Michael Jesse Ackley

Michael Jesse Ackley, 33, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.  He was a native and resident of Hampton.  Jesse worked as a cook for County Grill in Hampton.

Jesse was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rhonda (Ronnie) Lupyon.  He is survived by his companion of three years, Audrey Lusby; daughters, Jessica Ackley, Ava Earney, and Alaia Ackley; mother, Billie Gunter (Butch); father, Jim Ackley; sister Caitlyn Ackley; brother, Tyler Perry; grandfather, Bill Collins; and grandmother, Iris Desimone. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A reception will be held after the service at 307 Ashland Court, Newport News, VA 23606.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Angela Ford

    This young man was truly loved as a child Jesse and my children was best friends and never lost contact we will truly miss you son. We understand that God needs he’s Angel’s Back we love you from the Atkins Family.

  2. Daniel Levy

    He was a incredible person, friend and inevitably the first person to ask “how can I help?”.I have only known Jesse a few short years but he made you feel like you were a lifelong friend. He did everything with a passion and he would light up like a Christmas tree anytime he spoke about the girls in his life. They were his life and he was quick to share his pride of them with everyone. He will be missed.

  3. Darleen Matthews

    Although this hits extremely hard the world has truly been a better place having Jesse in it. I met him as a teenager (hearing about him alot prior to meeting) as he was a close knit friend to my sons, a brother; I began to know him & he became my son, anytime & everytime we bumped into one another it was always love, I will miss the hugs & conversations. My sincerest condolences to his family & beautiful babies. May we all cherish the memories & time we got to spend with him. John 5:28,29

  4. Carlos Edgcombe

    Jimbo I am so sorry for your loss I can’t even imagine what you’re going through may God be with you in your time of need

  5. Melissa Tucker

    Sending prayers for Jesse’s family. We are so very sorry. Jesse was such a wonderful friend and we will always cherish those wonderful memories of all the camping trips we had you. Until we meet again. Love Michael and Melissa Tucker (21 1/2 ) Jesse gave me that nickname!!

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