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Blake Daniel Kinzer

November 14, 2012August 21, 2020
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Blake Daniel Kinzer was born in Wayne, Michigan on November 14, 2012. He passed away in Royal Oak, Michigan on Friday, August 21, 2020 tragically at the age of 7.

Blake was the beloved son of Mercedes Patricia Kinzer and Harold "Trey" Tarrant Kinzer III. He was the adoring little brother of Harold Tarrant Kinzer IV (age 12) and Trinity Lauren Kinzer (age 11). Loving grandson of Harold "Terry" (Kathy) Kinzer Jr., Katherine (Mike) Cox, William Langley, and the late Anna (Gary) Huddleston. Dear nephew of Ian (KC) Langley, Kerrie (Jamie) Mitchell, Melissa (Rick) Verardi, Chad Cox, Gregory (Carrie) Savoie, Lisa Hartley, Michael Guzman, Shawn (Jason) Gibson, and the late Mitchell Lantz. Great grandson of Sylvia (the late Harold Sr.) Kinzer and Mercedes Ramon. Blake will be deeply missed by his special Grandma; "Nana Deb" Deborah (the late Robert) Damesworth. He will also be missed by a large extended family of great-aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends as well as his church families at Harvest Christian Church and Metro Detroit Christian Church.

Blake was sweet, funny and mischievous. He loved building things and working with his hands. His constant tinkering and building led us to believe he was blessed with an incredible engineering mind. He loved to invent things using every day household items. Tape, string, sticks, rocks were just a few of the things you could see stacked up and held together to create a shelf or contraption for his favorite toys. He spent most of his free time creating or designing forts and special inventions, wrapping himself up in blankets like a toga or kilt that he would design to have pockets to hold his “weapons”. He was extremely curious and talked a mile a minute about his favorite subjects, movies and video game, Subnautica. Blake was sensitive to others and would bring us a glass of water when we worked out in the yard or save a yummy treat for his brother and sister. He’d actually go to great lengths to surprise them. The day before he started feeling ill, he surprised Harold and Trin with homemade cupcakes, even trying to hide the box whenever they came in the kitchen. In the hospital when he was still able to eat, he made sure to save them some mini muffins. Blake had a quirky sense of humor. As a matter of fact, he often would get in trouble for his funny antics and love for showing off. He sure kept us on our toes. We never knew what he would do or say next. Blake loved the family dog, Maximo, but he was a self-proclaimed cat person. Blake loved being outside, barefoot, wild and free. He didn’t like school but he was great at math. He didn’t have much time for sitting still. He loved the outdoors, going toad hunting in the backyard or on family vacations where he could build sand castles for days. He had a huge heart, to go with his big mischievous smile. At times he was the obnoxious, baby brother and cousin but he quickly won you over with his infectious smile and fun-loving personality. He was the dare-devil friend that Harold and Trinity, his best friends could count on for an adventure. He loved Jesus and often talked with his family about what heaven looks like and what God looks like. Now he knows and is forever building, laughing, and planning surprises in Heaven with Jesus.

Blake's family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The visitation will continue on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with a 12:00PM funeral service at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. The funeral will be led by Pastor Bob King from Harvest Christian Church in Detroit.

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  • FAMILY

  • Mercedes Patricia Kinzer, Mother
  • Harold Tarrant Kinzer III, Father
  • Harold Tarrant Kinzer IV, Brother
  • Trinity Lauren Kinzer, Sister

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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 28, 2020

  • Continued Visitation

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

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Delia Guevara-Hutchins

August 30, 2020

My dear cousin my heart aches for you and your family. I know your leaning on Jesus. I am so sorry I was unable too be there with you and give my condolences in person.

Hannah & Karl Beard

August 28, 2020

We are deeply saddened and so sorry for your loss. We love Blake and the rest of the Kinzer family so much! We will always be grateful that he stood up in our wedding as ring bearer last year. Blake was such a special little boy who made everything so fun. We really enjoyed his silliness all the time, especially when he made everyone laugh during pictures at the wedding. His joke was so contagious that everyone had to join in. We know that he is safe and happy! God bless you and we love all of you!

Patricia Ferguson

August 27, 2020

I live in Arizona so I very rarely get to see my family and when I went to the family reunion in Illinois a few years ago I met Blake for the first time. He was so energetic and happy, it made me smile and think: I bet He is quite a handful. I also realized that Blake was a very loving little boy who also seemed very compassionate to others.

It is good that at such a young age he knew Jesus, and I know that he is with our Lord and savior.

Tracy Ward

August 25, 2020

Dear Mercedes and Trey, Trinity and Harold.

Forrest and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to your family. We are standing in the gap with you and your family during this difficult time.

I will never forget holding then, 'baby Blake,' while Mercedes ushered in God's presence during worship. He would sleep in my arms, and I'll always cherish that sweet time!

May God continue to saturate you all with His presence, and may His peace flow like a river in every chamber of your hearts!

Blake, may your sweet presence continually bring much joy and laughter to heaven, and all its citizens!

God bless your family!

Love,

Forrest and Tracy Ward

Nancy Kinzer-Long

August 25, 2020

Our deepest condolences to your family. May God carry you in His arms through these trying times and fill your heart with love and warm memories.
Nancy & Karen Kinzer
(California Cousins)

Rosita Paddock

August 24, 2020

I remember when we first meant on FB Mercedes, you were full of Joy introducing your children. You lived for them as a mom & showed your love.
My condolences to you & family.
God Bless those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matt. 5:4
Much love
Rosita & family

Debbie Damesworth

August 24, 2020

Blake finally called me Grandma this summer. His siblings have been calling me Nana Deb since they could talk, but for reasons I do not know, Blake was a little stubborn. He was a very fun little guy who liked to keep us hopping. I loved that I was able to spend some wonderful time in July with Blake and Trinity. We played games, walked in the park, and watched movies together. It was the first time Blake actually said, "I love you, Grandma." That time together warmed my heart. He loved the card game I taught them because he kept winning and couldn't wait to teach his parents. Blake, you will be missed, but we know you are smiling BIG in the arms of Jesus.

Patricia Jones

August 24, 2020

Dear Tray and Mercedes.
My heart aches for you at this tragic time in your life.
My prayers go up to the Father for you. For strength, for comfort and a strong belief that you, Harold and Trinity will be reunited with your beautiful child, Blake, when Jesus breaks through those clouds. WHAT A GLORIOUS TIME THAT WILL BE.

In the months and years to come, think of all the beautiful memories you have. They, along with your faith and love from God
will comfort you in your dark moments.
Love and prayers.
PATRICIA JONES

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