Izaiah "Zae" Micah Danks of Bridgeport, Michigan
Beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend passed away unexpectedly with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital. He was 18 years old. Izaiah Micah Danks was born on October 15, 2003, to Jackie Danks and Micah Burns. Izaiah was currently a student at Youth Development Corporation and pursuing a trade in welding. He was employed at Hardee's Restaurant in Bridgeport. Izaiah was a go-getter, hard-working and loved helping others. He was known in his neighborhood as "the one you can count on" to get your driveway shoveled, grass cut, gutters cleaned, or lending a hand to complete other projects. Izaiah was a selfless young man with a heart of gold who made friends into family with everyone he met. When he wasn't working, Izaiah loved riding go-carts, playing video games, and most of all spending time with his family. He left his indelible mark on this world through his love and compassion, his innate ability to connect with all people, and for living a young but truly remarkable life.
Surviving are his mother, Jackie Danks of Bridgeport; father, Micah Burns of Saginaw; siblings: Eriyon and Elijah "Sumo" Burrell, Jasmine Dryer, Julian Lentner, Mia Becerril, Nicolas Burns, Dominique Hampton, Micah and Malachi Burns, Braylen Beverly; Makaiya Burns, Mavrik Burns; grandmother, Annie Cross of Saginaw; Godmothers: Yolanda "Nana" Garza of Bridgeport; Cora Morris of Bridgeport; Gina Maltos Wilmott of GA; Nene, Brenda Moore of Saginaw; aunts and uncles: John (Michelle) Danks of Davison; Jennifer (Matt) McDonald of Frankenmuth; Janelle Wilhelm of North Pole, AK; Marko Burns of IN; Marquitta Burns of Saginaw; Angie Burns of Bridgeport. special cousin, Tarik Jones of Saginaw; and mentors: Brandon Genwright and Sylvester Liggins. Also surviving are two nephews, many beloved cousins, extended family, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Jack and Jan Danks; Dwints "Johnny" Bowman; Limary Cross; cousin, Conner Wilhelm; Godmother, Valarie Wright.
A funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at W. L. Case & Company, 5700 Dixie Highway. Bishop Larry Camel will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.