Dohnovan Xzavier-Lloyd Newcome

Oscoda, Michigan
February 24, 2004 - August 31, 2020


The family will welcome friends on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 2 – 4 PM and 6 -8 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI and also on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Oscoda Baptist Church.

Service Location

Oscoda Baptist Church, Oscoda, Michigan


A service to memorialize Dohnovan will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1 PM at the Oscoda Baptist Church, Pastor David Dudenhofer presiding.​

Obituary Notice

Age 16, of Oscoda, MI passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 in East Tawas, MI, doing one of the things he so loved to do, riding appropriately the bike he purchased with his own money.​ He was born on February 24, 2004 in Southfield, MI to Michael A. Newcome and Jenny I. Dunn.​ Dohnovan attended high school in Oscoda, MI and was currently in the 11th grade.​ He had, just that day, begun the automotive program at the IRESA Tech Center in Tawas City and had so many great goals and aspirations for his future.​ Dohnovan was enthralled with everything about cars and was so excited about learning even more through the Tech Center program! He used his 16 years to the fullest and had wisdom and compassion beyond his years!​ Dohnovan enjoyed playing soccer, working on computers, playing car games on his x-box and spending time outdoors, including cross country skiing. When he was younger, he loved hunting and collecting bugs of all sorts.​ As Dohnovan became a teenager, he became a self taught guitarist and learned how to play on his Papa’s 40 year old guitar, then his.​ He developed a love for the band Metallica and discovered that he and his mom had the same taste in heavy metal music, both secular and Christian.​ An important part of Dohnovan’s life was also riding his road bike with his Papa.​ Every Father’s Day weekend for the last 5 years, he and his Papa would participate in the Sunrise Adventure Bike Tour along Lake Huron.​ They would ride 125 – 150 miles on this 3-day tour.​ Dohnovan loved and lived for Jesus as a member of the Oscoda Baptist Church, where he attended youth group, helped out in the sound booth whenever he had the chance, and defended unashamedly his faith at every opportunity! He also truly enjoyed volunteering at the Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport’s Air Museum, where he was prized and developed a unique relationship and appreciation for all of the visitors, volunteers and veterans that he encountered there! Dohnovan is survived by his loving mother, Jenny I. Dunn; his father, Michael A. Newcome; sister, Jessie Amber Dunn; maternal grandparents, Eddie (Scottie) Dunn and Carole (Norman) Roe; uncles and aunts, Leslie Smith, Lynette Dunn Nastasi and Hieu Nguyen, Raila Jacobson and Steve Wilson, Shawnda and Tom Giorgi, Dionne and Brian Oosterman, Yesica Marin, Andy Nastasi, Scott and Mary Falconberry, and Tom and Bev Henderson; many cousins, and special friends, Joey, Garrett, Steven, Cody, Luke, Andrew, Kat, Brody, Tyler, Eddie, Sean, Dillon F, Dillon W, Jon, Jean, and many more.​ He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank Farrugia and Dianna Cook and Aunt Annie.​ The family will welcome friends on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 2 – 4 PM and 6 -8 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI and also on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Oscoda Baptist Church.​ A service to memorialize Dohnovan will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1 PM at the Oscoda Baptist Church, Pastor David Dudenhofer presiding.​ Interment will follow the service in Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery.​ Memorial contributions can be made to the Oscoda Wurtsmith Air Museum You may offer your condolences online at ​ ​ ​


