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Jeanette Dezess

May 29, 1934 - Dec 06, 2023

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Battle Creek, MI

Jeanette Marie Dezess, 89, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023. She was born May 29, 1934 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Gaylord and Velma Horton. Jeanette married Vern Dezess on July 26, 1980. Vern preceded her in death in 2010. Jeanette worked hard and was always on the go. She loved to find deals at garage sales and even hosted her own. She enjoyed doing word searches, camping, and spending time with her family. Jeanette will truly be missed by all who knew and loved...Read More

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Frederick Gustav Schroeder

Sep 24, 1960 - Feb 20, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

Frederick Gustav Schroeder, 63, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. He was born on September 24, 1960, to Marjorie Lella and Raymond Schroeder in Battle Creek, MI. He graduated from Harper Creek High School in 1978. Fred started working at Tenneco (Walker), May 4, 1987, as a Welder and after 34 years, he retired on November 14, 2021. Fred was an avid bowler and NASCAR fan; he may have been the biggest NASCAR fan ever! Fred was survived by his nephews, Raymond (Kim) Schroeder of Elizabeth Town, KY, Patrick (Monica) Schroeder of Battle Creek, MI; and niece, Laura (Mark) Segorski of Kansas City, MO; great nephew, Cory Schroeder and great niece, Sarah Cole. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry (Roxy) Schroeder; wife, Margo Schroeder and daughter, Marie Lynn Schroeder. A celebration of life for Fred will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Battle Creek Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 299, 19757 Capital Avenue NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017 at 3:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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Peggy Jackson

Dec 17, 1943 - Feb 22, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

Peggy Jackson was welcomed into her heavenly home on February 22, 2024. She was born in Richmond, Indiana on December 17, 1943 (per the birth certificate), to Guy E. Jackson and Martha Jackson (Potter). Peggy graduated from Richmond Senior High School and after graduation married John Dudley Satterfield II. From their union they have five children, Fawn Satterfield, John Dudley Satterfield III (Mattie), Alfred E Satterfield, SR. (Samara), Yolanda Satterfield Tucker (Marlo), Malcolm Eldridge Satterfield (Kelly). After living in Richmond, Indiana for a number of years she moved to Battle Creek, Michigan were she received an associate’s degree in nursing from Kellogg Community College and was awarded the most outstanding nursing student. She became an RN (registered nurse) and was employed by Leila Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan where she worked for a number of years as nursing supervisor in oncology. Peggy transitioned from Leila hospital to work for the State of Michigan at the Michigan Commission for the Blind as the nursing manager until she retired. Outside of her professional endeavors, Peggy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She cherished her role as a mother, always emphasizing the importance of education, love and compassion. She created a nurturing and loving home for her family, where values of integrity, kindness, and resilience were instilled. Peggy loved serving the Lord and attending church, she was a member of the Original Church of God that started on Page street, which moved to Urbandale and became the Urbandale Original Church Of God and subsequently relocated and became Maranatha Original Church Of God. Her church membership changed to Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where she remained a member at the time of her death. In church she served as the head of the nursing guild and conducted many health seminars and was also a member of the praise team and choir. The love of playing softball was one of her favorite activities. Also, in her free time, she enjoyed tending to her beautiful yard, she had a passion for flowers and took great joy in cultivating an array of colorful blooms. Peggy’s artistic side extended to her love of painting, as she found solace and meaning in creative expression. She loved caring for her dogs Gracie and Mercy but her passion was spending time and investing in her children and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Fawn; and siblings she held close to her heart. She is survived by her beloved children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Maranatha Original Church of God, 400 Waubascon Road, Battle Creek, MI 49037, on Saturday March 2, 2024 at 11:00 am. Flowers can be delivered to the church at 9:00 am. Pastor Leon Coleman III of First Salem Missionary Baptist Church will officiate the service and Pastor Malcolm Satterfield will deliver the eulogy. Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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Joseph Jacob Ray

