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Michelle R Fisher

January 15, 1955November 16, 2018
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Michelle Renee Fisher, age 63, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 16, 2018. She was born on January 15, 1955 to the late Mack and Sarah (Baker) Mason in St. Louis, Missouri.

Michelle graduated from high school in Missouri, and then married the love of her life, Marvin E. Fisher. Marvin preceded Michelle in passing on February 26, 2008.

Michelle worked for Heartland Home Healthcare for six months, but performed in home human services for 15 years. She was also very involved with her Church, Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ in Kokomo for almost ten years. She was considered by many in the Church to be “the face of the Church.” At Refreshing Springs, Michelle was the president of the greeters, and was also involved with their Feeding the Community program, the Prayer Ministry, and the Singles Ministry. She was also a part of the Church’s Women of Wisdom (WOW).

When Michelle wasn’t participating in a Church activity, she enjoyed going to the movie theater. She was an avid fan of Tyler Perry and Rocky movies. She had also recently learned to sew and spent much of her time knitting. Overall, Michelle was a fun and animated woman who loved the Lord, as well as her children and grandchildren.

Michelle is survived by her son, Emanuel (Kristina) Mason; daughter, Myeca (Charles) Dunlap; brothers, Johnny Mason, Walter Mason, and David (Kimberly) Mason; sister, Joann Sims; grandchildren, Charles Dunlap II, Gabriel Dunlap, Ezekiel Mason, Madison Mason, and AJ Crawford; and great-granddaughter, Miracle Mason. Michelle also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

In addition to her parents and husband, Michelle was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Mason.

There will be a public visitation for Michelle held at Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ in Kokomo on Friday, November 23rd from 4-6 pm, and another visitation on Saturday, November 24th from 11-1. Michelle will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Mack Mason, Father
  • Sarah Mason, Mother
  • Marvin E. Fisher, Husband
  • Emanuel Mason, Son
  • Myeca Dunlap, Daughter
  • Johnny Mason, Brother
  • Walter Mason, Brother
  • David Mason, Brother
  • Wallace Mason, Brother
  • Joann Sims, Sister
  • Charles Dunlap II, Grandchild
  • Gabriel Dunlap, Grandchild
  • Ezekiel Mason, Grandchild
  • Madison Mason, Grandchild
  • AJ Crawford, Grandchild
  • Miracle Mason, Great Grandchild
  • Michelle also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, November 24, 2018
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Michelle R Fisher

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Ann Jones

November 26, 2018

This memory is from the Jones Family.We were sorry to hear of cousin Michelle death. One thing we remembered about Michelle. She came back to St. Louis and got her mom. She took care of cousin Sarah until she died. That was a good thing. She left so early in life but she made a big impact on a lot of things. God bless the memories she left behind. Love to her children,grandchildren and great-grand. Sincerly, Reggie,Ann, Chuck, Natalia ,uncle Pie,aunt Dolly,uncle Wardell,Clo and all the rest of the Jones family. May God bless the Mason family.

Ruby Fuller-Bell

November 25, 2018

I first met Sister Fisher while visiting my Mom’s church Refreshing Springs. She greeted me at the door with such warmth and genuine love. She kept complementing me on my glasses and overall attentive to me one on one. Even upon my departure she asked could she pray for me and she spoke life and positive words into my life. That made and everlasting impression on me. I’m truly honored I got a chance to meet her and bask in her radiant smile. My prayers to her family.

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Biography

When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Michelle R. Fisher who was indeed a born manager. She will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. She was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with her throughout her life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Michelle was an individual who clearly communicated to those around her just who she was and what she was all about. Everyone acquainted with Michelle knew her as a well-respected woman who was a stable force in her community.

      Michelle was born on January 15, 1955 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents were Mack and Sarah Mason. Michelle was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Even as a youngster, Michelle learned to be objective and decisive. Her faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that she carried with her throughout her life.

      As a young girl, Michelle was able to put her natural abilities to work. She was a bit like the sergeant of the family, helping to make sure that the others did what they should do and that they avoided those things they weren’t supposed to. In other words, she liked to organize and direct. Michelle was raised with five siblings. She had five siblings, Johnny, Joann, Wallace, Walter, and David. Michelle had an inborn appreciation for the order in the family, allowing for the oldest members to be the most respected and to take on the most responsibility. For Michelle, this was a natural order of life, one she gladly embraced.

      Michelle's matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during her childhood. As a young girl, Michelle enjoyed being part of teams, and organizations and groups of other kids who shared similar interests. Michelle took part in kickball. She attended church and participated in youth group. In her spare time she liked to double dutch.

