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Member Passing 12.24.2020 - Dejay Elk
12/28/2020 1:17:00 PM - Final Journey

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ELK, DEJAY, age 86, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020.

A private family service will be held. Burial will take place at the Woodland Cemetery.

Friends are invited to attend the services via a live broadcast, Tuesday, December 29th at 1 p.m. To do so, please visit the webcasting link at Dejay's Book of Memories at or

Dejay was born to Bemis Pelcher and Cecillia Elk on October 15, 1934 in Mt. Pleasant. He was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Dejay loved fishing, spending time with family and friends and sharing the gospel word & his love for the Lord at Faith Gospel Church & The Glorious Church. Dejay up until his death attended the Resurrection Life Church.

Dejay is survived by his step-daughter, Patricia Kay of Grand Rapids; step-grandchildren Joshua Kay, Jude (April) Kay, Matthew Kay all of Grand Rapids, step-grandchildren Joshua Jr., Josiah, Max, Tori, and Jasmine all of Grand Rapids, set/great granddaughter Marceline of Grand Rapids, Brothers Delmar (Julia) Jackson Sr., Larry (Vicky) Pelcher and Harry (Denise) Pelcher all of Mt. Pleasant, David Jackson of Grand Rapids, and Alvin (Teresa) Jackson of Mt. Pleasant; sisters, Catherine Jackson, and Helen Peters, both of Mt. Pleasant and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dejay was preceded in death by his wife Irene Kay, his parents; sisters, Beverly Vasquez, Patricia Keshick, Lucille Jackson, Carolyn Pelcher, Elsie Compo and stepdaughter Beverly Kay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Resurrection Life Church, 5100 Ivanrest Ave SW, Grandville MI 49418 in memory of Dejay.

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