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Michael William Jefferson

March 4, 1979 — August 1, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

Michael William Jefferson

Life is so short! I want to share my story in hopes it might give someone some strength to live life to the fullest. Just know, I am resting peacefully.

I was born on March 4th,1979 from my mother Nancy Jefferson and father Johnny Howard, of Kansas City, Missouri. I departed this world on August 1st, 2023. I was 44 years young. I’m resting beside my Grandparents William and Yoshi Jefferson, my Grandfather Charles Howard and my Brother Antonio Jones. Even though we are not there, we continue to give you all our love from the heavens above.

I hope you remember me as a remarkable individual. My thoughtful-ness, big-heartedness and vibrant personality gives you a reason to celebrate my life. Remember to celebrate because I loved food, the joys of fishing, learning new things, and people who had good vibes. But my deepest love was for my children! I missed them a lot. So make sure they know their father thought about them each day.

Remember to celebrate my life because life was my playground. I made sure to make the most of it. I picked up fishing, mechanical skills at an early age. Which is why you could find me showing off my skills, fishing or getting my hands dirty. I had a natural knack for it and those experi-ences shaped who I was. I am a big personality with a big heart. And, let’s not forget the jokes- I swear, laughter was my secret sauce, the spice of life that I sprinkled everywhere saying” wasssuuupppp mannnnnn” I was always into something different. Which is why I had many friends around town. I could strike up a friendship with just about anyone. Just like my late Grandmother Yoshi. My other grandparents had their way of shaping who I was but none quite like grandma Yoshi. She was my heart! Maybe she missed me and I missed her too much……..I guess it was time to find out.
This will not be easy but I really hope each day becomes better for my friends and family. God never makes mistakes. To all my uncles- thank you for keeping me on my toes! To all my aunties- thank you for looking after me! To my father, thank you for keeping my head on straight. You stayed on my tail but, I knew deep down it was all tough love. To my bonus dad-thank you for being there.

 To my siblings- thank you for sharing life with me. To all my cousins-(boy o boy) thank you all for filling every moment together with energy and zest. Lastly, my mother. Just know I love you. Don’t cry your eyes out because this time I am not there to make sure you will be ok. If I forgot anyone- thank you all for the memories we shared. I was blessed. A lucky man to have such a large family plus a large bonus family and so many friends to love me dearly. Don’t forget about each other. We all need each other. Remember to be kind to yourself and others. Until we meet again, never forget…. I love you. Michael’s presence brightened every room he entered. He touched the hearts of many and his absence will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday August 15, 2023, visitation will be held from 2 P.M. - 3 P.M.  with services beginning at 3 P.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th st, KCMO 64127.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services LLC

2800 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64127

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday August 15, 2023, visitation will be held from 2 P.M. - 3 P.M. with services beginning at 3 P.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th st, KCMO 64127

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