of Ypsilanti, Michigan, age 43, died Monday, May 13, 2024, from injuries due to a motorcycle accident. He was born August 7, 1980, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Cyrus “Cy” & Rowena May (Beebe) AtLee.

Jason graduated from Chelsea High School in 1999. He worked for 17 years as Zingerman's Mail Order Manager. Jason earned his motorcycle mechanics license and was looking forward to starting his own business. He loved dogs, enjoyed photography, pinstriping, playing in several bands, and especially found joy in motorcycle riding. He considered the Washtenaw Alano Club his family. J always made himself available to help others with an open hand and loved to be funny and make people laugh.

In addition to his parents, Jason is survived by two brothers, Brian (Rebecca) AtLee of Marion, Ohio, Aaron (Kate) Dunigan AtLee of Ft. Collins, Colorado; a sister, Sarah (Wesley) Saulsbury of Pittsburgh; several nieces and nephews; and his ex-wife, Shevaun Wacker, and her son Colin Wacker.  He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tatum Lynn Baillie, and his grandparents, Cyrus York & Megan AtLee, and Allen & Donna Marie Beebe.

 Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, 2024, 3:00 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea, with Pastor Mark Hendricks and Nate Perkins officiating. The family received friends Friday, May 17, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, and Saturday, before the service from 2 - 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washtenaw Alano Club, 995 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

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#10 Megan Foldenauer 2024-05-18 13:25
J came into my art supply shop & asked if i’d sell his stickers. I didn’t hesitate! Thereafter he was a regular who’d come in and hang out for hours, stalking about art, showing me his stuff… it was very special. His stickers are still up at the shop (although there aren’t many left!) and it won’t be the same without him. I’m so sad I didn’t get to know him longer.
#9 Howard Usitalo 2024-05-17 11:47
Jason was an incredible man and friend. He and his dog Scooby lived with us for almost a year in the early 2000’s.Our friendship was never wavering and Jane and I loved him dearly. A great loss to his many friends and family
#8 Rebecca Miller 2024-05-16 22:28
Thanks for every minute. Keep enjoying the ride.
#7 Jen Castillo 2024-05-16 15:14
J was an amazing person. He reached out to me and helped me through a very dark period. He cared about people, and he took time to show it. I still can’t believe he’s gone.
#6 Sarah Earl 2024-05-16 10:09
I met Jay over 20 years ago. He was one of the first people I met when I came to Ann Arbor. He was so genuine and so kind and so helpful to everyone he met. Jay you’re going to be so missed by so many people.
#5 Marilyn and Ron Mead 2024-05-16 10:07
We are so saddened to learn of Jason’s untimely passing. We knew him over many years and although he had many ups and downs he had found a good path to navigate his journey. Jason demonstrated kindness and caring for others in his life. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all at this time.
#4 Dave Altherr 2024-05-16 09:13
Just a few words J was a
very good friend to me and
I'll always cherish the time
we shared, A blessing to me
and so many others... See you
on the other side my friend.
#3 Joy Stonehouse 2024-05-16 08:29
Dear Cy and family,
My heart goes out to you all on the loss of your son.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
#2 Rico Womble 2024-05-16 07:36
I find it hard to accept this as reality. J was a great person to work with and for. He had a way of making you feel seen and heard that not many people could. He knew when to sit back and just listen and he knew when to say just the thing you needed to get you back on track. His calm presence was always welcome in the chaos of the holiday. Every time I saw J after leaving ZMO, he would hug me like family. It was always comforting to know that I was always welcome and in his eyes I was always good. You will be missed J.
#1 Rebecca Baillie 2024-05-15 19:53
Hug our little girl J Bird. You were a big part of my life and you helped a lot of people.

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