Zavier Johnson Kosemund, 17, of Shawnee, died Oct. 17, 2011, at a local hospital following a long battle with brain cancer.


Zavier Johnson Kosemund, 17, of Shawnee, died Oct. 17, 2011, at a local hospital following a long battle with brain cancer.
He was born July 26, 1994, to Michael and Brandi Kosemund in Shawnee.
He was a student at Shawnee High School.
Zavier was an active member of the Shawnee Youth Coalition.
He loved playing football, basketball, soccer and even enjoyed practicing softball with his sisters. Zavier was a great big brother to his four sisters. He set the groundwork by introducing them to sports, drawing, origami, reading, writing short stories, mythology, showing them how to build with Legos and teaching them shortcuts to PS3 games. He even showed them how to defend themselves in case boys bothered them. As a son, he was a parent’s dream. Zavier cared about his family and was kind and considerate to everyone. When cancer confined him to a bed, he still was concerned when a family member had gotten sick.
Zavier had struggled with brain cancer most of his life, but doctors were not aware of it until he had severe seizures Oct. 17, 2010. This started a year-long battle with glioblastoma stage 4. Zavier knew his tumors were terminal, but stayed positive. He still played basketball and soccer with his sisters just weeks after his surgeries. In Zavier’s final days, he was still trying to make sure his sisters were cared for. Zavier was a special person and we were all very lucky to have him in our lives.
He is survived by his father and mother, Michael and Brandi Kosemund; sisters, Avery, Kai, Micah, and Olivia Kosemund; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins from both sides of the family; estranged members, brother, Gage Kosemund, sister, Brianna Billy, and father, Travis Johnson.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Danny Cavett, chaplain at Children’s Hospital, officiating.
Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook online, go to www.walkerfuneral.com.