|The young life of Isaiah James Mason Stevenson came to a tragic end on March 14th, 2013 at 2:36 in the morning.
He was born on April 7, 1994 in Galesburg to Bobbi Jo Stevenson and the late Ivan L. Mason White. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jack Stevenson and Otis Mason, Jr. and by his great-grandfather Mickey Marty (who Isaiah affectionately coined the phrase "Grandpa KoKo"), who died 6 days before Isaiah.
Isaiah was raised and educated in Galesburg. His grandparents, Barbara and Jack Stevenson helped his mother raise him. His Papa Jack was his friend, his role model and his compass in life until his death 3 years ago. He loved skate boarding, spending hours at the skate park or Northwoods Church, perfecting the sport he loved since the age of 4. He had a passion for music and magic. He will be missed by his family as well as by his many friends in Galesburg, and will be especially missed by his little brother who idolized him.
Isaiah is survived by his mother, Bobbi Jo, his little brother, Jaxon Uriah Stevenson, his grandmother Barbara Jo Stevenson, his grandparents, Mary and Dwight White, his uncles and aunts, Marty (Julie) Stevenson, Kelly Jean (Kelly) Kubicek, Gina Stevenson and Crystal White, Henry Edwards and his cousins, Karma Stevenson and Josie Kubicek.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following Mass. Isaiah will be interred with his Papa Jack at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family or to Knox County Humane Society.