Shannon Michael Rake, age 45, passed away unexpectedly on July 13, 2020 in East Jordan.
He was born December 10, 1974 in Jackson Michigan to the late Mark Rake and the late Sheila Imel.
He is survived by his son Damien Blackburn of Illinois. His siblings Dawn Jackson of Auburn Hills, Mi, Faith (The late Michael) Walsh of Lansing Mi, JoAnna (Richard) McCoy of Gaylord Mi, Melinda (Michael) Ennik of East Jordan and Brenton (Rebecca) Rake of Grand Rapids Mi, his grandmother Nancy Imel of Midland Mi, and many many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents Eugene and Teresa (Hoogeveen) Rake, Marjorie(Nixon) Imel and John Imel.
The larger part of Shannon's life was a constant struggle. His faith in the Lord never wavered. He could recite many scripture by memory. Although faced with many challenges Shannon "Mike" received his GED and followed with his high school diploma. Then he went on to receive many certificates in multiple trades. Shannon's favorite pastimes include art, music, and technology. He loved tinkering making electronic gadgets with random parts from anything. As well as working on vehicles. He was an amazing artist in many forms. He enjoyed drawing eyes because he was fascinated by them. Most importantly he loved his mom unconditionally and was not afraid to say he was a mama's boy. Shannon will be missed.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3PM at the Harvest Barn Church, East Jordan, Michigan.
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