Jayden Michael Scott Wilhelm, age 9, of Moberly, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2020 at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO. He was surrounded by family when he went home to the Lord.
Jayden was born on August 4, 2011 in Moberly, to Lauren Ellington and Jacob Wilhelm. He attended Sweet Springs Baptist Church and was a member of Family Life Fellowship.
He was absolutely “one of a kind”. Jayden was always so full of life! He was a loving and amazing son, an awesome big brother, a wonderful friend and a Little Spartan Football Star! Jayden was very protective of his entire family. He was a friendly and funny young man who enjoyed attending church and helping others. Jayden was not shy and loved telling people about the Lord and reading the Bible. John 3:16 was his favorite verse. He really enjoyed both playing and watching football, playing his Xbox, rapping, dancing and being a jokester! His family and friends will always remember Jayden as big hearted, honest and sincere, extremely friendly (he never met a stranger) and the best at pulling pranks. He was loved so very much and will be missed terribly!
Jayden is preceded in death by his grandpa, Mike Clawson; grandma, Joan Householder and great grandparents, Charles and Betty Hill and Bill and Mary Clawson.
He is survived by his mother, Lauren Ellington, Moberly; his father, Jacob Wilhelm, Warrensburg; brother, Le’Veon Ellington and sister, Kambree Ellington, both of Moberly; grandparents, Mindy Clawson and Mike Cabra, Higbee; grandfather, Christopher Ellington, Kokomo, IN; great grandparents, Nancy Clawson, Moberly, Scott and Rita Ellington, Kokomo, IN and Cathy Foote, Florida; aunts, Kristy Clawson, Moberly, Sarah McCollum, Warrensburg, Kaylee Ellington, Tennessee and Amber Ellington, Florida; uncles, Michael Ellington, Moberly, Christopher Prather, Cairo and Sean Ellington, Kokomo, IN; cousins, Kingston Martin, Warrensburg, Kennady, Cameron and Braylon Prather all of Cairo, Colten and Truman Ellington both of Moberly and Trevor Clawson, Moberly, Jessica Teter, Ryan and Hudson Hill all of Huntsville, Hunter Ellington, Florida and Avery Ellington, Tennessee; extended family and many great friends.
A funeral service celebrating Jayden’s life will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions in Jayden’s honor are suggested to the family c/o Lauren Ellington and Jacob Wilhelm, c/o Pathway Memorial Funeral Home, P O Box 367, Moberly, MO 65270.