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Jacob Sidney Willette

October 15, 1997 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 26) 26 Years Old

Jacob Willette Obituary

Willette, Jacob

Brighton, MI

His Legacy… Jacob Sidney Willette, 26, passed away on December 2, 2023. He was born on October 15, 1997, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to John Willette and Karen (Smith) Willette. He is remembered as a kind, gentle, and loving soul with genuine compassion for everyone he met. Jake was an avid reader and relished learning new skills. He enjoyed writing electronic music, fixing up electronics, and learning how to program. Jake wanted sincerely to share with others the faith he rediscovered and cherished. Above all, he loved every moment with his family and friends, especially those with his daughter, Sydney-Joy Willette. 

His Family… Jacob will be missed by his parents, John and Karen Willette; his daughter, Sydney-Joy Willette; siblings, Nick (Bethany) Willette, Katie (Jeff) Shepherd, Kristie (Ben) Eckenwiler, Mike (Emily) Willette, Johnny Willette; grandparents, Maynard Smith, Jeanne Willette; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy Jean Smith, James Willette, Jeannie Willette-Turco and Lewis Turco.

His Farewell… Jacob’s family and friends will gather Thursday, December 7, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Friday, December 8, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM (rosary at 6:00 PM) at Borek Jennings Funeral Homes, Hamburg, Michigan. His mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, December 9, at 10:30 AM (9:30AM gathering) at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton, Michigan.  Father Mathias Thelen will serve as celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation.  Please leave a message of comfort for Jacob’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday
December 7, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
December 8, 2023

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
December 8, 2023

6:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
December 9, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church Brighton
711 Rickett Rd
Brighton, MI 48116

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
December 9, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church Brighton
711 Rickett Rd
Brighton, MI 48116

Burial
Saturday
December 9, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Cemetery (Brighton, Michigan)
9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Luncheon
Saturday
December 9, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church
9565 Musch Rd. (at Winans Lake Rd.)
Brighton, MI 48116

Donations

To the family for future designation

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