Baby Child 03

Prince Kai De'Shawn Bush

May 20, 2021 ~ August 25, 2021


    In humble submission to the will of God, we respectfully announce the earthly transition of our precious, Prince Kai De'Shawn Bush on August 25, 2021 in Chipley, Florida.  Kai laughed and smiled throughout his 3 months and 5 days on earth; bringing immense joy and happiness to everyone who met him. He was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed.

    Our precious little prince, Kai De’Shawn Bush made his grand arrival into the earth at 7:05am on May 20, 2021 in the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center of Panama City, Florida. Our beautiful baby boy arrived weighing a healthy 8 lbs./19 inches long to his loving parents Dyvion Bush and Shaniya Thomas. During his brief visit with is parents and loving family, Kai enjoyed watching “CocoMelon”, cuddling with his soft toys, and being held close by his parents and grandparents. 

    In addition to his parents, those left to forever cherish the love of Prince Kai include his maternal grandparents: Laquan Merriel of Chipley, Florida and Bernard Thomas of Daytona Beach, Florida; paternal grandparents: Sherena Siples of Vernon, Florida and Dyrell Bush of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; maternal great-grandparents: Regenia McKnight and Freddie Merriel both of Chipley, Florida, Kimberly (Damon III) Hardison of Palm Bay, Florida, Robert (Doreen) Thomas of Wewahitchka, Florida, and Annie (Liz) Johnson of Deleon Springs, Florida; paternal great-grandparents: Deloris Siples of Vernon, Florida Dwight Siples, Sr. of Wilson, North Carolina, and Pheba Bush of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.

    Prince Kai stole the hearts of his beloved maternal uncles: Travis Dickson Jr., Lavance Gonzalez, Ernesto Gonzalez, and Quenton Gonzalez,  J.T. Thomas, Keith (Nikki) Wilson, Bernard Thomas Jr.; maternal aunts: Brianna Thomas, August Rhynes, Sherena Gonzalez, Tiffany Gonzalez,  Florence (Arnold) Collins, Bernasia Thomas, Breya Thomas, Talencia Thomas, Bessie Roulhac, and Jailyn Longley; paternal aunt: Amiyah Black; paternal great-uncles: Dwight (Jasmine) Siples and Ferman Peterson; paternal great-aunts: Vonetta Siples and Colbi Bush; two god-mothers: Melissa Walsingham and Emily Hicks; two god-fathers: Zechariah Hooks, and Zy’quez Brown; along with a large host of other great-great aunts & uncles, cousins, and friends. 

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Public Viewing (Walk Through Only)
September 3, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
1220 Church Ave
Chipley, FL 32428

Celebration of Life
September 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
648 Bennett Drive
Chipley , Florida 32428

Interment following funeral service
September 4, 2021

St. Joseph Cemetery
Monoroe Sheffield Road
Chipley, FL 32428

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