Michael Douglas Harrell
September 17, 1971 – September 6, 2019
Michael Douglas Harrell II passed away on September 6th 2019. He was born September 17th 1971 in Burgaw North Carolina to Michael Douglas Harrell and Mary Susan Johnson. Mike traveled the country as a military kid and settled in Norfolk Va. On September 23rd 2000 he married Tahra Painter in Ypsilanti Mi. In 2002 he moved to Ypsilanti Mi. and shortly after began working at Eastern Michigan University as a chef. Mike loved to cook and really got pleasure in seeing people enjoy his food. Mike's life was greatly enriched in 2007 when his pride and joy was born his son Colin. There isn't anything he wouldn't do for his son he loved him with all his heart. Mike touched a lot of lives. When he got married he was not an in-law he was immediately a son to his Mother in- law Brenda Painter (Dave Bies). Mike was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Mike is survived by his wife Tahra Harrell and His son Colin Harrell. He is also survived by his sister's, many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins. Mike will be remembered for his tremendous love for his family. He will also be remembered for his joy of cooking, sense of humor and infectious smile. When Mike passed he took a huge part of our hearts to Heaven. May he rest in peace until we meet again
- Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Interment Thursday, September 12, 2019
Michael Douglas Harrell
September 10, 2019
I met Mike through the elementary school that his son and my son attended and spent a lot of hours in the parent room helping him with popcorn and listening to his stories and occasionally getting to taste his cupcakes. Mike was such a good man. He loved Tahra and Colin so much. I can't honestly fathom this loss.
September 9, 2019
I worked with Mike at E.M.U, on the midnight shift. Mike was a great man, with such a kind heart. Every night he was outside the door as we all came in to start our night. Mike was kind of like our greeter at the door. He always said hello to everyone . We are all heartbroken that we won't get our nightly greeting from him. He will be genuinely missed. I'm grateful I got to work with him the past 16 years . Prayers of comfort to his wife and son, and all those blessed to know Mike.