Jeremiah Stephen Parker was born on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 9:17 p.m. to parents, Andre and Sarah Parker, at Butterworth Hospital of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Jeremiah was transferred to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital shortly after his birth for a known congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He received extensive medical care by the loving medical staff at Helen DeVos. During Jeremiah’s brief visit on earth, he experienced holding hands with Mom and Dad, hugs and kisses from his family, listening to music, and being held and rocked when able. He was loved by all who met him, was a strong and brave fighter, and will be greatly missed. Jeremiah passed gently into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Jeremiah is deeply loved and survived by his dad and mom; big brother, Emmett; sisters, Avery and Madilynn; his grandparents, Rich and Joy Schultz, Randy and Carolyn Parker; great-grandparents, Rich and Sharon Schultz; and many aunts and uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Alan and Sarah Curtis, Maynard Kota, Paul and Catherine Minarovic, Marilyn Parker; and great-uncle, Stephen Minarovic.
In lieu of flowers, we would be pleased to have you support their mission to help other families through Conquering CHD Michigan. Donations may be made through this link https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=BJDQ4KYH6B2KS or by writing a check to: Conquering CHD Michigan (Conquering CHD Michigan, PO Box 223, Alto, MI 49302).
A public visitation is being offered for all those who supported Jeremiah and his family. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 2-5 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf, 6651 Scott St. , Allendale, MI 49401.
- Leslie Mitchell Jenerou
- Emily Sullivan