Michael Jerome Hymes also known as (Mike-Mike) was born to the late Cora Hymes Lee and Ben Cochran on September 29,1974 at Earl K Long Hospital in Baton Rouge La. He was the baby boy of 11 children. Michael grew up a very happy and active child. He would then go on to attend Baker High School for his education. (Mike-Mike) made a impact on many lives as well as his passion for traveling and cooking. (Chef Jerome) is what he would call himself. Throughout many life battles he fought "God" decided his fight was finally over on October 29,2022.
Michael has proceeded in death his (Mother) Cora Hymes Lee and (Father) Ben Cochran (Grandmother) Odellar Taylor Hymes (4 Aunts) Doretha Hymes, Mable Hymes, Helen Wright and Creole Beauchamp. (Uncle) Tommy Hymes, (Sister) Nancy J Lee, (2 Brothers) Burnell Walls, Donnie Cochran, (2 Nieces) Peggy C Lee, and Tammy Lee Ward, (2 Nephews) David W Lee, Travlis J Walls a (Great Nephew) Phillip Ward Jr (2 Cousins) Hollis Muse and Carolyn Wright, (2 Brother in laws) James Jones and Eddie Harleaux.
He leaves in mourning (2 Daughters) Miecka Youngblood out of Baton Rouge, La and Coraleesia M Hymes from Macon, Georgia, a (Son) D'Michael Youngblood, (5 Grandchildren) C'myrie Youngblood, C'myrian Youngblood, A'xavier Youngblood, A'myrica Youngblood and G'ermani Williams. A (Fiance) Louise Mitchell (6 Sisters) Katherine Jones, Patricia Lee of Baton Rouge, La, (Favorite Sister/ Mom) Bridget Wesley ( Husband Jonathan Wesley) of Baker, La, Bernadine Walls from Milwaukee, Wi and Jacqueline Smith out of Warner Robbins, Georgia. (3 Brothers) Wallace Walls, Gerald Hymes and Roderick Hymes. (4 Half Sisters) Barbara Harleaux, Monica Ewing (Brother in law) Joseph Ewing, Carrie Arbuthnot and Marion Cochran all of Baton Rouge, La. (2 Half Brothers) Patrick Cochran (Wife Dana Cochran) from Watson, La and Michael Cochran (Wife Penelope Cochran) of Breaux Bridge, La. (3 Favorite nieces) Jessica Williams, Rodria Wesley of Baker, La and Trene Walls of Milwaukee, Wi. (3 Bestfriends) Kendall Knighten, Tywonne Harris, (Bestfriend and Barber) Demond Shelton. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends that he loved and shared many memories with.
(Order of Service)
Song by: Ron Banks
Obituary Reading by: Khalilah Donahue
Eulogy by: Pastor Eric Banks
Acknowledgments by: Khalilah Donahue
Song by: Brian Lusk
Scripture John 5:24
I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has Eternal Life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from Death to Life.
"Don't Cry For Me"
Don't cry for me, I will be okay
Heaven is my home now and this is where I'll stay
Don't cry for me, I'm where I belong
I want you to be happy and try to stay strong
Don't cry for me, it was just my time
but I will see you someday in the other side.
Don't cry for me, I am not alone.
The angels are with me to welcome me home.
Don't cry for me, for I have no fear.
All my pain is gone and Jesus took my tears.
Don't cry for me, this is not the end.
I'll be waiting here for you when we meet again.
You were my who was special and loved so very much.
You brought so much happiness to the many hearts that you've touched.
You were always kind, caring and understanding, if help was ever needed it came freely from you,
thanks for being my dad I'll always love and miss you.
You were a gift to all the world and brought joy to many, Dad life haven't been the same since you left us
If I could write a story it will be the greatest ever told, of a kind loving Dad who had a heart of pure
If I wrote a million pages I'll still won't be able to say, just how much I'll miss him each and everyday.
But I'll remember all he taught me, I'm hurt but won't be sad.
Because he'll send me down the answers and will always be my dad.
"In Loving Memory Uncle"
A poem for a wonderful uncle one that never really grew old, his smile was made of sunshine and heart was made of gold.
Loving you always, Your Niece Trene Walls)
We would like to take out the time to thank each and everyone who came to celebrate the home going of Michael J Hymes. We would like to thank everyone who gave donations to make this celebration as nice as possible.
Resting Place: Southern Memorial 3012 Blount Rd.
Baton Rouge La 70807
Repast: Queen Sugar 7330 Plank Rd. Baton Rouge La 70811 (Across from Winfield Funeral Home)
David Lee Jr