Patricia Diane James Pierre was born on September 13, 1951 in Chesterfield County. She was the beloved daughter of the late Herbert James and Ethel Lee James Witcher. She was educated in the Newark, New Jersey Public School Systems. Upon graduation, then attended courses at Rutgers University. She was recently united with the Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church family.
Surviving are her children, Eric(Laura) and Natasha Pierre; Those reared in as her own, Michelle James, Stevenson Pierre and nephew Jeffery Guillaume; Grandchildren, Alyssa and Kelsee Pierre, Nye Pierre, Moriah and Czar Jacobs, Tanija Brown and Jaidyen Pierre; Great-grandchild, Braxton Robinson; Siblings, Herbert(Linda) James, Wanda (Willie) Newby, Walindsey James, Kenneth and Christopher James; a host of other close relatives and friends.