Zach Grap, age 25, of Snellville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017. He is survived by his father, Mike D. Grap; mother, Patti Ragan and husband, Mike of Snellville, GA; grandfathers, Roger Grap of Connersville, IN, and Russ Tyson, Jr. of Sevierville, TN; brother, Justin M. Grap of Boston, MA; aunt, Terri Carter of Cumming, GA; uncle, Russell Tyson, III and wife, Melissa; uncle, Herbert Ragan of Snellville, GA; aunt, Danna Cooper of Conyers, GA; aunt, Marie Blackstock of Covington, GA; cousins, Shelby Tyson of Huntsville, AL, Penny Blackstock of, Loganville, GA, Amanda Carter and Morgan Carter of Cumming, GA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Josh Morris officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30043. 770-277-4550. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Zach to one of the following, Operation One Voice, P.O. Box 704, Hoschton, GA 30548, American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097 or Lawrenceville Police Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 2200, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss Mike. I know how proud you were of him and how much you loved him. I hope the lord will wrap his arms around you and ease the pain. I love you like a brother and if you need anything at all call me.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had the words to comfort your family, but I don’t. I don’t think there are any words that would suffice for a time like this. I am praying that God will give you answers, peace, and understanding. Much love?

  3. Zach
    I will miss seeing you joking and goofing around at the pool at your moms. We love you and will miss you. Praying for the family

  4. I am so sorry for your loss, Grap. May the peace that passes all understanding comfort you. I pray The Holy Spirit wraps His arms around you and that He will see you through. I am here if you need anything at all! Love you!!!

  5. R.I.P. sweet Zach…..Prayers for your family and friends……Never forget you and your freckles and that mohawk you had when I first met you. Will miss you……..

  6. R.I.P Zach prayers for your family n all of ur friends….Never forget how u made people laugh n smile wen they where having a bad day we are all going to miss u its not a goodbye its see u later.

  7. Zack I remember meeting you at sky collision when I hit that deer then found out you knew the Cunningham family. You was always sweet and kind prayers for your family and friends RIP

  8. Patti, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  9. Patti, I’m sending you my love and prayers. If you need anything, please ask. Don’t carry this alone.

  10. Patti, I am so very sorry. I know your heart is breaking – broken. Your mind is torn and confused. You are reeling. All of those feelings are okay. And however long you feel them is okay, too.
    Know that even though it may feel that God has left you or turned away from you, He has not. You are still imprinted in His hand and He is mourning with You. Turn to Him and receive His comfort.
    If I could, I’d be in the ATL tomorrow. Until I can get together with you, know that I am praying for you and grieving with you. Tell Mike to give you a big hug and imagine that’s from me.
    Love you, Girl.

  11. There are no words that can bring you comfort. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  12. My heart goes out to Zach’s family and friends. I hope you can feel the strength and love within the community and how much his friends loved Zach. Remember him with fond memories!. An angel watching down on all of you hoping only the best for each and every one.

  13. Patti,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain. My heart is breaking for you. My prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Patti,

    My heart breaks for you!! With all my heart that is heavy and soul I pray for your peace and comfort & healing during this difficult time. ❤️

  15. Patti,
    Please know that I am keeping you and the entire family in my prayers. There are no words that I can say that will help, I know, but please let me know if you want to talk or need anything and I’ll be there.

  16. Patti, I’m so sorry for your loss! Loosing a child is the most difficult and traumatic event that a Mother has to endure. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartache and the pain you feel right now. Please, know that you were a wonderful and fantastic Mother. You were always there for him; listening with an open heart and mind. You taught him that he could come to you whenever he needed you. You provided the love, support, and guidance for him to grow into the man he is today. Sometimes, it’s difficult for our children to discuss the things that are hurting or bothering them, things that are going on in their life and world causing grief and great pain. Our children don’t want their parents to know they are in such pain. Never doubt yourself that you failed him at all. You are a fantastic mother. A Mother, that showed love, compassion, comfort, respect and taught him to dream and work hard for whatever he desired. He loved you so very much. My deepest sympathy my sweet friend. Please let me know if you need anything. My continued thoughts and prayers will be with you, your family, friends and many loved ones. Hugs surround you and give you comfort and peace as the days go forward. ❤️

  17. Mike & Patty~
    We are so sorry for the loss of your precious son. Please know that you and your sweet family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Phil & Vickie Robinson

  18. May you find comfort in knowing that so many folks have you in their prayers! My heart is breaking at the thought of your Sons young life that has left this earth long before it’s due. May our Lord bless you and keep you, and provide the support you need to get through these weeks, months and years to come. With deepest sympathy.

  19. I don’t know Zach, but I do know some of his friends. May he Rest In Peace as my condolences are with the family.

  20. Patti,
    So much I could say about good memories with you and with Zach. So glad you have been a part of our lives. Know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    Richie and Barbara

  21. My condolences are with your entire family, blood or not. I hope you can all find some kind of peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering or fighting battles within himself. We may never understand why this happened, but know that he is always watching over you ❤?? #LL

  22. Prayers for you during this sad time. May God comfort you and give you peace in the coming days and years.

  23. Mike & Patti, I’m so sorry! I wish I could take away your pain. The 5 years, Zach was part of our family means so much to all of us. He brought so much laughter into our lives. Thru the ups & downs, at the end of the day, we knew how much he loved our daughter. Zach will always have a special place in our hearts. We pray for peace & comfort for you both. Love, David, Darlene & Alexis.

  24. Dear Patti and Family,

    Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart of Zach!

    With deepest sympathy!

    Gary & Tracey Harris

  25. Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace in this hour of need and pain. Please let me know if you need anything. Bless you.

  26. Patti and Mike, we watched him grow from a little bitty fellow with the biggest smiles, to the cute preteen and then kept up with you as he blossomed into the handsome young man…our hearts are broken for you and no words seem to express the grief… Seems like yesterday he was running in my door looking for Steven… and all I can picture is that mischievous smile and sly grin that he was up to something! Please know our entire family, (all 14 of us now) But as a family, the Showalters are praying for your family… We love you… Debb, Michael, Ryan & fam, Kyle & fam, Daniel, Steven & Marissa.

  27. “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) I cannot imagine the pain that your family is going through right now. God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious son, brother nephew and friend will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of losing him ever again. This is a promise from God! (Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5)

  28. Mike, so sorry for your loss. I will be praying the lords wraps his arms around you and you find peace and comfort. Zach, was a handsome boy. Now hes with Jesus, you’ll see your boy again. God Bless., Sherry

  29. Mike, you have worked for many years to serve and protect the city. Our hearts go out to you in this time of loss. God be with you and your family to provide comfort and peace.

  30. Mike, I’m sorry for your loss. I wish I had the words to comfort and ease the pain. I personably didn’t know Zach but we are all family and we are all praying for you and your family. I pray that God gives you comfort and peace in your heart.

  31. My condolences to family. Please draw comfort in the promise that the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 1 Corinthians 15:26.

  32. Mike and Patti, just learned of the passingly of Zac. I am so very sorry. The loss of your son is heartbreaking . I remember Zac as a little boy, always smiling and wanting to help me in the yard. Full of questions all the time. I will always have happy memories of him and you all. My prayers are with you both and again I am soo very sorry.

  33. Zach I love and miss you so much. You broke this old man’s heart. I got your Skippy truck engine fixed and had old Skippy painted. You would love it. I will keep your truck until I die and then it will become your brother Justin’s truck.
    Love Dad

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