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Gilbert Stevenson "Gil" Champion, II

1967 - 2020


Gilbert Stevenson “Gil” Champion, II, age 52, of Morenci, Michigan died on Monday, September 7, 2020 at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born on November 1, 1967 to Gilbert S. “Steve” Champion, Sr. and Shirley J. (Willeman) Champion in San Francisco, California.

Gil lead an extraordinary life; he traveled the world, lived in various states, loved his family, gave tirelessly and compassionately to others in need and had a...

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Michael Allard

September 14, 2020 3:07 PM

Gilbert was a classmate, baseball teammate and friend in Carmel Valley.  I spent many weekends at his house or at the ball field.   We were always laughing...him at me, me at him.  He was effervescent and kind hearted to the core.  He kept in touch with many of us.  That was just Gil.  When we would have the rare occassion to see each other after many years, it was as if we had never been apart.  I never saw Gilbert not smiling.  Never.  Not ever.  He will be missed greatly.  Shirley and family, my heart goes out to you.  We know he is in a better place, but this place was better with him, too.  Gilbert was love. 

Shirley Champion

September 15, 2020 5:38 PM

Mike, I remember you fondly.  He loved his Carmel High friends so much and I have received great comfort from their comments about him.  My heart is broken but I am surrounded by a very loving family who see to my every need.  
Much love to you and your family, Mike.

Kelly Williams

September 12, 2020 8:57 PM

I blessed to meet both Gil and his Mom, Shirley earlier this year in Az.  Gil was easy going and easy to work with , it was obvious he was raised right. My heart goes out to you Shirley as you deal with the loss of your sweet son, may the Father turn your face towards Him so you can see thru His eyes, suddenly, everything is much clearer.  May the Peace of God, that passes all understanding keep your heart and mind thru Christ Jesus. I am happy you are among you family
Kelly Williams, Delex

The Rev. Can. Stephen Wendfeldt

September 12, 2020 1:38 PM

Gil was one of the most wonderful young men I have ever had the joy to know. I hired him in 1994 as the Youth Pastor at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Longview, WA. He served in that position for four years until I left to take a position in another state. His joy was palpable and he had an indefatigable spirit that shone forth his faith and love. He was “magical” within the youth of our community and built and strong and wonderful ministry and youth leaders. He was adored by the entire congregation. His wit was quick, his humor was contagious and his laughter was infectious. We are richer to have known and served the Lord with him. And the world is now poorer without him. I loved him as a son. Fly away dear friend. May you Rest In Peace and rise in glory.

Shirley Champion

September 15, 2020 5:59 PM

Father Steve, it was wonderful to hear from you.  Gil loved you so much.  I am heartbroken, but I thank God for every moment I had with Gil.  No one could ask for more love than he gave me.  Thank you for your words of comfort.
Much love.

Shirley Champion

September 15, 2020 5:54 PM

Shirley Champion

September 15, 2020 5:44 PM

Father Steve, it was so touching to hear from you.  He loved you so much and your words are such a comfort to me.  My heart is broken but I was blessed to have him and I thank God for every moment we had together.  No one could ask for more love than he gave me.

Raquel Edwards

September 9, 2020 8:25 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers to Gil’s family. I have know Gil since age 10. Gil has been a life long friend and he and his family were one of the best parts of my childhood. I treasure all of the laughs, funny moments, life events we have shared and am so thankful to have known and been lifelong friends.

Shirley Champion

September 15, 2020 5:47 PM

Thank you so much, Raquel.  I am so happy that we have been able to talk and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Much love.

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