      In school, Michelle was as close to being a model student as one could possibly imagine. She sought to achieve perfect attendance in all of her classes. She would eagerly complete her homework, and often put in extra study time when she felt it was necessary. A logical and focused thinker, Michelle was always good at following directions and meeting her schedules, whether they were set by her teachers or were self-imposed. Michelle’s personal motto could well have been, “Do it right the first time.” She graduated from Ft Leonard Wood High School. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was math. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was Ms. West. She excelled in mathematics.

      Michelle was sociable and approachable. Because she was always so straightforward in how she approached relationships, friends and family knew that what they saw was always what they got. She enjoyed the camaraderie of being with a group of friends. When Michelle was a member of a group, her interaction worked to keep the others grounded. She wasn’t afraid to confront her friends and, when necessary, she challenged them to stick to the task at hand. Those close to Michelle came to expect her high standards of performance. While growing up, some of her best friends were Pearl, Lanor, and Linda. Later in life, she became friends with Teresa.

      An objective and conscientious individual, Michelle reveled in the security of her family. Fisher at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Logansport, Indiana. One of Michelle’s most endearing qualities was her uncanny ability to remember important dates and anniversaries, and her unending enthusiasm for organizing a celebration for her family and friends.

      Michelle was ever watchful of her children. She worried about them and was deeply concerned for their development as they grew up. She maintained a firm hand in their upbringing. Michelle would give her stamp of approval to their requests, as long as she could see how they might benefit. She also had the ability to enforce the rules as needed to ensure that her children were properly raised. Michelle was blessed with two children, Emanuel Mason and Myeca Dunlap. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Charles Jr., Gabriel, Ezekiel, and Madison.

      Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Michelle was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. She was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. An excellent project supervisor, Michelle was a person who could quickly make decisions based on the information available. She worked cooperatively and expected the same from her colleagues. In both her personal and professional environments, Michelle upheld her standards. Her primary occupation was human services. She was employed for 15 years at assisted living. Michelle was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.”

      Michelle approached her leisure time in the same manner that she approached her life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and one who understood the nature of things, she appreciated the hours she was able to devote to her various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were going to the movies. Michelle was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Being generous with her time and energy, Michelle liked to belong to a variety of groups and organizations. She was a vocal leader who enjoyed being a part of things. Her desire to uphold traditions and her ability to take charge of any type of project made her a tremendous asset. In high school, Michelle was a member of the church. Throughout her later years, Michelle was an active member of the church.

      A civic-minded person, Michelle was usually ready to jump in and help with community activities. She was the type of person who could masterfully organize events and projects and then see to it that they were run in an efficient and timely manner. Michelle was a member of several community groups, including serving on committees for the church. Politically, Michelle was a liberal. During these years, Michelle applied her analytical intellect to problem solving and so was an asset on most committees.

      Faith was important to Michelle. She held high moral standards and was worried about the moral decay she saw around her. For that reason she held deep spiritual beliefs that she was willing to share. She was a member of Refreshing Springs for 10 years. During that time, she was a greeter, and member of Women of Wisdom (W.O.W.).

      When it came time to travel or take a vacation, Michelle used her scheduling expertise to make sure everyone and everything was ready to go. That also meant that she made certain no single person was overworked in putting the trip together. Michelle had a knack for making sure that everyone who was involved had their specific tasks and that those tasks were completed. Favorite vacations included visiting Savannah, Oklahoma.

      Michelle was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Michelle’s favorites was Saddie, a German Shepherd mix, and Zoom Zoom, a pug. They were best friends for 8 years. Her family was rounded out by her dog, Kane, and cat, Sapphire.

      When Michelle’s retirement finally arrived in 2010, she was well prepared. She used her critical evaluation skills to make sure that every detail had been preplanned and attended to. Her new life involved residing in Kokomo, Indiana. In retirement, she found new pleasure in attending and being active in her church. In many ways, Michelle loved retirement. It provided her with the opportunity to catch up with her friends, attend functions and group outings, and tackle new interesting activities.

      Michelle passed away on November 16, 2018 at Heartland Services in Logansport, Indiana. Michelle suffered from a heart attack. She is survived by her children, Emanuel Mason and Myeca Dunlap; grandchildren, Charles, Gabriel, Ezekiel, Madison (Miracle); brothers, Walter, David, and Johnny; and sister, Joann. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wallace. Services were held at Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ. Michelle was laid to rest in Kokomo, Indiana.

      All who knew her would agree that Michelle was a pillar of the community. She lived her life with her feet firmly on the ground. She had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in her thoughts and acts, and constantly sought the means for self-improvement. She was willing to share her ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives. Michelle R. Fisher did her best to ensure that her family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life she touched was given the chance to become a better person.