Jason Michael Small
February 6, 1973 - June 11, 2018

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

Jason Michael Small, 45, passed away peacefully in his sleep in his home in Gautier, MS, having succumbed to his heart disease on June, 11 2018. He was born of Michael Lamar Small and Cynthia Fay Grice on February 6, 1973 in Meridian, MS.

He was raised in Vancleave, MS and attended Vancleave High School. Jason was a skilled bartender that worked in many Casinos in Biloxi, MS. He obtained associates degrees in science and art from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Jackson County. He loved to be with friends and family and entertained them with his humor and funny stories. He was a very caring and thoughtful person. He had many hobbies throughout the years such as scuba diving, traveling, knife collecting, and gun collecting. He was always ready to try something new and interesting and went full-hearted into everything he did. He always said his greatest accomplishment was his children, whom he loved every day. He always mentioned how greatful he was to be a father and how proud he was of them.

He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Fay Small, 67, his two daughters, Kendel Nicole Small, 24, and Breanna Ashton Small, 22, his fiance, Selina Denise Parker, 40, and two step-sons, Gregory Parker, 20, and Logan Parker, 17, the mother of his children, Shannon Burk, and his grandson, Jace David Patera, 4 months. He is also survived by his brother, Jeremy Lamar Small, 37, his sister-in-law, Sherri Marie Small, 38, and his nephews, Tyler Michael Small, 18, Dylan Lamar Small, 17, and Dylan Steven Small, 14.

Jason will be cherished forever in our hearts. Those special memories of you will always bring a smile. If only we could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk, just like we used to. You meant so very much to us and always will. The fact that you are no longer here will always cause us pain, but you are forever in our hearts until we meet again

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