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3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Michael Lee Ware Jr.

October 17, 1980July 30, 2020
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Michael Lee Ware, Jr., 39, of Madison Heights passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. Born October 17, 1980, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Michael Lee Ware, Sr. and Deborah Campbell Ware.

Michael was an employee of Cut-Rate Septic Tank Service and a member of Elon Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors as well as hunting and fishing. Michael was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bill Browning and Myers and Hazel Campbell; his paternal grandfather, Bill Ware; and his son’s mother, Sherry Creasey.

In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his son Ayden Lee Ware; his sister, Amber Ware Hansen and her husband Nick of Madison Heights; special niece and nephew, Cailin Hansen and Bryson Hansen; his maternal grandmother, Grace Browning of Madison Heights; his paternal grandmother, Cecil Ware of Madison Heights; his long-time companion and friend, Michelle Carter of Madison Heights; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.

A funeral will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Elon Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Tyree officiating. Interment will follow at Elon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Elon Baptist Church and at other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elon Baptist Church Building Fund, 145 Younger Drive, Madison Heights, VA 24572

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

  • FAMILY

  • Bill Browning, Maternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Myers and Hazel Campbell, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Bill Ware, Paternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Sherry Creasey, mother of Michael's son (deceased)
  • Ayden Lee Ware, Son
  • Michael Lee Ware, Sr., Father
  • Deborah Campbell Ware, Mother
  • Amber Ware Hansen, Sister
  • Nick Hansen, Brother-in-law
  • Michelle Carter, Long-time Companion and Friend
  • Cailin Hansen, Special Niece
  • Bryson Hansen, Special Nephew
  • Grace Browning, Maternal Grandmother
  • Cecil Ware, Paternal Grandmother
  • Michael is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other loving family members and friends.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Harris
  • Reese Baker
  • Eric Campbell
  • Chris Towler
  • Daniel Ware
  • Jacob Carter
  • Chris Hudson, Honorary
  • Harold Mays, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Elon Baptist Church Building Fund

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Memories

Michael Lee Ware Jr.

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Michael Condrey

August 5, 2020

Mike, Debbie, & Family:

Words cannot express the heartache I am feeling for your family. Michael brightened everyone's day and I always looked forward to seeing him. Know that I am here if needed, and will be praying for the family during this difficult time.

Norma Hamilton

August 5, 2020

Will always remember Michael and that smile. Such a sweet guy , always smiling and so nice whenever I saw him. Loved that little Ayden. Fly high big guy. Loved and never forgotten. Always Polly

Lee and Betty Sue Bryant

August 5, 2020

Our dear dear Debbie, Mike, Amber and family, today we pray for you, we are thinking of you and holding you close to our heart. Your precious son is now in the arms of Jesus, leaving you with much love, memories, laughter, and a precious gift in Ayden. He is an Angel, your Angel and you ALL are his. Know you are loved deeply and cared for and prayed for by this community. Friends, rest in the love of Jesus, may HIS presence and promise comfort you today and in the days ahead. Lee and Betty Sue

Donna Murray

August 4, 2020

Words can not express the sorrow I feel for your family. Michael was loved by a lot of people and will be missed. We love y'all so much and our prayers are with you. God will keep you in his hands.

Donna & Mike Murray

Glenn Metzl

August 4, 2020

I'm so sorry to learn of Mike's passing.
My sympathies and condolences go out to family, loved ones, and friends.
Glenn Metzl & Family

Angel Goodman

August 4, 2020

Debbie, Mike, Amber and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this difficult time. I hadn’t seen Michael in years but will always remember his contagious smile and ability to make everyone within his presence laugh. God bless you all❤️

Debbie Waddell

August 4, 2020

Debbie,Mike and family,
Thinking of everyone doing this difficult time.Greg and I will always remember Michael's smile and sense of humor!May you find comfort and healing in your wonderful memories!

Jennifer Tyree

August 4, 2020

Mike, Debbie, Amber, and family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. We love you all and want you to know we are all thinking of you and are with you in spirit and love.
Love,
All the Tyree's and the Stephens

Peggy Coffey Meade

August 4, 2020

Mike, I was so sorry to read such sad news. Prayers go out to your son that he is resting in peace. Every now and then I still recall when you, Phil and Cindy were just toddlers when we visited your dad and mom. Not sure if you can remember that. We (Janet, Larry, Jerry and me) were just kids then, too. Mike Jr. reminds me so much of you. My deepest sympathy to the whole family.

Brenda Brown

August 4, 2020

He was a nice n funny guy !!! I met him thru Chris Toler! My condolences to his parents, praying for healing!!! 💘 y'all Brenda from the cleaners

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Biography

Michael Lee Ware, Jr., 39, of Madison Heights passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. Born October 17, 1980, in Lynchburg, he was the son of Michael Lee Ware, Sr. and Deborah Campbell Ware.

Michael was an employee of Cut-Rate Septic Tank Service and a member of Elon Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors as well as hunting and fishing. Michael was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bill Browning and Myers and Hazel Campbell; his paternal grandfather, Bill Ware; and his son’s mother, Sherry Creasey.

In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his son Ayden Lee Ware; his sister, Amber Ware Hansen and her husband Nick of Madison Heights; special niece and nephew, Cailin Hansen and Bryson Hansen; his maternal grandmother, Grace Browning of Madison Heights; his paternal grandmother, Cecil Ware of Madison Heights; his long-time companion and friend, Michelle Carter of Madison Heights; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.

A funeral will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Elon Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Tyree officiating. Interment will follow at Elon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Elon Baptist Church and at other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elon Baptist Church Building Fund, 145 Younger Drive, Madison Heights, VA 24572

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com.

Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.

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