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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Michael Lee Cushman

1 April, 197516 February, 2020
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Michael Lee Cushman, 44, passed away February 16, 2020, at home surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life. He was born April 1, 1975 in Millington, Tennessee the son of Ruth Cushman.

Michael was known as a truely gentle giant to his family and friends. His life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.

Throughout Michael's long bout with cancer he never lost his quick wit and timely sense of humor.

Michael is survived by his loving wife Sonia Cushman of 17 years, sons Aidan and Evan of the home; his mother Ruth Cushman of Millington, TN; brother Kenneth and wife Kendra Cushman of Quantico, VA; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will gather from 12:00 p.m. until a celebration of life service begins at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LeBonheur Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Methodist Alliance Hospice of Memphis. Online condolences, and directions may be found through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

  • FAMILY

  • Sonia Cushman, Wife
  • Aidan and Evan, Sons
  • Ruth Cushman, Mother
  • Kenneth Cushman (Kendra), Brother
  • Mr. Cushman also leaves numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins to cherish his memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • LeBonheur Children's Hospital
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Methodist Alliance Hospice of Memphis

Services

  • Family and Friends Will Gather Saturday, 22 February , 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, 22 February , 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, 7 March , 2020

Memories

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Jim Dickenson

February 27, 2020

Mike was an accounting teacher's dream. Smart, funny, wisdom beyond his 18 yrs & an uncanny ability to keep the rowdier football players in line during class. Mike is the reason teachers love teaching. I'm so proud to have known him. May our thoughts & prayers comfort his wife, kids & family. 'Coach D'

Barbara Butler

February 20, 2020

Sonia, and the family of Micheal.
I want to express my condolences to you and you’re precious family.
I only meet Micheal once, at the hospital but what a sweet man of God. Who clearly loved his wife Sonia, and his sweet boys.
As, well as his entire family.
I know he is seeing the most beautiful sites, in his eternal home.
HEAVEN.
It is only a breath away, as he rests in the arms of his loving father. Jesus.
As, we walk through life without him, rely on Psalms 91 , and he will send his angels in charge of thee, to keep thee in all the ways..
My prayer for you and the boys..
Barbara 🙏🏻

marlene marts

February 18, 2020

So sorry to hear of Michael's passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth and his family.

Aunt Marlene and the Cushman Family

Val Cushman engstrom

February 18, 2020

Sonia, Ruth, and Kenneth, I am so sorry for your loss, please know we loved Michael and will pray for you all to have comfort and peace.

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Biography

Michael Lee Cushman, 44, passed away February 16, 2020, at home surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life. He was born April 1, 1975 in Millington, Tennessee the son of Ruth Cushman.

Michael was known as a truely gentle giant to his family and friends. His life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.

Throughout Michael's long bout with cancer he never lost his quick wit and timely sense of humor.

Michael is survived by his loving wife Sonia Cushman of 17 years, sons Aidan and Evan of the home; his mother Ruth Cushman of Millington, TN; brother Kenneth and wife Kendra Cushman of Quantico, VA; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends will gather from 12:00 p.m. until a celebration of life service begins at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LeBonheur Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Methodist Alliance Hospice of Memphis. Online condolences, and directions may be found through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.