Cayden J. Sellers

Our precious gift Cayden, age seven, of Grand Ledge, went to be with Jesus on February 12, 2011.  He was born November 21, 2003 in Lansing.

Cayden loved to play football and soccer and loved to play with his twin brothers, Michael and Matthew.  Cayden was full of energy and life and had a contagious smile that would light up a room. He will be remembered as loving and thoughtful. One of his favorite things was to make heartfelt, handmade notes for his family. Cayden had a silly, lighthearted personality and loved making people laugh; his caring ways endeared him to all who knew him.

He is survived by parents James William Sellers, III and Shannon Marie Sellers; brothers, Michael, Matthew, and Josh; maternal grandparents, Gregory and Debra Knefel; maternal great-grandfather, Charles Burton; paternal grandparents, Keith and Jill Zais; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and treasured friends. He was loved by us all and will be missed by many.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI 48933. A pre-service visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the Grand Ledge Baptist Church, 1120 West Willow Highway, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. A funeral service celebrating the life of Cayden Joseph Sellers will follow at 11:00 a.m. There will be a luncheon following.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sellers family. Donations may be sent to the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI 48933.

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Stu Alderman
February 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My sympathy is with you and your family during this difficult time! Please take care of yourself!!!


Sarae Fraker Maccubbin
February 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Our thoughts and prayers be with you and your family during this difficult and sad time. We pray for comfort and love from our Heavenly Father for you especially. We thank you Lord for being with this family.

Bruce Ross
February 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm


On behalf of the Ross Family I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Our heartfelt deepest sympathies is with you and your family.
Take care of youself!! I am there for you!!

Bruce Ross & Family

Theresa Trimilove
February 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

You are in my thoughts and prayers Cayden; may the Lord comfort you with his love and help your family through this difficult time as they mourn your loss. God Bless…

Lisa Soulliere
February 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Dear Shannon and family,
I feel compelled to write to you…even though we formally do not know each other. My name is Lisa; my family and I are the adoptive family of Dakota. We wanted to tell you how very sorry we are, for your loss. I have carried you close in my heart since and feel as though we have this connection ~ if only through a furry pup. When I look at Dakota, I know during his time with your family, he was able to bring happiness to Cayden ~ we feel blessed to have him and know that Dakota is the warm and loving puppy because of the love and attention given by your family.

Please know that we lift you up in our prayers; we wish for you, peace, strength, and love during this most difficult time.

Lisa, Duane, Kory,and Max Soulliere

Larry & Diana Aumen & Children
February 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Jamie, How do you put into words the love, grief and sorrow we share at this moment with you! You can’t, all we can do is TRUST the mighty hand of God and BELIEVE that He WILL be faithful to see you through this very difficult time! Jamie, our hearts go out to you and your family and we are VERY sorry for your loss. While at the same time, we all know this Beautiful, Precious soul was Heavens gain!!! We love you and will keep you close in prayer.

Art Serafinski & Family
February 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in the Lord. Also know that your MRPA family is there for you.


Phil Castonia
February 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Shannon and Boys,

I was deeply saddened when I learned about Cayden’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time, please let me know if I can help in any way.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike Zuziak
February 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Shannon – Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
May God give you the strength and courage you need during this
difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Marcia

Marsha Leighty
February 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

My sympathy and prayers go out to both of you and your families in the loss of your son, Cayden. May he rest in peace, and may you all rest in the knowledge that he is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Though you are dealing with the grief and sorrow that accompanies loss, you will come to appreciate that the Lord has taken Cayden into His care and will keep him safe until you are reunited when the Lord calls each of you home. Heaven is a better place because it has been blessed with your precious son, Cayden. God bless you all in the coming days, weeks, months, and always.

Maureen Carter
February 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Shannon and family,
I am praying that you will find yourselves surrounded and uplifted by the love, support and comfort of family and friends and that peace and healing will find its way to you through all the lives your beloved Cayden touched.

The Bartletts
February 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss, we are praying for you and thinking about you all. Cayden was such a great friend to Brayden and we will miss him so much.

Your Neighbors,
The Bartletts

Peggy Allen
February 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

My heart goes out to your family during this time. I will miss seeing his precious face at school but know he is good hands. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there is anything you need.

Sharri Forbes
February 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son, Cayden. All of us at SoccerZone wish to extend our deepest sympathy to your family at this incredibly difficult time. Cayden was truly a special little person, and will be missed by all who he touched in this life.
May you find strength in each other, and comfort in all the precious memories you have of your beautiful son.

February 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm

With the help of our Lord Jesus I am sending heart tugging condolence’s for Cayden’s parents “James and Shannon” and his brothers. Yes, Cayden has a smile that lights up his personality and the space around him, supported by his large brown eyes. How I know this is because, I was his school bus driver ( Mr. Mike ) for the 2009-2010 shool year at Holbrook Elementary, Grand Ledge. Always polite and set good examples for the other children on the bus. Being a bus driver, I always wish that I could somehow follow my students through the years and watch them become their full greatness. Cayden has left his mark in my memory, and I know he is standing at the Right Hand of God watching over us all. Thanks be to GOD.

Rebecca & Madison Rau
February 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. Cayden was a sweetheart as is your other boys Michael and Matthew. We will keep your family in our prayers and thoughts. I will miss seeing him play soccer everyday at school.

Michael Karmann
February 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

To the Sellers family and extended family I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to you on the going home of young Cayden. On behalf of myself and Honeywell I want you to know we are thinking about you and praying for you. May the life that Cayden lived continue to be a testimony of Christ to all who knew him. May our great God and Savior Jesus Christ extend his grace, mercy, and peace to you even now. Michael C Karmann

Sheri Campeau
February 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

We will be praying for you and your family. Our hearts are broken for your loss. Cayden was a precious boy!

