Makan Diabate

Makan Diabate

September 7, 1958 – June 17, 2024

Makan Diabate, passed away on June 17, 2024, at 12;30am. He was born in Mali, Africa,  and moved to the United States in 1989. Makan started in New York City as a cab driver and later became  interstate truck driver. Makan spent his spare time riding his motorcycle and attending AA meetings. As an outstanding member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Makan’s sobriety date was July 1, 2014. Makan was known to spread positivity and kindness. He was loved by many in and out of the rooms. He was a  positive presence and touched everyone he knew. He was known for his favorite saying, “God is good.” He will leave behind a memory that will always live on and will be missed by all those who knew him. Rest in peace, Makan Diabate because “God is good.”

Memorial Service: Saturday, June 22nd, 4:00PM at West Center Chapel with Visitation starting at 3:00PM. 

To view a live broadcast of the service, please visit and press the “View Live Cast” button on the top of the home page.

Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler, West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha, Ne 68124. (402)-391-3900.



  • Seyni Abdoulaye Kané Posted June 19, 2024 1:09 am

    Rest in peace

  • George A Srur Posted June 19, 2024 7:34 am

    Makan you touched so many of us fortunate enough to know you.
    May you rest in peace knowing you will be remembered and celebrated with a smile and a wink.
    My condolences to family and friends…

  • DIABATÉ Posted June 19, 2024 7:37 am

    May he rest in peace.

  • SIDY M DIAWARA Posted June 19, 2024 10:57 am

    May his soûl rest in peace.
    Que son âme repose en paix.

  • Balla Diabaté Posted June 19, 2024 5:35 pm

    Rien ne peut contré la volonté de Dieu. Que ton âme reposé en paix Cher père

  • Diabate toumani young brozher Posted June 20, 2024 1:03 am

    A ce frère qui sera hunime loin de la terre de cea ancêtre , loin de ta maman qui nous a bien cheri mais aussi de ton père si boen ancré dans les traditions africaines. Nous nous penchant ce jour avec les yeux pleines de larmes pas pour une faiblesse mais pour te reconnaître ton engagement ,ta gentillesse mais aussi ton devouement pourbla cause commune . Dignes fils descendant du Kita nous te rendons un hommage mérité tant ton sens d’écoute, d’accompagnement mais aussi de ta disponibilité. Certe un frère sera hunime mais kous te gardons a l’esprit pour le restant de la en paix guerrier africains nous te rendons un accompagnement mérité et digne ce Dimanche 23 juin.
    Toutes la famille te pardonne et prie pour le repos de ton ames .
    Merci pour toi. Dors en paix mon frère
    Dors en paix mon frère
    Dors en paix guerrier…

  • Toumani DIABATE Posted June 20, 2024 9:04 am

    To this brother who will be humble far from the land of this ancestor, far from your mother who cherished us but also from your father so well anchored in African traditions. We lean forward today with eyes full of tears not for weakness but to recognize your commitment, your kindness but also your dedication to your common cause. Worthy descendants of Kita, we pay you a well-deserved tribute for your sense of listening, of support but also of your availability. Certainly a brother will be humiliated but we will keep you in mind for the rest of our lives. Go in peace, African warrior, we will give you deserved and worthy support this Sunday, June 23.
    The whole family forgives you and prays for the rest of your soul.
    Thanks for you. Sleep in peace my brother
    Sleep in peace my brother
    Sleep in peace warrior…

  • Troy Craven Posted June 21, 2024 4:48 am

    Heaven now hears your wonderful laughter, oh how lucky they are. You will be missed my friend. To all that loved Makan, I am sorry for your loss and to those that helped him in the end, thank you for your wonderful commitment. I’m sure he will be at the gates waiting with a hug.

  • Nathan A Dalzell Posted June 21, 2024 9:53 pm

    My sympathies to Makan’s family, friends and all who loved him. A gift beyond measure that our paths met and I got to know you for just a small part of our lives. I will never forget your loyalty or your generosity. You gave honor and kindness to me & my family. Perhaps some day we can once again enjoy each other’s company. I am very much missing our almost daily conversations. Rest now, my friend.

    Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he reat in peace.

  • Nathan A Dalzell Posted June 21, 2024 9:55 pm

    Mes condoléances à la famille de Makan, à ses amis et à tous ceux qui l’aimaient. Un cadeau incommensurable que nos chemins se soient rencontrés et que j’ai appris à vous connaître pendant une petite partie de nos vies. Je n’oublierai jamais votre loyauté ou votre générosité. Vous m’avez fait honneur et gentillesse, à moi et à ma famille. Peut-être qu’un jour nous pourrons à nouveau profiter de la compagnie de l’autre. Nos conversations presque quotidiennes me manquent beaucoup. Reposez-vous maintenant, mon ami. Accorde-lui le repos éternel, ô Seigneur, et que la lumière perpétuelle brille sur lui. Qu’il repose en paix.

  • Bakou DIABATÉ Posted June 22, 2024 2:02 am

    Cher frère, guerrier, combattant, gentil, courageux que Dieu le tout miséricordieux t’accueille dans son paradis. Dors en paix.

  • Malick Diallo Georgia USA Posted June 22, 2024 3:15 pm

    Mon frère,mon ami Krikra,Oudjéry Makan tu m’a laisser un grand vide.Toi qui par jour on se parlait plus de quatre fois depuis le debut de la maladie ce manque a commencer .Makan le brave , le genie ,le serviable et le guerrier qui malheureusement n’a pas pu vaincre cette maladie de couverte en trois ou quatre semaines,Oudjery ma famille et moi te souhaite un repos éternel et que ton âme repose en paix.

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