Position: Derrick Operator
How long have you been with MEC? 17 years
Favorite movie: Black Panther
Favorite food: Pizza/chicken
Favorite actor/actress? Kevin Hart, Taraji P. henson
What do you like to do when you aren’t working? Spend time with family, such as having cookouts, and work in the church, such as teaching Bible study.
Where were you born and raised? Bennettsville, Marlboro County
Do you have any pets? I have a dog named Spot. He is a bulldog/lab mix.
What do you like most about your job at MEC? I enjoy restoring power after an outage and seeing our members smile.
What was your first-ever job? I was a grocery store stocker.
What is something a lot of people don’t know about you? I am a part-time policeman.
Are you married? Yes, my wife’s name is Joanne Emanuel. We have been married for 38 years.
Do you have any kids? Yes, we have four children: Derrick, 34; Ashley, 35; Chaumaneik, 40; and James, Jr., 37.
Do you have any grandkids? We have eight grandkids. Tariq, 20; Raymond, 15; Raymani, 12; Jakiya, 16; Rayshawn, 11; Olivia, 7; Arianna, 2; and Kyler, 3.
What is you favorite place to go on vacation? The beach, because we like to relax in the pool and enjoy the ocean view.