Michael Anthony Pulley

August 6, 1997March 28, 2021
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Michael Anthony Pulley, 23, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Born August 6, 1997, in Charlotte, NC, he is a son of Tina Slaughter (Kenneth) and Arthur Pulley (Holland).

When not playing basketball or football, Michael worked as an independent contractor for Door Dash and created a scientific way to make "Doordashing" an art.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Alex Pulley; two sisters, Georgia Pulley and Elle Pulley; grandmother, Donese Pulley; grandparents, Michael and Ernestine Slaughter; Uncles Michael Slaughter II (Alicia) and Marticas Slaughter (Belvia); nephew, Maddox Olsen (mother Susan Olsen), and a host of cousins, other family members, friends, and loved ones.

Friends and loved ones may visit with the family Tuesday evening, April 6, 2021, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262.

Memorial services are planned for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 2021, at Denver United Methodist Church, 3910 North, NC-16, Denver, NC 28037.

The memorial service will also be webcast on the Facebook page, McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, beginning at 1:55 P.M.


  • Tina Slaughter (Kenneth), Mother
  • Arthur Pulley (Holland), Father
  • Alex Pulley, Brother
  • Georgia Pulley, Sister
  • Elle Pulley, Sister
  • Donese Pulley, Paternal Grandmother
  • Michael & Ernestine Slaughter, Maternal Grandparents
  • Michael Slaughter II (Alicia), Uncle
  • Marticas Slaughter (Belvia), Uncle
  • Maddox Olsen, Nephew
  • Susan Olsen, mother of Maddox


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021



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Ruby and Antoinette Thomas

April 7, 2021

To Tina and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Gods love comfort you? We love you all.

Wavie Wilder

April 7, 2021

I am sorry to hear of the loss of Michael. Its hard to imagine how you all feel. Cling to the sweet memories of him for he will live on in your hearts. Know that God will comfort, console your hearts and give you peace in the days ahead. God is our Helper in all circumstances. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mitchell Waters

April 4, 2021

Michael was so kind and joyful and I enjoyed being around him every time I saw him. May he rest in peace, and his family is in my prayers.

Tyler Waters

April 4, 2021

I didn't know him well, but I always enjoyed playing football with Michael over the summer. Always smiling, he was kind and compassionate, and his energy was infectious. My deepest condolences to the Pulley family and may he rest in peace.

Tyler Waters

Deana Moultrie

April 2, 2021

From the day I was born until the day you departed to be with God I know that you loved me and you knew I loved you! I’m going to miss you much, I hope that the day I depart you meet me with open arms! My godbrother, one of my first bestfriends. I will always love you, Alex, and my godmom (meme) . Rest in Heaven my big brother. May the presence of God comfort you in any area you may have been hurting here on earth. I love you forever, even death can’t change that!
-Love, your godsister Deana.

Jean Slate

March 31, 2021

I did not know Michael, but his grandmother, Donese Pulley, and I taught together in Fayetteville, and we have kept in touch through the years. She was so proud of Michael and her other grandchildren.My heart breaks for all the family. May God and friends bring comfort.

Zander Harrison

March 30, 2021

So much love and condolences to Michael’s family, friends, and girlfriend. I’ve never met him but he made someone I care about extremely happy and I never got to thank him for it. Thank you Michael, rest well and know that you were loved and appreciated 🖤

Migeya Tucker Ford

March 30, 2021

Please know I am praying for the family. May you find peace in Jesus.
Migeya Tucker Ford

Johnny Polanco

March 30, 2021

From The Polanco Family:

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. Michael was an amazing young man with such a bright future. We all remember seeing him grow right before our very own eyes with his brother and Mother (Great Teacher) always by his side. This is simply so unbelievable. Tina, we are truly sorry. You have always done such an amazing job with your Family, Michael will always be in our hearts and prayers.

Lots of Love and Blessings,
The Polanco Family

Geralyn Dooley

March 29, 2021

To Tina and All of Michaels' Family....

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart is heavy, with the news of your loss.
Draw on the strength and love of those around you and allow them to help carry you through.

You have my deepest sympathy.