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Jonathan Joseph McKibben, 35, died at his Decatur home on October 7, 2017.
He was a devoted son, brother and uncle. Jonathan had a loving heart, especially toward the special needs population and he loved the Lord. He was artistic, comical and quick-witted. Jonathan struggled with mental illness for much of his life and thankfully, Jonathan is finally at peace.
He is survived by his mother, Miriam McKibben, biological father and wife, Joseph and Marcia McKibben, adoptive father Larry Lentol, sister and brother-in-law, Kelley and Wallace Hardin, beloved nephew and niece, Matthew and Lillarose Hardin, grandmother, Barbara Green and his very supportive friend, James Willett.
The family will be having a private celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to NAMI at www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Donate and Atlanta Mission at atlantamission.org/ways-to-give/
Messages of condolence may be sent to Georgia Cremation 3570 Buford Highway, Suite 202, Duluth, Georgia 30096 (678)584-0914 or www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
Barbara McCorkle says
Miriam, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in touch, but have thought of you often. You are certainly in my thoughts now.
Connie & Don Dickerson says
So sorry to learn of this news Kelley Sue. Our hearts go out to you and your family. I know he will be miss very much. May he rest in peace.
Sherry Habif says
Sending love, prayers, and deep condolences & sincere sympathies on Jonathan’s passing.
May his life & memory be for a blessing. Love, Sherry Habif
Sheila Thompson says
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of our days together. You were always a blessing. May the memories of happy times bring you comfort .
deanie Waldrop says
Please know that we are grieving too in the loss of your fine son. His sweet spirit was evident
from the moment I met him. May the Lord comfort and fill your heart with His peace during
this time of grief and great loss.
Deanie Waldrop for the family
Lynn Sellars says
Dear Kellie, Miriam and family, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of the loss of your sweet Jonathon. May you find peace and comfort in God’s love and the love of your many friends. Our hearts hurt for you but know that you will be with him again. He is now at rest. Love you all, Lynn Sellars
Lisa A Schwartz says
Jonathan Joseph, my younger cousin by 10 years. I remember playing together and laughing with sisters when he was just a boy. I remember him spying a Blue Spruce in our Indiana backyard and proclaiming in surprise, “It’s Blue!” in his small, yet husky, Southern drawl.
Red headed and flame eyed, he was, and still is, a Beacon in our Hearts.
Thank you, Cousin Kelley for choosing to make the life of your brother about important causes like mental illness (NAMI) and Homelessness.