James Alfonzo Burnham was born on May 5, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois to proud parents Jakie and Ruthie Burnham.
James was educated at Raymond and Douglas Elementary Schools and graduated from Englewood High School.
James met and married Elizabeth Mallet and to this union, three children were born; Nicholas, Alfonzo and Emerald.
James loved his family and was especially close with his five (5) brothers, Jerry, Jakie, Jackie, Michael and Tony.
James loved music, RC cars, trains, planes, movies and pizza.
James was preceded in death by both parents, Jakie and Ruthie Burnham, his brother, Jackie and his son Alfonzo.
James fell asleep in death on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 2:12 a.m. in the care of the medical staff of The University of Chicago Medical Center.
James leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory: his son, Nicholas; his daughter, Emerald; his brothers, Jerry, Jakie (Carolyn), Michael and Tony and a host of other relatives and friends.
James will truly be missed!