Nathan Aaron Mumford - lovingly known as Nate, Nath, Uncle Nate - was born December 18, 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio, the third of three children born to Forney L. and the late Karen E. Mumford (née Hamilton).
Nath was a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, class of 1997. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in 2003 from Morehouse College. During his college years Nate, worked with Doubletree Hotel in Atlanta, GA and was his first taste of corporate Sales. Upon graduation, he climbed the corporate ladder at Kinkos/FedEx Corp and the Washington Wizards where he received awards for top sales in tickets and suites in Washington D.C. before establishing the Karen E. Mumford (KEM) Cancer Foundation to memorialize his beloved mother and provide programs and services for cancer survivors and their caregivers - visiting the www.kemfoundation.org is a must to see the many programs he was instrumental in forming. He was the recipient of many awards and honors for his efforts. Through Foundation work Nate met the beautiful Camille and eventually they married May 18, 2013 at a lavish destination wedding in Fremont, Ohio. Camille was the love of Nate’s life and he often journaled he was thankful for her love, strength and acceptance of his health battles. Nath was a popular speaker for University Hospital, the Cleveland Cord Blood Center and Save the Cord Foundation based in Arizona. He was described as “bringing light and joy” into any room he enters!
Nate’s special joy was his time with family and friends - he was Uncle Nate to a host of younger cousins and god-children as well as a devoted member here at Olivet working with the youth ministry and parking lot ministry. At Bridge Church in Brooklyn, NY, he and Camille served as small group leaders for weekly Bible studies. Nate always expressed outward thanks and a smile for all and again journaled that he cherished time with his family mealtime especially when prepared by Grandma Swoope and his Dad’s cabbage and kale!
Nate leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Camille Janei; father, Forney L. Mumford; sister Kimberly McCallum (Duane); aunts - Sharon House (Bill), Cathryn Mumford; great uncle - James Jones; uncle - Eric Mumford (Lynn Toler); cousins - Rakim Jihaad (Kiz & son, Porter; daughter, Balance), Patrice aka Shelley Moore (Dereyck & daughter, Kennedy), Kareem aka Scotty Mumford, Jessica Robinson (sons: Jordan, Jarrod & Julian), Ihsaan aka Todd York (Kim & seven children); Michael Mumford (daughter, Orion); Eleanor Thomas (sons: Ethan, Nicholas & Jacinth); in-laws: Karole, grandmother; Carolyn, mother; Christa, auntie; Chandler (children: Carly, Connor & Camden), Charlie Rae - sisters & Christian, brother; special cousins - Irene Tucker, Sandra Blanchard, Karen Bolden (Al aka “Sugar” & daughter Kandra); James Jones, Jennifer Prayer (Jamie), Terry Jones; godchildren: Londyn, Nasir & Kelsey and, a host of other relatives and friends.
Nathan lead his life helping others and never putting himself first. This is our chance to return the favor to such an amazing man. We have set the goal to cover the immediate financial burden placed upon the family, but we are hoping to meet that goal many times over. We need to provide for the family that has always provided for everyone else.
Please share this campaign far and wide. Nathan's work will continue helping people, many whom he will have never met. This our chance to do like Nathan and help others.