Obituary of Jonathan Michael Mayzak
Jonathan Michael Mayzak, 20, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019, in Utica, NY surrounded by his family, friends and fellow racers.
Born on April 24, 1999, in Atlanta, GA, he was a son of Keri Mayzak Leachman and Brian Leachman. Jonathan began riding a dirt bike at the age of 4 and competed in his first championship a year later, and so began his love for Motocross. Motocross became all-consuming for Jonathan and his family, spending time every weekend and most weekdays training. Jonathan obtained a Professional License at the age of 16. His true passion, even more than racing, was training the future generation of Motocross racers. Everyone that met Jonathan was instantly drawn to him. His infectious smile, his laugh and his sense of humor and love for this sport were what made him so very special. Some say, that the brightest lights burn out the fastest. Jonathan was truly our light, our heart, and our world.
Survivors include his parents of Murrells Inlet, SC; wife, Mackenzie Hebbelman Mayzak of Murrells Inlet, SC; maternal grandparents, Virginia and John Chambers of Andersonville, TN and Gary and Laura Huenink of Kennesaw, GA; paternal grandmother, Janis Leachman of Murrells Inlet, SC; maternal great grandparents, Neale and Joann Huenink of Soddy Daisy, TN; paternal great grandmother, Betty Peters of Murrells Inlet, SC; five brothers, Jacob Leachman of Oahu, HI, Michael Russo of Murrells Inlet, SC, Nathan Leachman of Charleston, SC, Matthew Mayzak of New Hanover Township, NJ and Brian Cade Leachman of Murrells Inlet, SC; two sisters, Alyssa Leachman of Westminster, MD and Alexis Mayzak of Murrells Inlet, SC; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family members and a large motocross community.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edgar George Leachman.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Carolina Forest Community Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3-5 PM Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Carolina Forest Community Church with Rev. Jake Vanada officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Road2Recovery in Jonathan’s name https://road2recovery.com/cause-view/jonathan-mayzak/
Online condolences may be left at www.ridgewayfh.com
Ridgeway Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. (843) 485-4242
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