James Isaac "Ikey" Emerson, 77, of Burlington died Friday, April 17, 2020 at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington.
Mr. Emerson was born in Chatham County on September 11, 1942 the son of William B. and Rosa (Wilkerson) Emerson. James was a 1960 graduate of Chatham Central High School and attended Campbell College. James served for eight years in the United States Air Force and later went to work for 20 years for MAI/Sorbus Systems, Alamance-Burlington School Systems and retired from the US Postal Services in 2013.
James was preceded in death by his parents; brother Lee C. Emerson and his wife, Mannie, brother, Raymond. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna Dunn Emerson; brother, William "Bill" Emerson, wife, Judy of Charlotte and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with a committal at Sandy Branch Baptist Church, Bear Creek.
The family request, memorial donations be directed to the American Heart Association.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.