death.
Deree leaves behind five children, Rekia, Rachaele, Britney, Michaele, and Saniyah; mothers, Berniece Moore, Alice Collier, and Claudia Greer; grandchildren, Brianna and Briah; nieces and nephews, Sheree, Melvin, Jr., Sharmin, Arianna, Twayeta, and Nicole; a host of cousins, friends and relatives.
A private service will be held.
Interment will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.