Michael L. Davenport

Died: Wed., Jul. 17, 2013


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 21, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Jul. 22, 2013
Location: First Southern Baptist Church

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   Michael L. Davenport, 11, of Quincy, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (July 17, 2013) near Springfield, Illinois.

   Born December 21, 2001 in Litchfield, Illinois,  Michael was the son of Gerald Davenport and Rhonda  Gilliland Starman.

   Michael was a member of First Southen Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to Chaddock School where he was entering the sixth grade.  Michael loved trucks, working with power tools and tinkering, taking apart anything he could work with. He will be remembered for his good nature, always having a smile on his face and how he loved life.

   Survivors include his mother, Rhonda Starman (Randy) of Quincy; his father, Gerald Davenport (Judith) of Girard, IL; paternal grandparents, Joe and Donna Davenport of Girard, IL; maternal grandmother, Charmaine Starman of Quincy; three brothers, Kristofer Gilliland (Faith), Gerald Davenport and RanDale Starman; five sisters, Rebecca Gillespie (Jimmy), Kimberly Morton (Dan), Tiffany Frank (Gregory) , Tonya Atteberry (fiance', William Vuncker) and  Toni Atteberry (fiance', Adam Phillips);two nieces, RayLynn Starman and Kaytie Gillespie; four nephews, Michael Morton, Benjamin Kelley, James Gillespie and Dallas Gillespie; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

   Michael was preceded in death by a sister, Natasha Gilliland; his maternal grandfather, Jim Starman; and maternal grandparents, Edward and Wilma Gilliland.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:00 in First Southern Baptist Church by Pastor Tom Rains.  Burial will be in the Golden Memorial Gardens in Golden, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and Monday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at First Southern Baptist Church.

   Memorials may be made to the Michael Davenport Memorial Fund.

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Debbie Overfield
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
Praying for all of Michael's family & friends as you go through this loss. May the love of others and their support help you. May God give you strength and His peace. I remember Michael being so excited and talking about church. Take comfort in the fact that those who were already there showed him the way to cross over and complete his journey.

Wendy Reneau MacCue
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
I am so sorry for your Loss Jerry.....I know that we are not close as cousins but family is family and I would like you to know that we are thinking about you all at this horrible time....Love and peace to you all!! Wendy

Jessica Weddle
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss..you all are in my prayers and thoughts. He will always be remembered in our hearts..my prayers and condolances go out to Michael's family and friends..

Brandy Harvey
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
wow not sure there is anything I can say. I love him with all my heart. mikey has always been a good kid. Rhonda I know this has to be so hard on you and randy. please if there is anything I can do or if you just need someone to talk to I am here. I am so very sorry for the loss everyone who knew all of you must be going through. I will always love you all.

Frances Cooper
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss I didn't know Mikey but my granddaughter Paige did and she is hurting so much right now and she will miss him very much. All children are gods angels and I know he will be watching over everyone who loved him .once again so sorry for your loss.

janice smith
   Posted Sat July 20, 2013
Jerry and judy, i am so sorry for your loss. He was a very special little boy. Janice Smith and Nancy Whitakerr

Janenne Coleman
   Posted Sun July 21, 2013
I am praying for your entire family during this difficult time. I pray that the memories of the time you shared will continue to give you comfort.

Jerri Harris
   Posted Mon July 22, 2013
My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Michael and my nephew Tyrese were friends and they would play together at my sister's apartment. He will truly be missed.

Evelyn McDowell
   Posted Mon July 22, 2013
So sorry for your loss. No one should have to lose a child or a grandchild!!!
As a friend of Grandma Charmaine & Great Aunt Fern, I pray for your family in this time of such sorrow.

Bonnie Otken
   Posted Mon July 22, 2013
My sincerest condolences on the loss of Michael. He was truly a sweet young man. I had him and Gerald in vacation bible school one summer a few years ago.
Michael was a true pleasure to have in my class. God has a sweet angel in heaven now. My prayers are with the family. May you find strength in the Lord during the difficult time.

Rebecca Gillespie
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
Well it has been some time now and i still cant get over this he will always be missed and loved by all who knew him even if they didnt knpw him very long he just had a way of touching peoples hearts love him very much big sister

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