Roger and Missy Roy
February 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Jamie and Shannon,

We were saddened to hear about Cayden. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Please call on us if you need anything now or in the future.

Missy and Roger

James Anderson.GptMs.
February 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm


Kristin Cox
February 14, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I can not even find the words to express my sadness for you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your precious son, Cayden.
Please know that myself and my entire family are praying for all of you during the coming days and months. I know Cayden is in the best place he can possibly be, but I know the depth of a mother’s love, and I am holding you close to my heart today and always….

Kristin, John, Tessa, Nate, and Ben Cox

Bill Babcock
February 15, 2011 at 9:14 am

Your family is in our prayers during this most difficult time. I wish there were words to help comfort your family. I pray for you.

Marilyn Troshak
February 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

Shannon and family, the only thing I understand with a tragic loss like this one is that God is by your side to comfort you and guide you through each day. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Love, Denny and Marilyn

Sherry Rieves
February 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

Dear Sellers family,
My heart breaks for you , I can not even fathom the depths of your sorrow. Please know that my family and I are lifting you up in prayer.
I pray that God will hold each one of you in His arms and comfort you.

~Sherry Rieves
& Family

Julie Howard
February 15, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I have never met your family, but as a Delta Center Parent, I wanted to extend my sympathy to you. I’m so sorry for your loss. Our family will be praying for you. May God surround you and comfort you.

Sun Products Employees
February 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

All of us at work are without words over the loss of one of Gods precious gifts. Your family is in all our prayers. Only the love of God can comfort you at these times.

Joe Mayhew(Co-Worker of Keith)
February 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

The Sun Products Corporation employees are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Cayden. Cayden and his entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please, if theres anything we can do, let us know. May God Bless You All!

Nic & Shelly Schneider
February 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm

The Sellers Family,
Our family prays for you in this time of sorrow. We rember the enegery he had with riding the 4 wheeler around the yard during the summer time and jumping off the driveway. We are grateful that he has blessed us with fun memories.

Aunt Genny & Mr. Gary
February 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Our hearts are broken along with your hearts..May our Lord truly comfort all of you in a special way and give His peace that passeth all understanding. Cayden is walking the streets of gold!!!! Praise the Lord.. God bless you!!!

Rick & Sommer Celmer & Children
February 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm

We are praying that God wraps you in His comforting arms. We love you all and are praying for you.

Derrick and Becca Hiatt
February 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

We are praying for strength and comfort for your family during this time. My heart breaks for you all, I hope you all find peace in knowing that Cayden is in the presence of our Lord and he is running and playing in Heaven. God bless!

Rob & Nicole Lamarre
February 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

Jamie and family, our prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss. -Rob, Nicole, Kaytlin, Nathan, and Parker

Bob al;exander
February 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

Praying for you shannon and jamie and all.

Edgardo Perez
February 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm

No words to express my sorrow. Praying for you Jamie for your little baby boy and for all your family! RIP Cayden!

Ron & Michelle Davis and Family
February 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Shannon and Boys,
Our family is deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the Lord and support from your family and friends during these difficult times. Please let me know if you should need anything.

God Bless you,

DeeAnn Overton
February 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I only met you last night, but my heart has been heavy since our conversation. I am so sorry for your loss and pray that, in time, you will find peace. Cherish his memory and may the love of your family help you heal.

Rick and Marlen Hall and Family
February 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Jamie and Shannon –

Please know that we are praying for you and grieving with you. We know that Cayden was deeply loved and will be deeply missed. We cannot imagine the deep sorrow you feel, but know that God will greatly comfort you as you draw near to Him.

Rick, Marlen, Cody, Kari and Noah Hall

Jill Rycus
February 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

My heart is breaking for your loss. We will miss Cayden at Delta Center but will take good care of Matthew and Michael. I am praying for all of you.

Mrs. Rycus

Hayden, Brody, Bryce, and Owen Boucher
February 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

Our deepest sympathy to you, Michael, Matthew, and the rest of the family. Our every thought and prayer are with you as you mourn your loss. Our hearts are heavy. We will miss Cayden.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Bryan Farmer and Family
February 17, 2011 at 11:09 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you more than once a day. In this tough time have trust in God and may you have comfort with each other. We will continue to pray.

February 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm


Mike McDonald and Family
February 18, 2011 at 10:47 am


Please accept our thoughts of such sorrow for your loss. Your extended family of friends all over the State have you in our thoughts and prayers. You are a wonderful person and we cannot say that often enough . Please take care.

Jill M. Zais
February 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm

How we love our little buddy. We will see him again one day in Heaven. Until then, Cayden, we will keep you and your precious eyes in our hearts. Love, Mom Mom and Pop Pop

Neighbor in Andover, MA
March 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

As the snow begins to thaw from a long, snowy winter, this morning I was walking through our backyard, just north of Boston, Massachusetts. I came across a picture of a beautiful little boy, attached to a blue balloon. The message, “In loving Memory of Cayden J Sellers” inscribed by hand on the back. Your message reaches long and far, as a reflection of your love. Please accept heartfelt sympathy from Massachusetts. We will carry Cayden in our prayers.

Jill Zais
March 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

To The Neighbor in Andover, MA, Thanks for letting us know this. As we watched the many balloons float away, we wondered where they would land. I am happy that one landed in your yard. 🙂

Heidi in FL
April 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You met with my mom last night when you were both attending a counseling session. This is so tragic and frustrating to think that medical care was not provided in a more thorough way. My heart goes out to you and your family.


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