Tyrone Hassel III transitioned on December 31, 2018, in Benton Harbor, MI. A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2360 Townline Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 with visitation starting at 10:00 am followed by services at 11:00 am.
Sergeant Tyrone Hassel III was born to Tyrone Hassel Jr. and LaShanda Jones on August 23, 1995, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He departed his life on December 31, 2018, at the young age of 23 Tyrone was unexpectedly taken from us. He received his formative education at Benton Harbor Area Schools. He graduated with honors in 2013. He was a member of the Tigers marching band, Junior ROTC, and The Kappa League. He continued his education at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. where he studied Mechanical Engineering.
In 2015 Tyrone enlisted in the United States Army where he received multiple honors. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, The German Army Proficiency Badge and completed a nine-month rotation in South Korea. His most recent accomplishment was on October 31, 2017, when he was promoted to Sergeant Hassel.
During Tyrone’s time in the Army, he met and fell in love with Specialist Kemia Martin, who also serves our country in the Army. They were united in Holy matrimony on May 17, 2017. To this union one child, Tyrone Hassel IV. The family resides in Hinesville, GA.
Tyrone was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and soldier. He had a jovial personality and loved having a good time, whether he was playing pool, basketball, baseball or taking care of his dogs. Tyrone enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, he had a true zeal for life.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Kemia Hassel; one son, Tyrone Hassel IV; his parents Tyrone (Ashanti) Hassel and Lashanda (Shawanda) Jones; seven brothers; Ty’quan Hassel, Ty’quae Hassel Tyreik Hassel, Zailyn Hassel, Carmeron Gavin, Benny Newman and Tyshon Newman of Benton Harbor MI.; two sister, Zaiyah Hassel and Keiaeja Palmer, both of Benton Harbor, MI; grandmother, Paternal Grandparents Tyrone Hassel and Cynthia Batiest; Maternal Grandparents Thelma Palmer, Donald Davis Sr., and Daniel J Rogers Jr., and host of aunt, uncles, cousins, military family and friends.
His life and legacy will forever be cherished in the lives of his family.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:18-31
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
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