Jeremiah J. Diaz

Age 20, passed away August 5, 2018.  He was born March 27, 1998, in Lansing, to Joshua and Annabel Diaz.  Jeremiah graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and attended college at Lansing Community College.  He completed his education with his EMT certification and worked at Mercy Ambulance and Deluca’s Restaurant.  Jeremiah enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He enjoyed being outside on Lansing’s River trail, longboarding, fishing, working out and taking his dog Charlie for walks.

Jeremiah is survived by:  his parents, Joshua and Annabel Diaz; grandparents, Jesus and Dolores Gonzalez, Jimmy and Ofilia Diaz; his brothers, Josue (Bailey) Diaz, Elijah Diaz; his nieces, Naomi and Nova Diaz; several uncles, aunts, cousins, great cousins, great, great cousins, and so many loving friends.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday. August 11, 2018, at Mt. Hope Church, 209 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  His family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society or Ele’s Place in memory of Jeremiah Diaz.

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Elizabeth Gray
August 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm

I was there the day you were born. I watched you grow up from a far. You have made so many people happy to know you and to be in your life., including my son, your cousin Julian. If you could take anything with you, take the feeling of all the love you have brought to so many people. To your family, I wish them peace knowing You lived your life with zest and by the example they set, you are an incredible young man.

August 8, 2018 at 11:19 pm

Thanks Elizabeth for the kind words during this difficult time.

Missy (Barkman) Walworth
August 8, 2018 at 11:27 am

I am so very sorry for your loss! I only met Jeremiah a couple of times, but he seemed like a great kid. Your family are in my prayers!

Annabel Diaz
August 8, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Thank you Missy for your prayers.

Danna Dixon
August 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Annabel-Dennis Palmer of Mercy informed us of the untimely passing of Jeremiah. We are so saddened by your loss. Jeremiah was an outstanding EMT, we know from personal experience. He was so good with treating my husband back in Nov. I can only extend my prayers for you and your family and pray that God will hold you close to His heart during this time and always.
Love & prayers-Mike & Danna Dixon

Amy Krycinski
August 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I never met the young man, I have met some of his family at the Grand Ledge Farmer’s Market, where I buy their food, and at their little Tex-Mex restaurant. My heart goes out to his girlfriend Danielle also. What a tragic loss. Nobody should ever have to bury a grandchild.

August 9, 2018 at 6:43 am

Thank you

The Weiss Family
August 8, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Diaz Family,

We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son, Jeremiah. Though we did not know him personally, your family was part of the Moose baseball team when your son Elijah played with our son, Foster. We send your family love and prayers through this unspeakably difficult time.

August 9, 2018 at 6:42 am

Thank you my Moose family!

Carrie Bond
August 8, 2018 at 11:17 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. We are part of the Moose team and Stone our son played with both your boys. Stone and Jeremiah were the same age. Your family is in our prayers. Love and hugs from The Bond family.

Geronimo Lerma III
August 8, 2018 at 11:21 pm

To the familia Diaz my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Words cannot express the sadness i feel for your family. May God give you the strength to move forward and know Jeremiah is watching over you.

Francisco n Lupita Martinez.
August 9, 2018 at 8:09 am

Receive our Deepest condolences to the Diaz n Gonzalez Familia we feel your Loss n are with you in Love n prayers for Johua n Annabel we know your parent from El Calvario Church.
(((((( Hugs ))))))
From Fracisco n Lupita .Martinez

Herbey & Juanita Garza
August 9, 2018 at 8:11 am

May the Lord send an angel to be with you to comfort and help you in your time of need.

Katie Lavallii
August 9, 2018 at 8:37 am

We are so sorry to hear about Jeremiah, what a sweet and funny young man… I can’t imagine what you are going through, but know that your family is in our prayers! Oakley was so sad to hear about Jeremiah. Praying for peace and comfort for you all at this time…
The Lavallii family (Moose family)

The Ostrander Family
August 9, 2018 at 8:41 am

Joshua, Annabel, Josue and Elijah,
The Ostrander family sends our deepest and most sincere condolences. We can not even begin to imagine what you are going through. We really enjoyed your family all throughout The Lyons years. Jeremiah was a great kid. May you find peace in knowing he is in heaven watching over your dear family. Many prayers for Danielle as she heals.
Much love and great memories,
The Ostrander Family
Tracy, Lisa, Morgan, Madison and Emmy

Hope Burchard
August 9, 2018 at 9:34 am

From the Burchard family,
My condolences go out to you all at this sad time. Jeremiah and my son Larry played football for a few years together. He was such a happy, disciplined, hard working great kid. He will truly be missed. RIP Jeremiah we all love you!

