Michael Shawn Campbell

October 5, 1965June 8, 2018

Michael Shawn Campbell, age 52, a lifelong resident of Hampton, Virginia passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. When diagnosed with cancer 6 years ago Michael’s prognosis was grim, however his will and determination to fight cancer was remarkable. Kudos to our beloved brother for such a heroic fight. You will be missed greatly and forever in our hearts!

Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Riverside Oncology and VCU who cared for Mike, your compassion and expertise did not go unnoticed.

Michael was an HVAC technician by trade and worked for several local companies over the years. He also possessed many other handyman skills such as electrical, plumbing and carpenter.

Michael was an avid Sci-Fi fan and enjoyed cooking, especially mom's pumpkin rolls around Thanksgiving. During family gatherings Michael was always behind the scenes helping out with the cooking and cleaning.

Michael is preceded in rest by his parents, Judith A. Campbell and Mickie Campbell. He is survived by his sister, Lisa Deel (Randy) of Hampton, Virginia and brothers, Scott Smith of Norfolk, Virginia and Marc Smith (Diana) of Hampton, Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held by Pastor Jeff Cannon, July 14 at 10:00 am at Parklawn Memorial Park, Mausoleum Chapel, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.


  • Lisa Deel and husband, Randy, Sister
  • Scott Smith, Brother
  • Marc Smith and wife, Diana, Brother
  • Numerous Nieces and Nephews, *
  • Mickie Campbell, Father
  • Judith Ann Jones Campbell, Mother

  • the American Cancer Society


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Michael Shawn Campbell

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Lisa Deel

June 19, 2018

Michael-you were the baby of the family. My little brother that I sang to every night when we were young, My playmate when we moved from state to state, and my fellow inmate when our big brothers locked us in the closet until mom would set us free. Life wasn't always easy. Relationships were complex. But you were always loved by us. Cancer is a tough battle. You faced it bravely. Not once did you ask "why me". Not once did you give up the fight. You endured your treatment with few complaints. (I credit my years of singing to you with your ability to endure the unpleasant). In the end you learned to ask for help, to say please and thank you. To be the first to say I love you....and the last. I wish I could hold you tight and hear that deep beautiful voice once more. But God knew it was time to set your mantle down and begin the next journey where mom waited with open arms for her baby boy. Forever a part of me, forever loved.