Memorial contributions can be made to the Oscoda Wurtsmith Air Museum


Pinecrest Cemetery, Oscoda, Michigan


Our hearts go out to the family of a young man that we will greatly miss. Our thoughts and prayers are for comfort, peace and many fond memories. God bless you all.
My prayers are with you all at this time. Dohnovan was a great kid he always had a great smile. Much love to you all
— Crystal and Will Collier and family
Dear beloved Dohnovan, You were an inspiration but not just to me but many others. You’ve been there to pick people up when they fell down, you’ve been there to make sure everyone is satisfied and happy. I always thought you were the coolest guy ever with your cool fancy rings, Your talented guitar playing, and your music choice was just spot on. I’m gonna miss so much about you. Every night I pray will be for you, everything great thing I achieve in life will be thanks to you, every good thing that happens to anyone from this point out is a big thank you too you. You’ve opened up reality for so many people you brought joy into everyone’s eyes. We feel your soul touching our hearts every time we think of you. You’ll never ever be forgotten you’ll always be remembered and loved by everyone. To the parents of this sweet, generous, joyful young man I’m sorry for your loss he’s going to be guiding you all through all the rough times you might have in life. He’s gonna be watching down making sure you all are taken care of to the best of his ability and the lord. The lord has received an angel he’s always been asking for and he definitely got the right one. I love you Dohnovan, no one should ever think less of you cause you’ve always gave more. If someone was happy he’d try to make them happier that was the best part of him he stood strong and would never give up he’s the definition of what America is about, we need more people like this outstanding young man. We all love you Dohnovan rest easy and see you soon ❤️
— Dillon Ward
Dohnovan was the kindest you man. He was always enthusiastic and greeted me with a firm hand shake "Hello Mr. Gute". HIs heart was genuine toward the Lord. He will be greatly missed by our congregation. Rest in peace Dohnovan. Family, Please accept my sincere condolences for you loss. However difficult on earth this is please take comfort that he is with Jesus.
— Martin Gute
My deepest sympathy to the Dunn and Newcomb family. Jessi the love you showered your baby brother with was a pleasure to watch as was his love for you and Kyrie.
My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all at this terrible time. God Bless you all and surround you with his white love of light.🙏🏻
— Ollie Simmons
My deepest condolences to the family of Donovan. He was quite a young man. Heaven has gained an awesome soul💜✝️💜May The Holy Spirit comfort you in you and encircle you with love.
— Gina Alvarez
Sending sincere condolences to Jessie and family from Izzy in Scotland
— Nellie Melba
Praying for strength for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you all loved Dohnovan. God bless you all
— Nicole Jurgens
I am so sorry for your loss. For everyone involved you are in my heart and prayers! Big hugs, loves, and prayers!!
Very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers!
— Angela
My prayers and healing for Donovan‘s entire family. What an unbelievable loss. Thinking of you Mary Ann and John
— Mary Ann Kotylo
Dear Jenny, Jessie,
Beloved Grandparents and family,
May faith and love sustain you now and in the days ahead.
Grief never ends; but it changes.
It's a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness;. Nor a place of faith.

It is the price of love.
Love you.
— Joanie
We are praying you find some consolation in this loss. Our hearts are with you

Love, Jack Murray and Mary Gregory
— Mary
Jessi and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and forever.
From the deepest place in our hearts we are sending love and prayers to all who had the privilege to share In Dohnovan’s life. May the love of family and friends comfort you at this difficult time and may Gods love and mercy provide you light in the darkest moments.
Our deepest condolences,
Johnna, John, Logan and Kiah Gorman
— Johnna Gorman
May God welcome Dohnovan into heaven into the company of the Saints, where tears are no more, and suffering and pain are over.
I pray for the entire family to have strength during this difficult time.
May the Lord God bless you all.
— Joseph Weghorst
I'm so sorry for the loss of your son Dohnovan, my prayers to your family in this difficult time.
— Ashlynne
Jenny, Jessi and family, I am so very sorry for the family’s loss. God has received a very special angel.
— Annette & BJ
Jessi and family I give you my most heart felt sympathy. Dohnovan will always be
close by always looking down on you and comforting you from heaven❤😇
— Sherry Mackay
Dear Jenny, Jessi, Carole and family, we send our Love and prayers to all of you! Dohnovan was a wonderful young christian man who lived for the Lord! You could see it in anything he did! He smiled every time you were around him. We will miss his hugs, but know he's hugging Jesus now and we look forward to the day when we will meet up with this wonderful fun loving young man that you all had a part in raising him to be that beautiful person he was here on earth! He was like one of own son's, and Tom and I will truly miss him! We know that he is resting in Gods arms. What a blessing he was and will be in our hearts forever!
— Tom & Mary Bell
My prayers go out to the family. I remember talking with Dohnovan during activity at Camp. His passion for cars, the military, and for his relationship with the Lord showed. What a great young man.
— Shaq (Seahawk) Mack
I don’t have words. Dohnovan always had a smile on his face and made everyone feel welcome & cared about. He definitely had a gift for making me laugh and would often bring many good questions & comments to our Bible Studies. I have so many great memories of Dohnovan that I will cherish. He will be so incredibly missed here on earth, but I take great comfort in knowing that Dohnovan is home with his Savior. 🤍
— Natalie Wood
Jessi & family,I’m so so sorry to hear about the shocking sudden lost of your brother dohnovan,Only god knows why he was taken away so soon,But just comfort to know that your family has a lot of support & love out here,Love you guys,Take care💜🌷.
— Gia
Jessie, I am so sorry for the loss of your little brother. My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out you, your family, and his friends.
— The Ministry of Truth KMK
Jenny and family, I am very sorry for your loss and will pray for you and your family.
— Crystal Schimmer
Jenny, Carol, Jessi, and family. Our heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. We have such good memories of Donovan at Day Camp. Staying close to Vi Maki, listening to Missionary Stories from Cheryl Johnson, Crafts, Canoeing, and trying to get him to eat & dress faster. He had the best smile & heart of anyone we knew. So many good memories. He is now in the hands of the Lord hugging with Vi. May God be your strength in the coming days.
— Sharron & Jim Alexander
Love One Another. Forgive.
— Alexandra Feoderovna
The loss of this amazing young man is utter devastation. Donovan, as I knew him, was such a very polite boy. The truly genuine and deep love from his mother, sister, and Grandparents, the incredible bonds they shared through love and faith, helped to secure Donovan as a loving , intelligent and faith based individual. May your faith stay the course until the time that you will reunite in our Lords Kingdom. May our Lord guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus . Philippians 4:6,7 ❤️🙏🏻❤️
— Paula Buckmeier
Dear Dunn and Newcome family, My Husband and I are ( were) a strangers to Dohnovan. We both are eyewitnesses to the the senseless tragedy that took his young life as he crossed with the right of way. We have given extensive statements to MSP and are at your disposal and that of your representation.

