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Pixley Funeral Home

3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI

OBITUARY

Mark Fleming

January 16, 1957June 23, 2019
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Mark Fleming, 62, of Saginaw, MI and St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at home, with his Wolfpack near his side. Mark was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2018 and fought like hell to beat it, but he ultimately lost his battle.

Mark was a loving soul and was an extremely dedicated husband and father who led by example, showing many others what it meant to be a true family man. He was a free spirit and always had a plan to get what he wanted. He loved exploring the mountains of Utah, snorkeling the bright blue waters of Belize, hunting out west, scalloping in Homosassa, FL, playing loud music in his boat house on the river, African Safaris, and relaxing down in the Florida Keys. Every chance Mark had, he would go to his home in St. Petersburg, FL to spend time with the grandkids and play by his pool. Mark loved his deer camp and bringing his family and friends up there for hunting, laughs and awesome memories- with a countless amount of bucks being shot there. Opening Day was his favorite holiday!

Mark loved collecting random items whether it be arrowheads, old coins, rocks, license plates, knives, guns or books. Reading was definitely one of his greatest loves and you could always find him at the end of his bed with his little dog Lager, reading about history, shipwrecks, big game hunting, ghosts, biographies or anything that was non-fiction. He was also a lover of music and concerts, and played his music so loud we often had to yell just to communicate. Mark was successful at home, but was also successful with his business, Auto Brite Used Cars. He had the knack and knowledge to sell, and created his legacy. Sunday Funday was a favorite of his with cookouts with his friends, working in the yard and wrapping up the weekend with a Lions game.

Mark was preceded in death by his daughter and kindred spirit, Lauren Kathleen Fleming; along with his mother, Mary Lou Fleming. This year has been a hard one, but Mark kept our Wolfpack strong.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years who was his best friend, soulmate, right arm and other half, Kathy Fleming; his daughter, Brittney Taylor; his son, Parker (Tessa) Fleming; his grandkids, Peyton, Silas and Blaise; his father, Jim Fleming; his siblings, Jami Kidd and Mike Fleming; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

A visitation will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 11am-12pm, with the service at 12pm at Pixley Funeral Home, 3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.

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  • FAMILY

  • Kathy Fleming, Wife
  • Lauren Kathleen Fleming, Daughter
  • Brittney Taylor, Daughter
  • Parker (Tessa) Fleming, Son
  • Peyton, Silas and Blaise, Grandchildren
  • Jim Fleming, Father
  • Mary Lou Fleming, Mother
  • Jami Kidd and Mike Fleming, Siblings
  • Mark also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2019

Memories

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Tessa Smith

July 2, 2019

Mark was nothing less than a great father to me. He was an amazing man who I am blessed to have spent the last 5 years with, although I wish it could have been longer. He was a special man that will forever hold a place in my heart. He was supportive, loving, hilarious, even in his last days, and the biggest fan of anything I ever cooked. I'll never forget the fun times at the deer camp, at the boat house, all our vacations, and Sunday Fundays. I also want to thank you for helping make the love of my life the man he is today. Also for the loving family you helped welcome me into.
I LOVE YOU !

Until we meet again 💙😇

Brant Kidd

June 29, 2019

Uncle Mark,

Your care-free attitude and your fun personality touched a lot of lives including my own. I don’t know how words will do you justice from your many things that you were involved in from the sea turtle to the bloody fingers and even the times when we hang out in the Saginaw house all together or in the condo in Florida.

I will never forgot those memories and it will always be with me.

Sincerely,

Your Nephew Brant

Shaina Kidd

June 29, 2019

Uncle Mark,
Your fun loving personality and loving heart touched so many lives. Your love for your family was unmatched and you were always there to greet everyone with welcoming hugs and kisses. You were the best uncle I could have asked for and I will miss you greatly. I am so saddened that you are no longer with us, but happy that you are free of pain and that you are with Lauren and Grandma. Love you forever!

Kathy, Brittney, Parker, Tessa, Mom, Papa & the rest of the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. This is been an extremely tough year and you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all so much.

Shaina Kidd

Mary (Mimi) Fleming Schaeffer

June 28, 2019

Mark,
Going to miss your contagious smile & laugh
Your heart of gold & we will celebrate your life
Always ! You made all of us better people just by knowing you going to miss you so much cousin .

Love ❤️
Mimi & Family

Verlaine Joren

June 28, 2019

Hi Love,
My heart is breaking for you and your family.
I know words mean nothing when something like this happens, but love and prayers mean so much. I’m sending as much as I have to all of you. Your Dad is with the Angels, out of pain and no more sickness and will always be watching over you.
Take care of each other
Love and lots of prayers,
Verlaine

Nicole Decker

June 28, 2019

Dear Kathy and family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that my prayers will be ongoing for you to find strength and the courage to face all your tomorrows without your Mark. Cling to your faith and stay strong as I know Mark would want you to do. Hugs, Nicole (Steve’s mom) Decker

Michelle May

June 28, 2019

Brittney & Fleming Family,

You were blessed with a father and husband who loved you all so so much, and his love made you all strong. Cherish the memories, and find strength in one another and God. Mark will never leave your hearts; just like Lauren is still with you all.

You all remain in our prayers and daily thoughts.


Love, Luke & Michelle May

George and Kim Feaster

June 28, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fleming Family.

George and Kim Feaster

Jill Hogenson

June 26, 2019

Kathy, Brittany and Parker,
So very saddened by the news of Mark’s death. Cannot begin to imagine your pain these last months..... shared many years as neighbors and as our kids went back and forth between our homes....Mark’s humor and love for his family always were evident... Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all....
Dave, Jill, Stephen, & Brooke Hogenson and Rachel Cilman

Brad and Kelly Phillion

June 26, 2019

What can we say...The Fleming family was full of fun-fond memories throughout the years. Some of Brad's memories with Mark were hanging out at youth football practices with the gang of men and sharing laughs and continuing on sharing beers and more laughs. Kid's sports were what brought us together, but the guys shared March Madness and hunting stories and a true friendship. Time has passed, but the love of Mark and his wonderful wife Kathy holds a special part in our hearts.
Kathy, we send our love and condolences to you, Parker, and Brittney.
Love and prayers.
Brad and Kelly Phillion

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