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Jamie Paul Kern


Jamie passed away August 27, 2022 at  Mountain Vista Hospital at the age of 42. Jamie was born in Des Moines, IA but moved to Mesa, AZ when he was 15.
He attended Apache Junction High School; Al Collins School of Art & Music Recording at Mesa Community College. He spent the remainder of his life doing what he loved the most. Combining art, music & writing into amazing lyrics, rhymes & beats.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Bill & Frances Hutchinson; aunts, Sue & Connie Hutchinson; & uncle, Roger Hutchinson, Sr.
His life work was his art & recording music at his KSR Studio and posting on YouTube.
He is survived by mother, Glenna Kern; father, James Kern Sr.; half brother, James Kern, Jr.; half sister, Becky Boatwright; & son, Kayel Drummond; uncle, Bill Hutchinson; countless number of great uncles, great aunts, nieces, nephews & cousins; and many friends that have been a great comfort during this difficult time.
A memorial/celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022  at Red Mountain Park, Eagles Ramada, Mesa, AZ at 11:00 A.M. Brown Road entrance.