Mr. Michael Christopher West better known as “Mike-Mike” of 708 North Tenth Street, Cordele, Georgia died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Medical Center Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 a. m. in the sanctuary of the Greater Morris Tabernacle Baptist Church, 701 North Joe Wright Drive, Cordele, Georgia. The burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery in Cordele, Georgia.
On November 7, 1986 a bright light was born to Oscar D. West, Sr. and Teresa V. West Wright. Born in Cordele, Georgia, he was named Michael Christopher West. It was soon understood that there would never be a dull moment in his presence.
“Mike-Mike” as he was affectionately known, was a product of the Crisp County Public School System. He was a 2005 graduate of the Crisp County High School. Later he completed training and was licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
As a child he united with the Greater Morris Tabernacle Baptist Church. He served in many capacities of the church. He served as an Usher, member of the Youth Choir and most recently The Voices of Tabernacle, Assistant Secretary of the Mission. He also assisted with the church’s Annual Black History Program. Mike worked faithfully with the Gum Creek Missionary Baptist Association as well. He looked forward to attending the different events and meetings associated with the Gum Creek Association.
Aside from serving as the family “event coordinator,” Mike was employed by J. W. Williams Funeral Home. He took great pride in his duties and responsibilities.
On Tuesday, December 27, 2016, our son and our brother went to sleep. He is now free of pain and suffering, and while we will forever miss him, we are comforted by the fact that the radiance of his light will forever live in each of us.
Wonderful memories of his life will forever be in the hearts of his loving and devoted parents, Mrs. Teresa West (Keith) Wright of Desoto, Georgia and Mr. Oscar D. West, Sr. of Cordele, Georgia; his devoted sister, Ms. Tabitha West of Kuwait; his devoted brothers, Mr. Oscar West, Jr. of Grand Rapids, Iowa and Mr. Kevin B. West of Cordele, Georgia; his loving grandparents, Mrs. Mattie M. Johnson and Deacon James West, Sr. both of Cordele, Georgia; his beloved aunts and uncles, Ms. Vera Mathis, Mrs. Rosalind Porter, Ms. Sandre’ Johnson, Mrs. Shonda Harris-Jackson, Ms. Regina Harris, Ms. Wanda Johnson, Ms. Sandra Volley, Ms. Dorothy Goodman, Ms. Donna West, Mr. Fred Johnson, Mr. Jimmy Jackson, Deacon James West, Jr., and Deacon Johnny West all of Cordele, Georgia, Mrs. Marilyn Blackshear of Plains, Georgia, and Mr. Jesse West of Hinesville, Georgia; his great aunts and great uncles, Retired Chief Master Sergeant Norman F. (Maxine) Dexter of Vienna, Georgia, Mrs. Patsy (Jimmy) Jackson and Deacon Arthur L. (Calandra) Parker both of Cordele, Georgia; his nieces and nephews; a host of cousins, to include his very special cousins, April, Asia, Shecovia, Venia, KeKe, T-Byrd and Kat; a multitude of cousins residing in the Macon, Georgia area; and a host of friends, to include a very special neighbor, Mother Theron Jones and Children.