TROY - On Feb. 14, 2013, the spirit of Michelle Ann Goubeaux Slutz passed from her body into the afterlife. After a strenuous battle with pancreatic cancer, she passed in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Her best friend and life partner, Jerry, was by her side until the very end.
She leaves behind three children - Jasmine, Kamara and Elisha - and a grandson, Trevor, who were the light of her life. Surviving her passing are her older sister, Kim, her brother, Matt, and her younger sister, Renee, with whom she spent many of life's special moments. Her mother's sister, Ruthi, remains with the family.
Her parents, James Goubeaux and Barbara Semon, preceded her in passing.
She has finally met her eternal Valentine, and she will be forever in the Lord's presence. May she look upon us with favor often. We love our mother, our grandmother, our friend, our angel. Her generous spirit will be missed, yet celebrated and revisited often. Through our remembrance of her gifts and her love, we can aid her spirit and light in shining on for all to see. She wished us not to be sad, but to be joyous in the Lord with our hearts, and celebratory in her life's works.
A service to celebrate Michelle's life, her love, and her legacy will be held Monday, in the presence of her loved ones and those of us she has touched. The celebration service will occur from 6-8 p.m. at Upper Room Worship Center, 648 N. Hyatt St. in Tipp City.
In lieu of flowers, Michelle's wish was for donations to be made to either Hospice of Miami County or Upper Room Worship Center.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.fishercheneyfuneralhome.com