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Jonathan Michel

Jonathan Michel, the beloved son, father, and brother was suddenly called to his eternal resting place on July 26, 2022. He entered this world on April 21, 1979 in Longview, TX, born to Wren and Karen Michel.

Jonathan was a member of the Nazarene Church, but he spent the last several months attending Caney Creek Baptist Church. Jonathan enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially deep-sea fishing. He was kind to everyone he came in contact with.

"I have fought the good fight..." describes Jonathan's life as a whole. Following his accident four years ago, Jonathan was left in a wheelchair and non-verbal. However, his miraculous story from that accident allowed him to touch thousands of lives around the world. Now, he has "...finished the race..." He's no longer in a wheelchair, and he is walking, talking, and fishing with the Saints of old, and the disciples with Jesus.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Tressie (Theresa) Taylor Ward; grandfather Jack Owens; grandmother Martha Wren Michel; grandfather Billy Michel.

He is survived by his parents, Wren and Karen Michel; children, Hunter Brice Michel, Chloe Elizabeth Michel, Isabell Lauren Michel; sister Kay Wren Michel-Phillips; nephews Liam Wren Michel, Bryson Thomas Kent-Michel; niece Kaylee Noel Michel, and numerous, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm at Caney Creek Baptist Church.

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Prayers for all the family during this time. Comfort,peace, love, understanding, in the name of Jesus Christ!

Brad Clark Sep 6 2022 2:32 AM

Praying for you Karen and Wren.

Gerald Mhango Aug 28 2022 8:38 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss but what an incredible
life journey! God bless you all!

Larry Priest Aug 10 2022 9:48 AM

Karen and Wren, so many of us prayed Jonathan’s way through the accident and the long road to recovery, we feel like part of your family. We all lost someone very dear to us and we are heartbroken with you. I know you will cherish very good memory. I pray the painful ones will grow dim but that the good ones will never lose their brilliance. Please know that our prayers for you will continue as Jesus takes you by the hands and walks through this valley of the shadow of death with you. You are loved by Him and by us. David and Kaye Nixon

Dr. David F. Nixon, former Dallas District Superintendent Aug 7 2022 4:24 PM

Sorry for yall loss. I have missed hanging out with Jonathan. I will never forget the great times we had fishing,cleaning deer,trying to feed that baby alligator. He had.

Gary Laughery Aug 6 2022 10:15 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

Janis and Steven Jackson Aug 6 2022 6:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jonathan Michel

Laura, Allyson & Ava Aug 6 2022 6:12 PM

Thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Kittie Tryon Aug 6 2022 5:15 PM

Karen and Wren sending prayers for you for the loss of your precious son Jonathan.

Patricia Webb Aug 6 2022 4:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jonathan Michel

Debbie Burns Aug 6 2022 3:59 PM

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