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Jonathan Westcott

Jonathan J. Westcott passed away at the age of 24 on August 3, 2019.  Jonny entered this world a firecracker on July 4, 1995, the son of Jay Westcott and Theresa Royce. He is survived by his mother, his step-father, Ryan Bergler, his sisters Loretta Westcott and Ellen Bergler, his brothers Romell Westcott, Luther Westcott and Solomon Bergler, his Grandpa, Rick Westcott, his Nana and Grandpapa, Mary and Mark Royce, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Jonny was preceded in death by his father, his Grandma, Linda Westcott, and Aunt Monica Royce.

As the rowdy oldest brother in a big family, Jonny was the master of the chaos.  Many family stories begin with “Remember that time Jonny…”. He broke furniture and bones, lost teeth, had a lot of bad ideas, and made life more fun for everyone he knew.  In high school he brought this to the football field, earning all-conference honors at defensive end with the Manchester Flying Dutchmen, making up for his lack of size in the position with speed, strength, smarts, and intensity.  Jonny graduated from Manchester High School, class of 2013, and attended Washtenaw Community College, where he took courses in pursuit of a career in the field of technology.

He was passionate and curious about the world, and spent endless hours as a self-taught student of psychology, politics, and society.  If you spent time with him, you would learn something you didn’t know. He loved comedy and music and went to more than 20 concerts with his siblings this year. Jonny was honest, charming, funny, and brilliant. Our lives will be forever enriched for knowing and loving him.

The family will receive friends Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. Jonny will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Faith in Action.


0 #7 Helena Zink 2019-09-07 03:14
I am so sorry! I pray for God to bring you comfort!! You are in my thoughts and my prayers!
0 #6 William Pinard 2019-09-06 20:38
Such an enormous life via this wonderful young man...we have early memories of him bouncing around his nana & papa's house...& hearing of his endeavors via the nana who loves him so entirely. We wish we could do more than express our sorrow with you Theresa & crew. Our prayers & thoughts always. bill & barb
0 #5 Amy Sobieralski/Doan 2019-09-06 19:54
So sorry to hear of this huge loss. Johny was a welcome soul at our home and always polite and joy to have over. All three of my boys thought of him as a friend and someone they could talk to. Thoughts of your pain are heavy and I will lift you all in prayers.
0 #4 Mike Popovich 2019-09-06 15:06
There aren’t enough adequate words to express the heartache we feel. We are there in spirit and send our deepest love and support to you all. Mike & Michelle
+1 #3 Wanda DiFonzo 2019-09-06 02:14
So sorry for your loss.

Wanda DiFonzo
0 #2 Bobbie Hale Doolin 2019-09-06 00:11
So sorry to hear of this sending prayers and love to the family......
0 #1 Amy Johnston 2019-09-05 23:23
I'm so sorry. Johnny was wonderfully bananas and I always appreciated his original existence at Honey Creek. All my love to the family and everyone who cared about Johnny.

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