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Pacifique "Paci" Nzaronka

January 1, 2005 July 14, 2019
Pacifique "Paci" Nzaronka
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Pacifique “Paci” Nzaronka was born January 1, 2005 in the Democratic Republic of Congo to parents Innocent Mahirgwe and Aimee Nyamahoro. His sisters were Jolie Nyiwaninka, Merci Aimablee, and Grace Mutoni. He has been welcomed by many families in his life. He spent years in Nairobi, Kenya with Gaston and Olive Munezero and eventually moved to Bailey, MI with current foster family Greg and Lorraine VanLoon. It was here where he eventually lost his long fight with cancer on July 14, 2019 at the age of 14. He is survived by his foster parents, affectionately referred to as Mom and Mr. Rocky, their children Chanda (Chad) Galvin, Vanessa (Ben) Knauf, and Kevin (Kelsy) VanLoon, Grandma Charlene Bonter, Grandma and Grandpa Joy and Carl VanLoon, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and many friends including special friend and caseworker Alicia Gass.

He was loved dearly by his family and community. He attended Ravenna Middle School and most recently completed the 7th grade as a five star student. He was passionate about his faith and actively involved in Ravenna Baptist Church youth group. Secondary only to his faith was his love for soccer. He strove to be the best in every way, whether winning championship games or encouraging his teammates to always do their best. He was a young man of strength and wisdom beyond his years that loved to laugh and spend time with those he loved.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Ravenna Baptist Church, 3186 Blackmer Road, Ravenna, MI 49451. A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 18 at 11am also at Ravenna Baptist Church. Paci will be buried at Seaman Cemetery on Canada Road, Bailey, MI.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by Fields-McKinley Funeral Home toward funeral and burial expenses.

Thank you to all who loved Paci so well. We will miss him dearly but we are thankful he is resting in the arms of his Heavenly Father.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jul

2:00 PM 7/17/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 7/17/2019 4:00:00 PM
Ravenna Baptist Church

3186 Blackmer Road
Ravenna, MI 49451

Ravenna Baptist Church
3186 Blackmer Road Ravenna 49451 MI
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

17

Jul

6:00 PM 7/17/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/17/2019 8:00:00 PM
Ravenna Baptist Church

3186 Blackmer Road
Ravenna, MI 49451

Ravenna Baptist Church
3186 Blackmer Road Ravenna 49451 MI
United States

Service

Thursday

18

Jul

11:00 AM 7/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ravenna Baptist Church

3186 Blackmer Road
Ravenna, MI 49451

Ravenna Baptist Church
3186 Blackmer Road Ravenna 49451 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Seaman Cemetery Final Resting Place

Bailey Rd & Canada Rd
Bailey, MI 49303

Bailey Rd & Canada Rd Bailey 49303 MI
United States

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