Rachael Hirschman
August 9, 2018 at 10:54 am

Josh, Annabel, Josue, Elijah, Ofilia, Jimmy, Jesus, Delores
There are no words humanly possible to heal the wound of loosing a child, grandchild, brother at way too young of an age. Jeremiah, Joshua, and Elijah were joys to have in class. I’m so thankful of the time I got to spend with each of them at Lyons over the years. I know how blessed they are to have such amazing examples in their lives from their parents and grandparents because you were all active and there. Jeremiah was that happy, at times shy and quiet, other times giggly and silly boy in my class who I loved to share time with. Your legacy of faith and loved lived through him as it does through Josue and Elijah. I’m so thankful that I’ve stayed in touch with you all and have gotten to hug your boys as they’ve grown into incredible young men of God. My heart aches for you. Continued prayers that God’s love is ever-present to each one of you and peace for Danielle as she begins to find healing through such loss. You are a beautiful family whose faith and love shines through.

August 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

Although we’ve only met in passing my family and I are truly sorry for your loss. To the family via Shea and Julio, this is Gwynne sister of Shea, I know how close all of your family is and we send our deepest condolences. Praying for blessings of peace to all of you.

Pr. Adrian Lioi, Margarita and Jeremias
August 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

We have so nice memories and time together at Bambi Lake with Jeremiah and your kids. We are very sorry for your great loss. We pray that our Lord’s counsel and strength will fill you and your whole family. We love you all.

Eloy and Jean Briones
August 9, 2018 at 1:58 pm

It was with great sadness that we learned of Jeremiah’s tragic passing. May the memories of Jeremiah and your faith in God help you in your time of grief. Our sincerest condolences to Joshua, Annabel, Jimmy, Ofilia and all the Diaz and Garza families, our love, our thoughts and our prayers are with you.

Dilien “dilly” Neff
August 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm

My condolences to all. I remember when he was brought in for his first haircut and every since then I watched him grow. I can not express enough how sad I was to hear what happened. May God bless you and keep you in his loving arms.

The Hanes Family
August 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm

No words can express our sympathy for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Storm
August 9, 2018 at 8:48 pm

Dear Joshua, Annabel, Josue, and Elijah, I was stunned and deeply saddened to hear about Jeremiah. It was such an honor & privilege to work with him, you as parents, & your children when I was a teacher.My prayers are with you all. May God wrap you all in His loving arms, May He give you strength and healing.
Keith Storm

Mercy Family
August 9, 2018 at 9:25 pm

On behalf of Mercy Ambulance Service and our great team of associates we offer our deepest sympathy to the entire Diaz family. It grieves us to think that one of our very own has fallen to the grips of tragedy . It truly doesn’t feel real that Jeremiah is no longer with us! Jeremiah put so much effort to train and serve others in their greatest time of need. He will be missed!

Sincerely ,
Rodney D Palmer

Claudina dehuelbes
August 10, 2018 at 12:55 am

Annabelle and Joshua you had the best kid even though you have 2 other ones he was so polite he was so generous he was so nice to me so kind the times that I’ve been around him he wasn’t scared to ask questions he’s was a smart intelligent kid I love him so much he had a sense of humor he was one of a kind I’m going to miss him you and your husband has taught him everything that you could have taught him all the years that I’ve been at church I looked up to you and your husband the way you guys are raising your kids you did a good job on Jeremiah and I know you guys will do the best with the other 2 you guys are really good role model and I love you Joshua Annabelle RIPJeremiah love you

Joey Sanchez
August 10, 2018 at 6:36 am

I Knew Jeremiah Since we were kids and as much as I can remember he was a very nice guy and very talented person we play Baseball Together and Made it to the Championship Together as well there were a few times I as him if he can show me how to catch the ball different ways. I don’t remember the last time i saw him but I do remember telling him that I wish him the best of luck along the way if we’re didn’t see each other again once I heard what happened I was shock and mind blown away I pray for Family and Friends and to those who were really close with Jeremiah thank god for letting me be friends with him (thank you and god bless you) #DiazFamily

Geronimo Lerma
August 10, 2018 at 7:56 am

My sincere and deepest condolences to the familia Diaz. May God give you the strength to get threw this difficult times. God has plans for each and everyone of us some sooner then others but to see all the lives he has touched at such a young age is beautiful thing. You will remain in my prayers and thoughts.
God Bless

Margarita and Ken McWilliams
August 10, 2018 at 9:51 am

Diaz Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your son Jerimiah.. Our sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family..

