Gordon Khonje

Mar 10, 1984 - Jan 15, 2021

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 East Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove , CA, 95624


GORDON KHONJE was born on March 10, 1984 at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in southern Africa to Stanley Khonje and Christina Zimba. He was the second born of five children, four boys and one girl. He went to Helemu and Maphisa Primary Schools from 1990 to 1996. In 1997 Gordon went to Ihlati High School where he graduated with a high school certificate in 2002. Thereafter he briefly went to a technical school in Zimbabwe but decided it did not work for him. In 2008 he came to California to pursue his dream of becoming an engineer. He enrolled for an Associate Degree in Engineering at American River College in Sacramento. Gordon died on 15 January 2021 at the age of 36 years.

He is survived by both parents, his maternal grandmother, his siblings Wilfred, Flora, Alex and Lerato and his two children Vanessa and Dylan. He also leaves behind several uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.

His favorite sport was soccer, which he played often. Gordon will be missed by his coworkers, friends and family.


  • Maudie says:

    My dude!!! I hella miss you man. I keep waiting to see you walk through the door. I see and hear you randomly in the house. Its gonna be weird to live without you, but I have faith you are in a better place and free of all these wordly worries. Till we meet again, I’ll forever love you “dude man”.

  • Ray Sisco says:

    Gordon! Wah wah wah wah!!! I’ll never find the words to express the tremendous impact you had in my life. I will forever hear your voice in my head offering words of encouragement, and reminding me not worry so much. You told me to cherish my loved ones, and lead by example showing all of us how we should treat those that matter most in life. Although I’m deeply saddened by your passing, I’m humbled by the memories of the great man that you are. I love you my brother. Until we meet again in the next existence, rest easyyyyyyyy.

  • Albert J. LaShell says:

    You are greatly missed!! πŸ’œ

  • Obert Gayesi Phiri says:

    We shared almost everything. We encouraged each other . I still remember us using one bag to school . I still have some images in my mind things we did together. One thing for sure you will be greatly missed . Love you my brother.

  • Linet Banda says:

    We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life.
    This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special like you Gordon, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life.Rest in power my brother

  • Tendai Chataika Joani says:

    May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear how much we love and miss you and wish that you were here.We will live with this pain every moment of our remaining lives.

  • Bainet Phiri says:

    There is nothing I can say to express how sad I am that you are gone my brother β™₯️Just know you were Loved and will never be forgotten my brother β™₯️

  • Tendai Mkandawire says:

    It all seems like a movie that never ends. Thank you for your presences on earth. You might be gone physically but will always remain here in spirit. Will miss all your positivity and joyful spirit. We had a lot of good times that will never fade away. We love you & always will. Until we meet again cousin.

  • Ahmed Alkayssi says:

    Ohhh Gorden.. I’m not sure how to start this.. I never imagine me write about your memory. Im still shocked by your passing.. You left us too soon brother, but your energy and laughter will long live with all of us! I will always remember all the great time we shared together, from play soccer, rafting, swimming in the river, camping, and many many other memories. For now I say good bye my dear brother and until we meet again. Take it easssssssy!

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