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Xavier M. Holyfield

May 20, 1987 - May 6, 2023

Burial Date May 15, 2023

In keeping with his wishes, Xavier was cremated. A memorial service will be hosted by his family and friends at a later date.

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Xavier Mychel Holyfield, 36, departed this earth unexpectedly on May 6, 2023, in Charleston, WV.

He was born in Clarksburg on May 20, 1987, a son of Irene M. Johnson Simpson and Ernest Wade Holyfield, both of Clarksburg.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his daughter, Aijah Marie Holyfield, who affectionately called him “Papi”; two brothers, DOD Civil Servant Carlos Simpson and his wife Clare of England and Asa Anderson of Clarksburg; paternal grandmother, Joanne Holyfield; former partner, Eric Poling, with whom he established a home for Aijah; uncle, Anthony Holyfield and his wife Lisa; four aunts, Ernestine Barnett and her husband Daryl, Dawnna Hill, Donella Hill and Emogene Johnson; nieces and nephew, Mya, Kai and Chantelle; one great-niece; as well as several cousins.

Xavier was preceded in death by his baby brother, Anthony Creed Holyfield; maternal grandparents, Violet Johnson and Brady Crawford; and paternal grandfather, Ernest Holyfield.

Xavier graduated from Robert C. Byrd High School Class of 2005 and attended Marshall University. He was a kind and friendly young man with an infectious smile. In all his relationships as a son, brother, father or friend, his love and concern for you was always known. In his recent time at Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home in Charleston, as well as his place of employment at First Watch Restaurant, people were quick to speak of his solid work ethic, leadership qualities, and fervent desire to complete this transitional period.

GONE TOO SOON. Xavier will certainly be missed but his memory will live on in stories and the hearts and minds of his family and friends. He will be remembered, not for his struggles, but for his humor, smile, and his gentle nature.

In keeping with his wishes, Xavier was cremated.

A memorial service will be hosted by his family and friends at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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