James Brown Bordley

James Brown Bordley, a restaurant owner, died Wednesday of a respiratory illness in Caroline County. He was 39.

Memorial services for Mr. Bordley will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Willow Street, St. Michaels.


A former Howard County resident, Mr. Bordley moved with his parents to Queen Anne's County, where he was educated in the public school system.

He graduated from Queen Anne's High School in 1970 and attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W. Va., for a year before buying the Centreville Tea Room. Mr. Bordley owned and operated the tea room for five years.


In 1976, he moved to Easton, where he worked in and operated many small tea rooms and restaurants.

He moved to Preston in 1984 and opened Jimmy's Restaurant in Easton, which he operated until 1990.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, St. Michaels, the Queen Anne's County AIDS Task Force, and a volunteer with both the Caroline Hospice Foundation and the Talbot Hospice Foundation.

Mr. Bordley is survived by his parents, Madison Brown Bordley Jr. and Lydia Anne Mooney Bordley of Church Hill; and a sister, Nancy Bordley Lane of Centrevillle.

Memorial donations may be made to the Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 10, Denton 21629, and Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box S, St. Michaels 21663.