Amanda McCann

August 8, 1963 - December 22, 2021
Lake Ann, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Amanda Jeanne McCann, 58 of Lake Ann, left us to be with Jesus Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Amanda was born on August 8, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Alvis G. and Barbara Jean Oakley. She was raised in Cahokia and Chatham, Illinois.

Amanda was previously employed as an administrative assistant with AT&T.

Amanda was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife. She loved the beauty in every sunset, long drives to new places with her husband, sunflower fields, taking care of her yard and watering everything to give and maintain life from her plants to people and especially her husband Jim.

Amanda was a member of Haven of Hope Church in Traverse City. She loved worship, prayer and Intercession for others and her country, loving others more than herself. Amanda was a lover of Jesus and encourager of people by the Spirit that she carried. She walked everyday in the light and gave thanks in all circumstances and showed the world what love looks like and that love has a name.

Psalm 56:13

“For You have rescued my soul from death, Yes, and my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of life.”

Amanda is survived by her husband, James J. McCann; they were married on November 6, 2009 in Clarkston Michigan, daughter, Hollie (Tim) Burkhart; sons, David Verburgt and Nicholas Verburgt, Luke McCann (Farrah) and Sam McCann; granddaughters, Zoey, Everly and Rilei; grandsons Jesse and Malique; sisters, Laura (Randal) Cuttrell, Pamela (Tyrus) Ulmer, Cynthia Oakley; brother, Alan Oakely and several nieces and nephews.

Amanda was preceded in passing by her parents Alvis G. and Barbara J. Oakley and sister, Theresa C. Howard.

A celebration of Amanda's life will be held 12 noon, Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Haven of Hope Church, 7801 E. Harry’s Rd, Traverse City. Spring was chosen as she loved the sunshine and new life.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Haven of Hope Church, Traverse City Michigan.

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