Let the memory of James be with us forever.
  • 20 years old
  • Born on September 19, 1998 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States.
  • Passed away on August 31, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
Beloved Son and brother, James Robert Cramer, born September 19, 1998, passed away suddenly in his home in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, August 31st. 

A memorial will be held at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 1070 Roxbury Rd. Southbury, CT 06488 on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM.  https://christsaviorchurch.org/directions/

James was an avid BMX biker, an exceptional artist and was self-teaching stick-and-poke tattoo artist.  He had a huge heart, a quick wit and in infectious laugh.  He was loved by all that met him.  As a little boy, he was fearless and funny and eager to please.  He wanted to be a part of everything and was certain he could do EVERYTHING that his brother and sister could do. He was a Mama's Boy and was always close, holding my hand and giving me kisses.  As he grew older, his heart just grew and he was much too smart for his own good.

In the last years of his life, James struggled with addiction and depression.  I want to believe that his heart was so big and he felt so much that he just couldn't handle all the emotion.  He loved hard, played hard and when he was hurt, he hurt hard.  There was just too much going on in his heart and head.  That, coupled by his fearless nature made boundaries blurry until he finally succumbed in his need to escape.  I beg all of his friends and family members, if you are struggling with depression or addiction, please seek help, please reach out.  You are so loved.  You are so valuable.  You are so worthy.  Please don't wait to see that only in your mothers tears.

He is survived by his forever loving mother, Lisa delValle, his sister, Elisia Driggers (the Batman to his Robin) and his brother, Michael delValle.  He will also be missed by his paternal grandparents, Melanie and Charles Ringa, his maternal grandparents, Carol Young, Vincent delValle and Marguerite Parsons, his aunts Jennifer, Heather and Tonya, his uncles Thomas, John and Vincent Jr., his 16 cousins and his nephew, Elijah.  He will also be missed by all his loving friends too numerous to count.
Posted by Jean Nelson on September 15, 2019
James was such a great kid. I will cherish all the memories we have from our FL vacations, hanging out and having pizza nights, and all the special times he stepped in to be like a big brother for my daughter. James always had a smile on his face, always. James was one of the most well mannered young persons I have ever known. He just did the right things, without being asked, and always addressed me with Ma'm and even called me Auntie. James, my heart breaks that you are no longer with us here. Sending much love and prayers to Lisa, Mike, and Elisia and all of James family and friends during this difficult time.
Posted by Charlie Villacis on September 4, 2019
I will forever miss you kid, all I can see when I close my eyes is your face and how indestructible I remember you to be from bashing ur head on the fireplace when you were a kid to you skating and doing all the stuff that you shouldn’t be while having broken bones. I love and miss you kiddo
Posted by Lola Parker on September 3, 2019
My friends 18 yearold son just took his life 10 days ago.... I’m so very hurt for you..
Posted by Ash J on September 3, 2019
We never really spoke to one another but I knew you were different than the rest of the people in our class. Thank you for being so kind, having no prejudice in your heart and for making me smile when others made me cry. I wish we became closer friends after that day.
Posted by Robin Oviatt on September 2, 2019
James u will forever be in our hearts! I will miss your laugh, your funny jokes!! U were a great young man
Posted by Joel Valle on September 2, 2019
James, although we never met, I know you are in haven with all the angels safe. R.I.P. my little cousin.
Posted by Elias Ocasio on September 2, 2019
Oh james, how you will be missed. I’ll never forget you and our conversations. Save me a spot in heaven ❤️
Posted by Sarah Katan on September 2, 2019
God gained an angel for sure, always caring for others more than yourself despite the people who loved you telling you you were loved. I’m gonna forever miss your check in and our deep life talks. My heart breaks for all the people that loved you.. till we need again friend.
Posted by Tessa Reed on September 1, 2019
James was one of the most loving, big hearted people I’ve ever known. It was hard to not fall at first glance for him. He had a way with his words that made your skin crawl and your lips hurt from smiling so much. Forever in my heart, I used to call him my sweet boy, and my sweet angel. And now, he is quite literally my sweet angel, and I miss him so much. All of my love and condolences go to his family, he loved them more then anything, they don’t deserve to suffer. None of us do. I love you, my sweet angel
Posted by Carol Schnippert on September 2, 2019
I will love him always, his quick comebacks and smile will stay with me forever.

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