It is with great sorrow that the family of James Serapio Lee Marriott announce his passing on May 7, 2023 in Sacramento, CA. James was born on January 19, 1970 in Berkeley, CA to Ana Maria Flores Cortez and James Lee Marriott, Sr.
James was a beloved husband to Lisa Marriott, father to Gabriel Cornier, Jacob Marriott, Jesse Marriott, Trinity Marriott, and James Anthony Marriott, grandfather to Zala Marriott, stepfather to Noel and Gabriella Holder, brother to Rolanda Ramirez and Joanna Cortez, uncle to Jessica Reyes, Erica Calvo, Jayla Ledesma, and Tiana Meriales, and nephew to Danny Reyes, Jr. He was also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and treasured friends.
James was a kind-hearted and generous man who was deeply devoted to his family and friends. He had a passion for life and enjoyed many hobbies such as listening and playing music, comedy, drawing, adventuring, and luxury cars. He was also known for his love of his dogs, the Raiders and Warriors, tattoos, any celebration, and his indigenous culture. He was a very handsome, charismatic, silly, sweet heart of a man and will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Services were held on 5/18/23 2:00-4:30 at Berge-Papas-Smith Chapel of the Angels in Fremont, California. A celebration of life was held at Irvington Park in Fremont, California at 5:00-7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Native American heritage association, First nations development institute, or association on American Indian affairs in James’ name.
James was like a little brother to me I watched him grow from a bratty kid to a loyal homie and a young man and a loving Dad. I’m going to miss my lil brother but I’ll never forget him he was a big part of my life growing up and when I was down he always knew how to cheer me up. Good bye for now lil bro but I will see you again in the big IRV in the heavens above! Love you
I will forever carry you in my heart cuzzo i love u always and forever❤️ I will cherish every memory growing up with u ❤️ Rip jimmy jet ❤️
I’m going to miss your smile, the way you loved me. I miss you so much already. Rest easy till we meet again. I love you always.