Jacquie (Julio’s mom)
August 10, 2018 at 11:17 am

Dear Annabel & Joshua, my sincere condolence to you and your family for the loss of Jeremiah! I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know him, he had a special charisma about him and his zest for life radiated to others around him! His laugh was contagious and his smile automatically made you smile, and no matter what he tried to look at the positive in things! (We all know we needed that during those long baseball seasons) He was definitely wise beyond his years and will deeply be missed! I will forever be thankful to you for raising such a wonderful young man; who reached out at such a crucial point in my sons life, who took the time to mentor; be such a great friend, roll model and stand in big Brother and for that I’ll always be great fun and will never forget him! I will continue to pray or your family during this difficult time and days to come.

Deborah Jarous
August 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Our family sends their deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Jeremiah. His spirit will live within you always! May God be with you all.

Deb and Mike Jarous
Beth Jarous Gonzales
Julian Gonzales
Jonnee Gonzales

Dave Morena
August 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Josh Annabel Josue Elijah – Of all the things going through my mind right now, I think more than anything I want to say this: I believe Jeremiah had a smile for everyone that crossed his path in life. He was so easygoing and respectful, he was a joy to coach and I am so proud to have coached hil in the Moose baseball program. For all the wonderful things that could be said about this wonderful boy, it is so obvious that he is a product of a strong extended family culture, with love and morals and strong work ethic everywhere he looked. He left us early but not before he left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

Cindy Vincent
August 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Dear Annabel-The words “I’m sorry” seem so inadequate for the devastating loss you & your family are suffering. As a parent, my heart aches for you as you endure the unthinkable. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. May God bless you and continue to be with you.

ReLanda Price
August 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Annabel and Family – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep and comfort you and your entire family during this difficult time.

Charlotte Miller
August 10, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Dear Jimmy, Ofilia, Joshua, Annabel and Sons, It has been many years since our paths crossed at the Cappuccino Cafe in East Lansing. My memories of the cafe are filled with Jimmy and Joshua bringing in your beautiful little boys to have a treat or listen to music, and watching them grow into such fine youth. I am so saddened to learn about Jeremiah’s passing and am holding your family up in thought and prayer. My deepest condolences, Charlotte

Savage Family
August 10, 2018 at 7:26 pm

We are very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking with him when he was watching Elijah play at the moose.

Coach Matlock and Family
August 11, 2018 at 9:13 am

Thoughts and prayers to the family. I am truly heartbroken. When called he was there. As a coach I valued his opinion, dedication, toughness and leadership. We lost a great young man to early. He will be missed by so many.

Connii Froehlich
August 11, 2018 at 10:19 am

To the Diaz family and all who loved Jeremiah, may God provide peace and comfort to you all thru this most difficult time. I always respect how close your family is.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.”- Jeremiah 29:11

Makeba Miller-Whorton
August 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My son was friends with him. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless you

Kristen Browning
August 11, 2018 at 2:10 pm

No words can describe the pain of the loss. My heart breaks for my cousins Joshua and Anabel as they mourn the loss of their precious son. Our only hope is in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I am praying for you all. Thinking about you all constantly since hearing the news. My heart aches to be with you guys this weekend alongside my mom Esther.

Jose & Biyanka Gallo
August 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm


Today was the day man. Been a while since I’ve seen you. Last time was at delucas. You were behind the counter when my wife and I came in and gave me a hug. It was nice seeing you. You made our cousin Danielle so happy. I told my wife the day we saw you guys at the fiesta Danielle had a good man. I always knew you as a great guy, teammate and the brother. We will miss you out on the field, seeing you around every once in awhile. You were a great friend. True leader. I’m thankful to have gotten to know you. You had a beautiful ceremony today and saw so many people who loved you, rest in heaven.

Say hi to the lord for me as well.

The Gallo’s

September 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm


Vanessa Scruggs
September 17, 2018 at 11:40 am


I can still see and remember all three of their handsome smiles and how they loved football! This is where we all met–Eastern’s Little League. Shayne and Josue played together. Our families celebrated together and the boys spent nights with one another….these are the memories we will always cherish. I hope that these type of memories will bring smiles to your faces and give your hearts relief as it has our family. God “loans” us his angels and then he asks for them back to serve him in bigger and greater things for his calling. Jeremiah is doing God’s work and he’s making you prouder than you can ever imagine! Stay strong, because that’s what you taught Jeremiah, Josue and Elijah. Your entire family has done exactly what God wanted you to do. You followed God’s words and taught all of your young men to be outstanding, lovable, respectable and God-fearing young men. Now let God do his work with him! All of our love, hugs and prayers are forever with you………..


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