Mizael Gapi

December 6, 2001 - August 11, 2022

Mizael Gapi, 20, of West Union, Ohio passed away on Thursday August 11, 2022 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born December 6, 2001 in Wilmington. He is preceded by one son, Branson Gapi; grandfathers: Ronny Stone, David Robinson and Fidel Gapi; one uncle, Jason Robinson and one great aunt, Angela Baker.

Mizael is survived by wife, Cherith Gapi of West Union; two daughters: Avery Gapi of Sardinia and Kyla Gapi of West Union; one son, Rylan Bell of West Union; mother, Amber Stone of Hamilton; father, Miseal Gapi of Savannah, Georgia; four sisters: Sasha (Hunter) Conley of West Union, Lauren Stone of West Union, Alawna Fernandez of Hamilton and Nahomy Gapi of Savannah, Georgia; two brothers: Daniel Fernandez of Sardinia and Josh Riley of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky; three bonus brothers: Ethan Saunders of West Union, Kana Stivers of Sardinia and Weston Browning of Peebles; one niece, Kaidence McAllister of West Union; maternal grandmother, Scheri Brush of Peebles; paternal grandmother, Maria Coatzozan of Mexico; several aunts and uncles: Jeremiah Beckett of Peebles, Danielle (Matt) Albright of Hillsboro, Josh (Brianna) Stone of Peebles, Brittany Stone of Wilmington, Silvia (Ricardo) Gapi of Savannah, Georgia, Samuel (Andrea) Gapi of Mexico, Virginia (Ciro) Gapi of Mexico and Elda Gapi of Mexico; numerous cousins: Makayla Stone of Wilmington, Zaiden Cramer of Wilmington, Maddox House of Wilmington, Quinley House of Wilmington, Keirra Albright of Hillsboro; bonus family: Wade, Misty, Blake, Tony and Caleb Saunders of West Union and Neal, Staci, Conner and Hayden Browning of Peebles as well as several more aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

There are many wonderful things about Mizael.  He touched so many lives in so many ways.  He will be remembered as a son, husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and outdoorsman. He loved God, he held onto his faith and always trusted the lord to answer his prayers. He made our lives a little more special.  In these times our family is going through so many emotions.  The gift of Mizael’s life is in our memories and stories.  He is a part of who we are today.  So today, tomorrow, and many years to come please share those memories and stories to keep the gift of Mizael’s life alive.


The public visitation is 12-2 PM Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 2 PM Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated. Pastor Danny Lambert will officiate.

The public interment is at Cherry Fork Cemetery, State Route 136, West Union, Ohio 45618.

In Lieu of flowers please make memorial donations can be made to:

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated

P.O. Box 5, West Union, Ohio 45693



Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


Robin Lucas - Aug 20, 2022
Mizael was a troubled young man but I really liked him. He was always so pleasant and respectful to my family. Mizael had a God given sports talent. Although he didn’t know it, I tried so hard to work with his principals to keep him in sports. God rest his soul and look after his wife and children. 😢