Ocean Springs, Mississippi - James M Burrous, 53, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born April 9, 1964 in Olean, NY. He was raised in Wellsville and was a 1982 graduate of Wellsville High School. He attended Walsh College in Canton, Ohio and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1986.
He pursued a career in sales and management at Burrous Furniture in Wellsville. He then moved to Fairport, NY in 2000 and joined the sales team at Hoselton Nissan. In 2004 he and his family relocated to Ocean Springs, Mississippi to pursue his career.
He is survived by a daughter Alexandra Lynn (Allan) Pearson of San Diego, California, a son Nicolas Mathew Burrous of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, a grandson, Carter Allan Pearson. His parents Richard and Concetta (Wood) Burrous of Sun City Center, FL, a brother Thomas (Trina) Burrous of Boston, MA, a sister Karen (Joseph) Cronin of Fairport, NY, three nieces Sarah Burrous, Katherine Cronin and Nicole Cronin, an aunt Nancy Quackenbush of Geneseo, NY, his girlfriend Rebecca Lynchard of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and several cousins, and close friends. He was predeceased by his wife Rhonda Burrous in 2007.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 pm in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Please consider memorial donations to the Father Bill Brown Mission Club or the Immaculate Conception Church. A college fund has been set up for Nicolas, please send those donations % Joseph Cronin, 209 High Point Drive, Suite 100, Victor, NY 14564.
To leave online condolonces, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.