William "Billy" Seidle of
Harrisonburg, Virginia went peacefully to be with
the Lord on April 23, 2014. He was only 27 years
Billy was born October 3, 1986 in New Jersey, but
grew up in Madison, Virginia and graduated from
Madison High School.
He was a beloved member of his community and from
early on was active in volunteer and outreach
programs supporting wounded veterans and troops, and
advocating for the homeless, troubled youth and
those less fortuntate. He graduated from Eastern
Mennonite University with a Bachelor's degree in
Social Work. During his years at EMU, he made many
friends but especially loved interacting with
international students and had the opportunity to
travel to China in 2008. All of his jobs since
graduation involved helping others with physical,
mental or emotional handicaps. Since 2010, he has
devoted his life to helping refugees from Eritrea
and Ethiopia and was a patient guide, nurturing
mentor and cherished member of the Habesha family.
He will be deeply mourned by friends and family.
Billy is survived by his mother and step-father,
Nancy Kane-Brock and George Brock; six siblings,
Joseph Kane, Nancy "Missy" Harrell (Charles), Kelly
Rhodes, Crystal Davis, Steven Seidle and Jason
Seidle; his sixteen nephews and nieces, Jalen,
Jasmine, Josiah and Xavier Kane, C.J. Spencer,
Nicky, Connor, Tyler and Madison Harrell, Nikayla
and Lucas Williams, Joseph Breeden, Jr., Dominik and
Cassidy Davis, Landon Seidle; his cousins, Norm and
Stacey Copsetta and his uncle, Edward Kane.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens,
Harrisonburg, VA with Pastor
Jeremy Poling officiating.
A reception will follow hosted by friends and EMU
classmates at the Dining Hall on the Eastern
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of