Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO


James Emanuel Quilter Jr.

February 6, 1973May 29, 2019
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James Emanuel Quilter Jr. beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend was called home on May 29, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Oakland California to mother Pamela Patrick and father James Senior. James attended Gompers high school in California and moved to Colorado in the early 1990’s. Throughout his many career paths he found his calling in becoming “Mr. James the ICE CREAM MAN”. He is survived to treasure his legacy by his wife Marjorie A. Quilter, loving children Austin, James, Justin, Jasmine, Van, Jaden, Marcus-James, Jamie, Aslyn and Morrison-James. He had one granddaughter Alaya, and four grandsons Austin Jr, Jakai, Miles and Elyjah. James shared two sisters from his mother, Jana and Jade; and 31 siblings from his father, LaShawnda, Tai, Monique, Ebony, Iesha, Shawndale, Eric, Stephen, Marcus, Tony and many more. Followed by a host of wonderful cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. James was a builder, cook, helper, fixer and community leader as he helped everyone he knew. He always said “Be the best at what you do” and he truly lived up to that saying throughout his 46 years of life. He will be missed but never forgotten.


  • James Emanuel Quilter Sr., Father
  • Pamela Quilter, Mother
  • Majorie A. Quilter, Wife
  • James leaves behind his children Austin, James, Justin, Jasmine, Van, Jaden, Marcus-James, Jamie, Aslyn and Morrison-James.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, June 6, 2019


James Emanuel Quilter Jr.

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Marquese White

July 27, 2019

Just wanna say I miss u man we always was close because our bond of the model father. U also was one of the few ones who could call me by my legal name. Man I know u are in heaven u was such a great person see u when I get there fam and know u will never be forgotten much love.

Germaine Price

July 7, 2019

I'll always miss and love you dear friend! May the Lord hold you! I think of you everyday. I wish we could have made more music. Until we meet again😣Germaine Price Sr.

Kaylah Scott

June 9, 2019

I was saddended to hear the news that God needed his angel back. But i know you will still be here in spirit watching your babies grow and blossom into everything you taught them to be. I know God put you in my life to help me love harder. I remember you holding my baby and telling me to rub him and hold him close lol you patted his little butt and made me look at holding my baby and caring for him to a whole other level.. thanks for that .. u also came into my family's life at i time i really needed someone to be there for my loved one's .. its crazy because when someone passes you always wonder and ask God why were they placed in your life, but it seems everybody that was met with your presence knows exactly why you were there ... i will always have a high level of respect for the man you were, the way you went out and got what your kids needed by any means necessary.. thanks for that .. rest peacefully 💕

BJ Roy

June 8, 2019

You were always a laugh, your sense of humor, your infectious laugh, your crazy jokes. You made me proud to call you a friend. I was blessed to be part of your life. To see Jamie and Aslyn born and grow. I got to see the wonderful way you helped to raise kind, responsible, respectful and hardworking children because they saw that example in you. I never saw you discard an opportunity to show love, or to help anyone who needed either, whether they asked or not. You were truly a good solid man. I will miss your presence in this world. I pray for your family and children but I know those who love you will keep your memory alive daily. Rest In Peace my friend.
With much Love.

Kevin Walls

June 8, 2019

You were always a cool dude from the first time we talked,when my wife passed and I was distraught you made sure that I went to the family get together and met the rest of my family. I am forever grateful to have known you. My brother you will always be loved and never forgotten. Love always your lil bro Kev

Stevie Forstrom

June 7, 2019

You were one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Whenever someone passes away everyone says things like “their smile could light up an entire room” but yours really did! You will be missed by not only your friends and family, but the entire community. You didn’t deserve for this to happen but God wanted you home with him. Rest In Peace, Jamie..me & Little Ed will miss you!

Marjorie Quilter

June 7, 2019

I will always remember us meeting for the first time. You were so upfront. You were so adamant about what you were in search of. From that day on we became one. I will always remember you .Quarter pounder with cheese extra ketchup no mustard no pickles dehydrated onions and a coke from behind the counter😊. I miss you my love.

Jasmine Jarmon

June 5, 2019

Bruh Eric Quilter and Desiree and for his babies we are so very sorry for your loss. We love yall and are here for y'all.

Patt Saunders

June 3, 2019

I was Aslyn’s kindergarten teacher and loved seeing the strong bond between her and her brothers. Her father doted on her, picking her up after school with a huge smile on his face. He made cheesecake for the teachers to show his thanks for our care for his children. What a nice man and wonderful father.

Anna Ceja

June 2, 2019

Met this amazing man when I served at Fort Carson, became amazing friends with his son who I served with. James Quilter was always so warm and welcoming. He would have us laughing so hard and really tried making the best of his situations. I remember going over once and he had cooked up a whole Thanksgiving dinner at his home, oh my God it was amazing and he really was a great cook. He was such a great man and father. He was very attentive to his family ESPECIALLY HIS KIDS. Such a tragedy for my friend Austin's loss and his family. I am so sorry Austin, I pray god to comfort your family in the best way possible.