Aug 30, 1976 - Feb 24, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

Joseph Jacob Ray was born on August 30, 1976 in Detroit, MI and passed away on February 24, 2024. He is survived by his partner of 19 years, Heather Jex; daughter, Allison; parents, Joseph and Carol Roy; and sister, Rachel (Roy) Hamilton. A celebration of life will be held in the springtime at Eagle Lake, his favorite place to fish and enjoy the outdoors. Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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James Lee Thompson

Dec 24, 1947 - Feb 24, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

James Lee Thompson, 76, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at home. He was born on December 24, 1947, the son of Carl Walter Thompson and Betty E. (Claxton) Thompson. Jim graduated from Battle Creek Central High School with the Class of 1965. After high school, he served in the United States Army, earning himself an honorable discharge. He married the love of his life, Mary Dunham and the two spent the remaining years together until his passing. Jim worked 30 years at General Motors before his retirement and was a previous member of the Battle Creek Motorcycle Club. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Thompson; sons, Jeffery (Susan) Thompson, Kyle (Sandy) Hill; 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; siblings, Harold (Clare) Thompson, Shirley (William) Furgason, Thomas (Sally) Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jodi Lynn Thompson and first wife, Georgia Thompson. Jim was an avid golfer and loved to spend hours on the course. He enjoyed motorcycles and rode whenever and wherever he could. He enjoyed keeping himself busy, tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent time bow hunting through the years. Visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Funeral services will follow on Friday, also at the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service on Friday, March 1, 2024 starting at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Day Cemetery in Ross Township, Michigan. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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Edward Michael McBride

May 25, 1962 - Feb 15, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Edward Michael McBride passed away peacefully at home. Edward was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 25, 1962. He was the only son of Carole and Charles McBride. He attended Harper Creek Schools. Ed joined the Army after high school. The Army took him to various places. He lived in Tennessee for a while in his younger adult years, moved back to Michigan for a little bit, and then moved to Texas where he worked in the oil fields. Eventually he found his way back to Battle Creek, Michigan, where he lived permanently until his passing. Ed spent the last couple years being a security officer for a couple local businesses. He enjoyed that job greatly. Edward was a one-of-a-kind soul, who loved life and did things in his own Edward way. Ed was a huge fan of Detroit Lions football and loved coming to Larry and Jaime’s house on Sundays to watch the game and eat dinner. Ed loved a good home-cooked meal especially biscuits and gravy. He loved kids, he was a bus driver for a few years for Battle Creek Public Schools and Pennfield Schools. He loved driving his Minis. He loved animals, but specifically dogs. He had a soft spot for dogs. He especially loved his dog, Morgana, and Larry & Jaime’s dog Chi-Chi. He rescued Chi-Chi and they had a forever special bond. Ed loved music and loved to sing! If he knew the song, he would be singing right along. He loved watching movies, and his Netflix shows. Ed loved his family and close friends. He loved spending time together; playing cards, kicking back, and having a few drinks. Edward was a good guy who if he loved you, he would do anything within his means to help you. He will be greatly missed. Edward is survived by his beloved mother, Carole McBride, whom he loved dearly; sisters, Cynthia Campbell and Barbara Bookmyer; nephews, Steven Campbell, Brody Fox, and Kaleb Fox; nieces, Madison Fox, and Gabrielle Bookmyer; adopted family, Larry and Jaime Burrett & kids, and friends. Ed was preceded in death by his father, Charles McBride. Edward wouldn’t have wanted a traditional funeral. There are no funeral arrangements being made, but instead the family will be holding a celebration of life at Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Please come celebrate Ed’s life. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send a donation in Ed’s honor to Calhoun County Animal Center at 165 S. Union Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014. Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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Deborah Lynn Sheehy

