Memorial services for 9-year-old stabbing victim

Michael Connor Verkerke (File photo)

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) – Details for Connor Verkerke’s funeral have been released following his sudden death.

The 9-year-old died after allegedly being stabbed by Jamarion Lawhorn, 12, at a playground in Kentwood Monday.

Part of his obituary read “He was a student at Excel Charter Academy, a member of Cub Scout Pack 3373 in Comstock Park, played soccer, and loved to dance and sing. Connor will be deeply missed by his parents, Dani and Jared; his brothers, Kameron, 7, Riley, 5, Morgan, 3; his grandparents, Nana, Sue (Potts) and Grandpa Tim Fiebig, Bill Verkerke; and many other people who loved him.”

Connor’s visitation will be held Wednesday, August 13, from 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. with a memorial service following at 11:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, located at 1675 84th Street SE.

Donations in his memory can be made to Connor’s online memorial fund.

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