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Barbara Edmonds-James

posted: Oct 6, 2010 6:36 am

On September 25, 2010, God called Barbara (Wadley) Edmonds-James Home to rest after a brief illness. She was a resident of New Haven, Ct. Barbara was born in Riviera beach, Fla. To the late Attaway and Carrie Bell Wadley. She was a graduate of Hillhouse High School (Class of 1958). She attended Southern Connecticut State University and Springfield College where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, The Black Business and Professional Association, The Red Hat Club, and The Dixwell Senior Center. Barbara was the founder of the B&J Paint Company and later worked as a social services coordinator for the West Rock Neighborhood Corporation. She also worked as a paraprofessional at Fair Haven Middle School where she retired in 1997.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Mikel Edmonds-Grant and two siblings, Maurice Wadley Sr. and Joyce Weeks. Barbara’s memory will be forever cherished by her daughters, Michelle Edmonds-Sepulveda, Mia Duff (Tony), and her son, Sebastian Edmonds (Eve). She is also survived by a brother, Hershal Wadley (Cynthia), two sisters, Paij Bailey and Patricia Brown (Robert), Danny Sepulveda, Mari Camacho, 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. A celebration of her life will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 255 Goffe Street, New Haven, on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010; Calling hours from 8-9 and Service at 9:00 a.m.  To leave a message of comfort to the James family please visit our website

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