Amy “AJ” Slater, 47, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Amy was born October 14, 1969 to Robert and CeVene (Neill) Slater in Du Quion, IL.
As an undergraduate, Amy attended Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Education was extremely important; earning three Master’s Degrees in Counseling, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. Amy served as the coordinator of Campus Life and Leadership from 2005 to 2017 at MCC Blue River. Amy was an advocate of the LGBTQ community.
Amy and Tasha were united as partners on September 21, 2001 in Springfield, IL. Amy enjoyed helping other people, spending time outdoors, but spending time with family meant the world to Amy. Especially spending time with their son, Jayden.
Survived by partner, Tasha Slater of Blue Springs, MO; son, Jayden Slater, of Blue Springs, MO; mother, CeVene Slater of Midland, TX; brother, Neill Slater and his wife, Ana of Midland, TX; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Robert Slater.
The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO. Funeral services will follow starting at 6:00 p.m., at the chapel. The family is asking that memorial contributions be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Autism Department to honor Amy’s selfless service to the community and honor their son Jayden. Please direct contributions to Children’s Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64108. Memories of Amy and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.