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Lessly “Count” Fisher, Sr., age 92 of Grand Rapids, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015. Count had worked as a bailiff for the Kent County Friend of the Court, had been the Chief of Police for the Village of Idlewild, served as a union representative for Musicians Local, was a talented jazz musician and drummer, and was featured on the History Makers and has works recorded with the Library of Congress.

Count was preceded in death by his parents, Seaser & Ruby Fisher, and four brothers. Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Lois;  his children, Darlene Parham, Lessly Fisher Jr., Marva Armstrong, Ralph Trotter, Ronald Trotter, Richard (Pat) Trotter, Rodney Trotter, and Reginald Trotter;  sixteen  grandchildren;  twenty-seven great-grandchildren;  and two  great-great grandchild.

Memorial Gathering will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue S.E. Grand Rapids (one block west of Eastern Avenue).

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Sylvia Trotter Almestica on November 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Rest in peace Grandfather enjoy your journey! You are now free !

  2. Lessly Fisher III on November 26, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Love you grandpa, you will forever be missed!

  3. Eric Zank on November 26, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    My heart goes out to his whole family becuase you all was a part of my family,adopted mom Im trying to get my family to be there Sunday To help remember him and help in anyway we can i know hes dancing with the angels and hanging with my real dad and looking down on us and trying to show us everything will be alright

  4. Ashley Carrington-Hampton on November 27, 2015 at 2:56 am

    My condolences! Count and Eve made a tremendous impact on life and I am forever grateful. He will be deeply missed and forever in my heart!!

  5. randy wallace on December 8, 2015 at 1:23 am

    My deepest condolences and love that our living God will bring you peace until youre all reunited.

    Kind regards,
    Randy Wallace

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