Jul 03, 1953 - Feb 14, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

Deborah "Debbie" Lynn Sheehy, 70, of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 surrounded by all who loved her. Debbie was born on Friday, July, 3, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of Calvin Orville Persinger and Eunice Merle Meadows. Shortly after graduation, Debbie moved to Michigan and married Herbert "Mack" Blain. Debbie and Mack had three children together, Herbert Blain, Richie Blain and Misti Blain. Debbie and Mack eventually separated and Debbie married Michael Sheehy and spent 18 wonderful years together until he passed away in 2012. Debbie is survived by her former husband, Herbert "Mack" Blain; children, Herbert Blain, Misti Blain both of Battle Creek, MI and Richie Blain of Delton, MI; siblings, Sandra Carolyn Cole aka "Sister", Robert Eugene Persinger; grandchildren, Alexis Blain, Tiffany Evans, Calvin and Sienna; great grandchildren, Anya, Athena, Aria, Aura and Royce. Debbie is preceded in death by her parents, Calvin Orville Persinger and Eunice Merle Meadow; late husband, Michael Sheehy; siblings, Clarence Randall Persinger, Roger Dale Persinger aka "Jug Head". Debbie retired from being a nurse aide, but don't let that fool you she didn't like to stick to just one job. She also enjoyed working in restaurants, factories and doing housekeeping as well. Debbie did not like to sit still and was always doing something. She enjoyed hanging out with friends and family, having a good time, fishing, camping, karaoke, NASCAR and watching the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. Debbie also enjoyed going to church and sipping on her sweet tea on those long hot summer days. There wasn't a moment that passed that Debbie wasn't trying to make someone smile. She was also very close to her sister, Sandy and her brother, Jug Head, but Debbie truly loved all of her siblings and talked with them daily. The children would like to thank Anica "AJ" Jones nurse aid through Centrica Care Hospice for the care that she provided to their mother in her time of need. Debbie loved to pick on AJ and give her a hard time and could sometimes be difficult to care for, but AJ never let her give up. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, MI, for a celebration of life with Pastor Aubrey Porter officiating. When I am gone, release me- let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You must not tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you love, you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you have shown, but now it is time I travel alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust, it is only for a while that we must part so bless those memories within your heart. I will not be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near and if you listen with your heart, you will hear all of my love around you, so soft and clear. Then when you must come this way alone, I will greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home". Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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Martin James Thornburg

Aug 03, 1959 - Feb 13, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

Martin "Flogger" James Thornburg, 64, of Athens, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. He was born on August 3, 1959, the son of James Richard Thornburg and Glenna Stella (Riley) Thornburg. Marty graduated from Athens High School with the Class of 1977. After high school he worked for Henkels Market and Vaughn Trucking, retired after 26 years from Denso Manufacturing and worked part time at Athens Auto Supply after retirement. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ann French in 1981 and the two have spent the remaining 42 years together. Martin is survived by his wife, Patricia (French) Thornburg; daughter, Melissa (Eric) Norris; brother, Arthur Thornburg; sister, Julie (PJ) Kitchen and brother-in-law, David (Wendy) French. He was preceded in death by his father, James Richard Thornburg. Marty was a car enthusiast and enjoyed attending car shows and going to the races with his brother, Art. He liked hunting, fishing and playing softball and football. Marty could socialize with anyone around him and loved to help out those in need. Marty loved his family and always made sure they had what they needed and were taken care of. He will truly be missed by all those that knew and loved him. A memorial service is currently being planned and dates are pending. Memorials may be made to the MECWARF VFW Post 5319, 120 Veterans Drive, Athens, MI 49011. Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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James Earl Jones

