Jeffrey "Jeff" David Borlase, age 43, of 1228 Orchard Road, Deep Gap, passed away, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his residence.

Our parents never got the chance to live for themselves because they were always living for us. We can find comfort in the fact that they were each other’s true loves and that they are still together, looking down on us and grieving with and for us, but not in pain. Dad dedicated himself to working hard to provide for our family, but never missed a chance to hug us, tell us he loved us, leave a cute note on our windshield, come to a sporting event, or tell us he was proud of us. Dad led by example when he loved with whole heart, unconditionally, encouraging us to chase after God’s calling while supporting us in every aspiration. From the first day of his high school summer job, Dad knew he had met the woman he would spend the rest of his life with. And he did. He fell in love with good reason as Mom had to grow up way too fast, but allowed us to grow up slow. She was the most patient, forgiving, selfless person who would give too much of herself to make sure not only her children and family were okay, but also friends, strangers, and animals. Her life was devoted to praying, advocating for, and unconditionally loving her children. Jeff and Tanya were always an incredible joy to their parents, and always a source of pride. Every life who encountered our parents was left impacted, inspired, and changed. Our parents made the world better and we hope to continue that legacy, loving people, fiercely and reaching hearts for Jesus.

Jeff is survived by his children, Taylor, Kaya, Alexis, Meseret, Tristan, Eli, Steven, and Melaku Borlase, all of Deep Gap; his mother, Kathy Brown and her husband Mike of Carbondale, Illinois; his father, Gary Borlase of Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Matthew Borlase and wife Breanna of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Sherri Perkins and husband Tim of Lebanon, Missouri; his maternal grandfather, Donald Alexander of Summerville, Georgia; four nieces, Charlie Jane, Codie, Callie, Hanidee, and seven nephews, Carter, Cooper, Cohen, Colton, Corbin, Hayden, and Huxson

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Bobbie Alexander, and paternal grandparents, Edward and Lee Borlase.

Funeral services for Jeffrey "Jeff" David Borlase will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2019, at 2:00 o'clock, at Alliance Bible Fellowship. Officiating will be Pastor Pastor William Kranz and Pastor Brett Gray.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, following the funeral service, at Alliance Bible Fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund for the family, established by Blowing Rock Parks & Rec, in care of Autumn, PO Box 47, Blowing Rock North Carolina, 28605 (Please make checks payable to Alexis Borlase), or to the MSC Education Fund, in care of Manhatten Supply Company, 525 Harbour Place, Davidson, North Carolina, 28036.

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