In a message sent to the public on Twitter, Michigan political consultant Jeff Timmer and his wife acknowledged the death of their son Mekbul.
Timmer is a senior advisor to The Lincoln Project, which tweeted the message. The Lincoln Project is an anti-Trump Republican organisation.
It said, “We are grieved by the untimely passing of our youngest child. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.” Mekbul Timmer, a high school senior, was adored and respected by everyone he came into contact with, even his teachers. I beg of you, please, simply love your children and those near to you. Jeff and Mattie Timmer made the claim.
Jeff Timmer has a Twitter profile that says, “Strategist. Michigan. The first GOPer. At Project Lincoln, he’s a senior adviser and co-founder. He also co-hosts A Republic, If You Can Keep It. Skilled in being a smartass.
The family of Timmer wrote a very long obituary that was shared by Lehman Funeral Homes. His parents, three sisters, and one brother are all still alive, as well as “more people who loved him than there are stars in the sky.”
Our thoughts are with the Timmer family. The Lincoln Project asks that you respect their privacy at this time. pic.twitter.com/uK1DAzWtLk
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) March 7, 2022
“Our sympathies are with the Timmer family,” the Lincoln Project tweeted. Please respect the privacy of The Lincoln Project at this time.
— Jeff Timmer (@jefftimmer) March 11, 2022
The cause of death was not made public. He had a Facebook account, but only one old picture can be seen on it.
The Lincoln Project is “a major pro-democracy group in the United States – committed to the preservation, protection, and defence of democracy,” according to its website.
“The Lincoln Project is a political action committee (PAC) that was founded in December 2019 by a group of former Republican political strategists with the goal of defending democracy from Donald Trump’s populist nationalistic ideals and agenda, as well as his allies in Congress and the far-right media,” according to the website.
The outpouring of love and sympathy we have received are giving us the moments of grace we need to navigate this unspeakable grief. To everyone who has reached out to us in any small way, we thank you. @jefftimmer
— Mattie Timmer (@MattieTimmer) March 8, 2022
“The outpouring of love and sympathy we have received are providing us the moments of grace we need to manage this unimaginable pain,” Jeff Timmer’s wife, Mattie, said on Twitter. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us in whatever form.”
After his son’s death, Jeff Timmer put a photo of him on his Facebook profile without remark. Mattie Timmer followed suit.
“At school, I miss his bright face and constant laughter. I’ll always remember how much fun he was in class with his humour and charisma. This year, I only saw him for a few seconds each day, but his grin was always bright and infectious! On her Facebook page, a friend commented, “Love to your family.”
Another friend said that Mek was a “beautiful person.” Mek will be missed by many. That smile alone could make a room bright. Sending more prayers of comfort. Another person said, “He’s a wonderful, kind, caring, funny, sweet, talented young man. I love him.” It hurts us to send our love
Many people also noticed his smile. 🙂 “We all love your smile so much! One person wrote: “That’s how he will always be in our hearts.”
Another person wrote: “My heart goes out to you and your family for the tragic loss of your son. I am so sorry.” May the Lord give your family strength and comfort as you mourn his death and celebrate his life.