Jonathan Kade Givens was born June 18, 1998 at Cleveland, Mississippi the son of Jonathan Givens and Kathryn (Parham) Givens. He passed away July 24, 2015 at Eminence, MO at the age of 17 years.
Kade was preceded in death by two uncles David Fortenberry of Cleveland, MS and Rocky Ferguson of Cleveland, MS; grandfather Lard Thompson of Eminence, MO; great grandmothers Helen Bidwell of Cleveland, MS and Jimmie Kathryn Mann of Merigold, MS; and great grandfather Alec Dubois of Cleveland, MS.
Kade is survived by his mother Kathryn Thompson and husband Eli of Eminence, MO; his father Jonathan Givens and wife Connie of Navarre, FL; grandparents Faye and Lee Parham of Marigold, MS, Sally Cooley of Mountain View, MO, Marilyn Givens of Cleveland, MS, Reed Givens and wife Gloria Fisher of Fairhope, AL, Darlene Eubanks of Cleveland, MS, and adopted grandparents Dr. David Napier and wife Janell of Eminence, MO; five brothers David Bastari and Cody Stewart both of Eminence, MO, Lance Givens, Caleb Givens, and Grey Givens all of Navarre, FL; two sisters, Peyton Givens of Navarre, FL and Olivia Basham of Eminence, MO; and a host of other family and friends.
Kade enjoyed spending time with the First Responders and hanging out at the Eminence Fire Department. Kade attended Eminence High School, and it was his dream to work with the First Responders and the Eminence Fire Department when he finished school. Kade was always incredibly bright, and even as a toddler he earned the name "Einstein" among family members. Kade loved hunting and fishing, and spending time in the outdoors with his friends and family. Kade loved music; he enjoyed listening to his music and playing his guitar.
Kade loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Kade had an incredible smile and laugh, and he had the ability to make others smile. He was caring and thoughtful, always looking out for others and making sure everyone was okay. Kade's friends remember him as someone who was so fun to be with; he always knew how to make the people around him laugh and feel better. Kade was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Boyle Baptist Church in Boyle, MS with Brother Clarence Edwards officiating.