The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 17, 2013

Jermaine M. Zirkle


Star Beacon

MADISON — Jermaine Marcus "Fresh" Zirkle, age 13, of Madison, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.

Born July 27, 1999, in Ashtabula, Ohio, he was the son of Melissa Zirkle and Marquette Rodgers.

He enjoyed video-gaming and his favorite game was Minecraft, of which he spent many hours and sleepless nights playing.

Jermaine enjoyed being at the beach and loved animals. He also loved soccer. He was a very kind and understanding person and had a big heart, big smile and amazing sense of humor. Jermaine was happy, brilliant and perfect.

He is survived by his mother, Melissa Zirkle of Madison; father, Marquette “Darnell” Rodgers of Ashtabula; brother, Quandrel Liggans of Madison; grandparents, David and Sue Zirkle of Springhill, Tenn., Peggy Herron and John Loving of Ashtabula and Loisteen Holmes and Roosevelt Rodgers of Ashtabula; uncle and best friend, Jonathan Loving of Ashtabula; uncles, Joshua “Josh” Zirkle and Jeremiah Zirkle, both of Springhill, Tenn.; aunts, Trisha Pollard of Canton, Felicia MacKnight of Painesville and Bianca Bruni of Erie, Pa.; and many cousins and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his aunt, Leesha Sue Zirkle.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 19th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 20th, at Cornerstone Friends Church, 2300 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio, with Pastor Mark Winner officiating. Final resting place will be at Madison Memorial Cemetery, Madison.

Contributions may be at any US Bank branch in the name of Jermaine Marcus Zirkle.

Arrangements by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Madison. Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.