Erik Jeffery Mount, age 36, of Sturgis, left this life Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from the Bronson Methodist Hospital Cardiac Critical Care Unit in Kalamazoo, to be with his loving Lord.
He was born Dec. 21, 1976, in Sturgis, a son of Lamar and Beverly (Johnson) Mount.
Erik resided in Casa Grande, Ariz., and Sturgis most of his life. He was a 1995 graduate of Sturgis High School, where he excelled as an outstanding member of the varsity football team, playing both offensively and defensively.
He was a talented welder by trade and enjoyed football, a sport he began participating in at age 8. Erik loved reading his Bible and cherished time spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Jamie L. (Toulson) Mount, whom he married in White Pigeon; two daughters, Sydney Mount and Callie Mount, both at home; a son, Elijah Mount at home; his parents, Lamar and Beverly Mount of Sturgis; three brothers, Lamar T. Mount Jr. of Warsaw, Ind., Ronnie E. Mount of Lakeland, Fla., and L. Keith Mount of Bartow, Fla.; a sister, W. Faye Rogers of Bartow, Fla.; a grandmother, Florence Jean Redfield of Wallingford, Conn.; an aunt, Wendy N. Whitney of Wallingford; an uncle, Julius F. Mount of Greenville, Ala.; his godmother, Donna M. Murowski of Wallingford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Erik Mount will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Sturgis Church of the Nazarene, 70031 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis. The Rev. Ross Gerber of Grace Christian Fellowship Church will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
Memorial donations to the family would be appreciated for future needs of Erik’s children, c/o: Lamar Mount, 69184 Elaine Drive, Sturgis, MI 49091.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.