I want you to know that he had a big 'ol smile on his face and was enjoying his bike ride; and that we, followers of christ. (and other good samaritans) were with him. Dohnovan was not alone, and God gave him the peace that surpasses all understanding in his time of passing.

After reading his lengthy, loving obituary we feel like we now know him and will honor his memory. My Husband, Jon, is a professional musician in the metro Detroit area. When he is able to start gigging again (after the pandemic), he promises to rock out a Metallica tune just for Dohnovan at every gig.

You are my first prayer in the morning and my last in the evening. My God grant you comfort in this grief you will will pass through, and ultimately healing.
— Julie Ann Groh and Jon Daniel Johnson Waterford, Michigan
Jenny, I am so sorry for your loss. Dohnovan was great example of Christ. I am keeping you in my payers.
— Mary Morse
My heart cry with yours...there are no words to express the sadness. Dohnovan will be deeply missed but I pray that the memories that bring tears now may one day bring smiles and laughter...his love, a funny moment, the sound of his voice, his hug. I will be praying this Native American prayer for you all...

I Give You This One Thought

I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone –
I am with you still – in each new dawn.

With much love!
— Princella Graham
Jenny ..Jessi.. My prayers ..thoughts...and love go out to your family in this tragic time..
R.I.P. young man.
— J1
Jessi and Family, I am so very sorry. I did not know Dohnovan knew Jesus (I'm a new acquaintance of Jessi's), but now it all makes sense that he was LIT UP with the joy & love of the Lord!! His beautiful, happy face and gentle spirit that came right through even videos, are a testament to who lived in his heart. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, and I know, that I know, that he is with the King of Kings in glory. I love you. 💜
— Brandy Ferreira
The loss of a child is never easy. I pray that the Lord will surround you with his love and care during this time and the years to come. Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Dear Jenny and Family,
My heart is with you as you go through this hardest of times. I remember darling Dohnovan as a preschooler, his beautiful eyes and the biggest smile, his sweet personality and spirit. I remember his wonderful supportive family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Ms. Peggy
— Peggy Liddell
I greatly appreciated the time I got to spend with Dohnovan. He showed great heart of care for others. We are richer for having known him and are grieved to have to go on without him here. Grateful for your love for the Lord and the hope we have that you are experiencing abundant life with Jesus right now.
— Chris Olson
We never had the pleasure of meeting Dohnovan, but based on what we have read, he was an extraordinary young man. My wife and I cannot imagine the incredible pain of losing a child at such a young age.

We hope that knowing that people you have never met are sharing in your loss might provide a small degree of comfort at this terribly difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
— Bob and Jill Wilke
Prayers to u all family & friends he was a handsome young man a beautiful soul im sorry for ur loss
— The Nordstrom family
May God grant you the peace of God that passes all understanding and keep you cradled in his arms!
Peace and love be with you and family at this most difficult time!
— Pat Coleman

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