Mr. Michael Andrew Lima, 33, of Elkhart, passed away at Elkhart General Hospital on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 6:49 pm following a sudden illness. He was born in Elkhart on October 23, 1986 and was the son of Michael Francis Lima of Jacksonville, FL and Lisa A. (Bradley Hershberger) Roberts of Elkhart, as well as the fiancée of his soulmate for 12 years, Wendy Levitz and her daughters, Daryene and Presley, who survive at home.
Also surviving are brothers Mark (Brittanie) Chandler of Elkhart and Richard Lima of Middlebury; sisters Erica Lima and Lily Cooper, both of Elkhart; grandparents Francis “Frank” & Maureen “Mo” Lima, Bill Roberts and Bertie Cora, all of Elkhart; aunts and uncles Scott & Terri Roberts and Caroline & Rick Mason, both of Elkhart, Tim & Barb Lima of Palm Harbor, FL, Patrick & Toni Lima of Noblesville, Peter Lima of Ft. Mills, SC, Cathy & Dan Rush of Granger, Mary Ellen & Frank Soltys of Manitowoc, WI and Kim Wanzall of Indianapolis; as well as a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends. Cousins John and Mathew Lima and grandmother Janet Roberts precede Michael in death.
Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart have been assisting the family with arrangements, and burial with private graveside services will take place at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart at a later date.
Michael had an altruistic personality and was always trying to help others improve their situation. Giving, kind and gentle, Michael seemed to leave a lasting good impression with those whom he interacted. He absolutely loved his family and fiancée, Wendy and looked forward to the times when the family would gather so he could visit and play with his younger nieces, nephews and cousins. He has also worked in a supervisory position at a local landscaping company for several years, where he developed a love and skill for outdoor beauty and gardening, which he enjoyed as well. He was also an avid fan of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
Memorial donations may be given to the funeral home, who will assist the family in the proper appropriation of Michael’s healthcare expenses.
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