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Whitaker, Jeffrey H.

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January 1, 1968 - May 26, 2014

Whitaker, Jeffrey H.

Jeffrey Henderson Whitaker, age 46, passed away May 26, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Downtown Dallas; the same hospital where he was born on January 1st 1968 to Gerald C. and Jimmie R. Whitaker. Jeffrey attended Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas and Richland College before graduating from the Art Institute of Dallas.

He is survived by his parents, Gerlad C. and Jimmie R. Whitaker; son, Zachary A. Bonzo; aunt, Louise and husband, Scott Holyfield of Dallas, Texas; uncle, Dick and wife, Carnella of Houston, Texas; uncle, Thomas R. Whitaker Lewisville, Texas; uncle, Richard S. Whitaker of Wills Point, Texas; Steve, Rachel, Cameron, Serena, and Bethany Lam all of Frisco, Texas; numerous cousins and friends. He will be so dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jeffrey was a published poet, singer, musician, videographer, cartoonist and audio-video technician for the Improv Comedy Club for nine years. He had a great fondness for film, music, books and graphic novels, but the biggest love of his life is Zackary Adam Bonzo who is left to mourn his passing.

Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi 8000 Eldorado Pkwy., Frisco, Texas 75033 on Saturday June 14th 2014. Food will be served at 5:30pm with the services beginning at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd. #207, Houston, Texas 77030.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Ramona Hanley

June 14, 2014 5:44PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry & Shirley Rochford

June 14, 2014 3:06PM

Jerry & Jimmie: Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this trying time. Much love and prayers.
Larry & Shirley

Leonard Loria

June 12, 2014 8:32AM

Jimmie and Jerry
Words cannot express my sadness in hearing about the passing of Jeffrey. May God bless you and your family during this time. You and your family are in our prayers.

Leonard and Jackie Loria

Melanie Allred Kirk

June 07, 2014 11:50AM

I always looked up to him. I am so sorry for the world's loss of this man that could brighten up our day with his smile. You will be missed!

Lyn Kingsbury

June 06, 2014 5:06PM

Jeff visited our home many times in Richardson during the Berkner/Richland years with friends and our son. He will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him. Jeff you are at peace now - rest well sweet friend.

Eric Harmon

June 06, 2014 4:33PM

Jeff-I will miss you brother. I have many fond memories of having your friendship through high school and beyond. Thank you for the encouragement you gave me over the past couple of years. I'll always remember your laugh, your smile and your big heart.

To Mr. & Mrs. Whitaker-I am heart broken over your loss. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and help you through this difficult time. Jeff loved you very much. If I can be of help to you in any way, at any time I will be there. Sending my love and hugs to you and your family.

Chuck Kobdish

June 06, 2014 3:33PM

It's fitting that I met Jeff while working at the Improv Comedy Club in college. He had a great laugh, and we were blessed to hear it often. Wishing your loved ones a quiet mind, and a peaceful heart.

Jorie Welch

June 06, 2014 2:35PM

My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to your family during this time and in the days to come.

(BHS, class of '87)

Elizabeth Arista

June 06, 2014 1:56PM

Please except my deepest sympathy and condolence
Elizabeth S. Arista

Laura Glenn

June 06, 2014 1:54PM

You are now free my friend. Everlasting peace is yours. Prayers for those of us who remain.

anne fitzgerald

May 28, 2014 1:02PM

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker. My sister, Carol and I were so very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. We enjoyed the times when we had an opportunity to chat with him. Your family is in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Anne and Carol Fitzgerald, neighbors at 3765 Chatham Court.