On Saturday morning, October 17, 2009, Juan “Enock” James was pronounced dead. While at his job in Houston, TX, he collapsed from what is most likely a severe heart attack. The autopsy results are not in yet to confirm the final cause of death. This was an unexpected occurence and a complete shock to his family, freinds and fans. All that is known of his condition is that he had hypertension and was on medication to stabilize his blood pressure, but nothing indicated he would suffer a heart attack.
Born on July 12, 1974 in Philadelphia, PA, Enock lived his life for the Lord until his death. Juan James was one of the founding members of The Cross Movement and is heard on Heaven’s Mentality, House of Representatives and Human Emergency. In 2001, he relocated to Houston, TX to work on his solo album, AWEthentic, with Much Luvv Records. Earlier this year, Enock along with former label mate Cruz Cordero, made a guest appearance on the song “Da Body” from The Tonic’s The Dash album. In Houston, he continued working underground with local rap ministries such as PHF Productions, AZA, CRS and Bless’T.
In Texas, he is survived by his wife Natalie James who gave birth to Jana James in 2005. In Pennsylvania, he is survived by Genesis James (9yrs), Juan James Jr. (11yrs.), and Chavonna James (17yrs).
If you would like to help, prayer and financial support is needed. Much Luvv Records and DaSouth.com will be organizing a benefit concert for the James family, details will be announced soon. For those who purchase Enock’s AWEthentic album in 2010, Much Luvv Records and The Bus Shop will donate 100% of all digital downloads & CD sales to his wife.
For monetary gifts, make all financial contributions payable to Natalie James at the address below:
Much Luvv Records
c/o The James Family
7640 Lone Meadow Ct.
Houston, TX 77095
Juan James will be deeply missed and we will forever remember him for his great music and ministry. A full story on the life of Enock will be provided soon by Sketch the Journalist who was a personal friend of our beloved brother. Once funeral and burial service times are made available, we will provide all the details here at DaSouth.com.