Feb 13, 1943 - Feb 14, 2024

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null, MI

In loving memory of James Earl Jones "Pappy Jones", son of the late Reverend James and Lelia Mae Jones, long-time residents of Battle Creek, Michigan, was born on February 13, 1943 and went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2024. James attended Battle Creek Public School System. He was later married to Norma Jean Williams which produced his only son, Edwin Jones. James enjoyed fishing, playing Dominoes, cards, and spending time with family and friends. His laughter and joyful personality captured his loving spirit. James will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. James was preceded in death by his sister, Flora Jones; brother, Willie Jones; and nephew, Robert Jones. James leaves behind with cherished memories his son, Edwin Jones; 10 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Ethel L. Jones of Battle Creek, Michigan, Lelia "Dee" (Melvin) Hunt of Stockbridge, Georgia, Mary Fisher of Texas; brothers, James L. (Gwendolyn Kay) Jones of Atlanta, Georgia, Alfred L. (Starling) Jones of Battle Creek, Michigan; aunt, China Lee Phipps of Detroit, Michigan and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends! Family Hour will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service with the celebration of life service to follow at 2:00 pm Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 269-788-9800.

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Susan Lee Hayes

Sep 10, 1962 - Feb 02, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

Susan Lee Hayes, born on September 10, 1962, passed away on February 2, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and compassion. She dedicated her life to caring for others, including her cherished dogs, volunteering at animal shelters, nurturing her beloved plants, and soaking up the sun during her boating adventures. Susan found immense joy in being a loving mother to her three daughters: Heather, Sarah, and Brittany. Her humor and boundless love touched the hearts of all who knew her. Susan had a lifelong passion for work, marked by dedication and service. From a young age, she embarked on a career path fueled by her love for helping others and her thirst for knowledge. Throughout her professional journey, Susan held various roles, each reflecting her commitment to making a difference. She started at Bronson Battle Creek, formerly Battle Creek Health System, in October 2000, and continued to serve in roles at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Susan’s work ethic, coupled with her genuine desire to meet new people and make meaningful contributions, made her a beloved and respected colleague. She was always eager to learn more and to make a positive impact in every role she undertook. Though she may be gone, her spirit lives on in the love and kindness she left behind. The world will never be the same without her infectious laugh, her warm hugs, and the delightful experience of seeing her dancing in the kitchen. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Sunday, March 3, from 1-4PM at Squirrel Hollow Golf Course, 12111 Helmer Rd S, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 269-788-9800. www.baxterfuneral.com

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Ann Lawson

May 14, 1943 - Feb 07, 2024

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Battle Creek, MI

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother, Ann Lawson. Ann passed away on February 7, 2024 after battling a long illness. Ann was born on May 14, 1943 to Alice and Adelbert Bisel. She grew up in Nashville, Michigan where she enjoyed playing the piano, spending time outdoors, riding her horse and playing with her dog and cat. Ann worked as a Beautician before she settled down. She married James Lawson on May 16, 1964. Together they had 6 children. Ann devoted the rest of her life to her family. She was loving, patient, nurturing, gentle, charitable and forgiving. She loved animals, especially horses and cats. She had several cats throughout her life. They brought her so much joy and she doted on them all the time. Ann was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Through the church she served in the Young Women's Organization and worked as an Emergency Preparedness Advisor. Ann had an unwavering testimony of Jesus Christ. She relied on her faith to get her through the trials and tribulations in life. Ann spent her life caring for others. As a teenager, she helped care for her own ailing mother. She was a devoted wife and mother and her main concern was always for others. Ann was full of encouragement, grace, kindness and generosity. Ann spent her golden years surrounded by family. She enjoyed card games and Scrabble, loved to read books, listen to music and have movie night with her grandchildren. She is deeply loved by many and will be dearly missed. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Adelbert Bisel and husband, James Kenneth Lawson. She leaves behind her favorite uncle, Vance Cheeseman; sons, John Lawson, Scott Lawson, Colin Lawson; daughters, Rachel (Gordan) McCowey, Hannah (Michael) McCouch, Sarah Jordan; grandchildren, Justin Henderson, Brandon Lawson, Kiera Lawson, John Lawson Jr., Jacob Haley, Niko Haley and Ashley McCouch. She also leaved behind her beloved cat, Esma. The family would like to thank Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E., Bronson Battle Creek Hospital 3rd Floor Staff and Select Specialty Hospital Staff for their excellent care for our mother during her final months. Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service and we would like to thank them as well. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made and appreciated to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan.

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