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James R. McEachern Jr.
May 28, 1962 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
Picture it October 26, 2023...I was greeted by a heavenly fanfare accompanied by angelic voices singing one of my favorite melodies "James you didn't give up or give in. You held on to the end. You were steadfast, unmovable, always abiding in him" James you stayed in his will. Well done thy good and faithful servant. Enter into your haven of rest.
At that moment, reality hit me. I am now the lead singer in this beautiful heavenly choir. My earthly shell is nonexistent here. My thoughts, my speech, my entire being are truly a reflection of the king.
Looking through the capsules of time, I see all the wonders, splendors, joyous occasions of my purposeful, well lived loving life. What an amazing sight to behold.
On May 28, 1962 there was a star studded event and I was the honoree. My parents James R. McEachern and Alma Rae McEachern rolled out the red carpet for my grand entrance. My father honored me with the pleasure of being his Jr. After many trips around the sun, many grew to love and call me "Geach".
I learned so much about life, love and family from residing in my hometown of Baltimore, MD. I graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. Boy was my family proud of me. My heart was always big towards servitude and hospitality. My passion for cooking was out of this world. Wanting to perfect my craft, I embarked on a culinary arts journey which surprisingly lasted for over 20 years. I was a head chef at Fort Meade Army Base, Golden Corral and Think Tasty. I built some amazing friendships during my various culinary assignments. These time capsules are telling my age. LOL
1992 was my Jordan year. I met the love of my life Alberta Younger. She stole my heart at hello. From the moment I saw her a knew that she was my forever flame so it was only right that I gave her my last name. What is a family without a legacy? Our blueprint of oneness rests on the shoulders of our children, Nicole, Maurice, Bruce, Tamika, Chris, Nakita whom I love deeply.
I was always a quiet wonder but when it came to the matters of my heart, I chose to express myself in song. Sammie Davis Jr. had nothing on me. Some called me a Gentle Giant, others called me Sarcastic Sam. No matter what they labeled me, they knew my heart was pure. It was always my goal to keep the peace all while giving an encouraging word. It was sooooo rewarding to become a Safe Space for everyone who was connected to me.
Over the horizon I can see my parents, my four brothers and my forever flame Alberta Mceachern. This heavenly reunion was unexpected, but I wouldn't trade places even if I could. This place leaves me breathless as a admire the splendor of his glory.
Welp, they're calling me for my solo. So, Chris, Bruce, Danielle, Maurice, Tomika, Nicole, Leroy, Nakita, Brenda, Tracy, Dewayne, Micheal, NaShawna, Bernard, Aiyonna, Damonte, Ta'lia, Tayja, Tre, Tyreek, Jaydah, Taizana, Natia, I'Cesiz, Jordyn, Josiah, Ta'mira, Ta'ryah Lashawnda, Michelle, Brittany, Lavell and everyone who is reading this today. Go in love. Cherish our memories. I am always with you. My spirit comforts you when you sleep and as you travel throughout your day, I'm right beside you. My eternal love will forever flow through your heartstrings because our bond can never be broken. I love you always.James/Daddy/PopPop/Geach.