OBITUARY

Michael Bruce Medlock

August 1, 1952January 1, 2021

Michael Bruce “Meadow” Medlock, age 68, of Mason, MI found peace January 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born and raised in Lansing, MI. He attended Oak Park Elementary, Pattengill Jr. HS and Lansing Eastern HS, excelling in football and basketball, where he was elected President of the class of 1970. After high school, a football scholarship led him to the University of Tulsa. He returned to Lansing after college and began an over 35-year career at the United States Postal Service. Starting as a mail clerk, transferring to letter carrier, moving up to Supervisor and becoming Postmaster in Nov. 1987, serving first in Mason, MI. Later retiring as Postmaster in East Lansing, MI. in Oct. 2007. In his spare time Michael loved watching sports, playing softball, riding his bike, and coaching various youth sports. After retiring from the USPS, Michael devoted his time to his faith, graduating from Mt. Hope Bible Training Institute. He accepted the position of Biblical Counselor at Mt. Hope’ Gilead Healing Center. He loved fawning over his grandchildren, who referred to him as “The coolest guy in the world.” He and Hazel loved making time to travel with and for his children and grandchildren. They never missed their sporting events in or out of town or state! He lived his life, always finding the perfect balance of being the cool, fun Dad & Grandpa while also being an example of the highest integrity for his family. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Russell Mack Medlock in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Elaine Medlock; (nee Hulett) with whom he celebrated his 43rd Wedding Anniversary the day before his passing; Mother, Loulamae Wolfe, age 92; Sons, Michael Brodie (Jackie Minogue), MacKenzie Brooks (Patricia); Daughter, Ami Britt Daily; Sisters, Suzanne Ward, Lisa Roeser (Doug), Debra Miller (Tom); His 7 Grandchildren, twins, Logan & Morgan, Dylan, Conner, Avery, Ronan and Luca. Memorial Contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House or the Alzheimer’s Association in Michael’s honor. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. To leave an on-line condolence please visit www.GRBDMason.com.

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Larry Brown

January 18, 2021

A man of dedication to the postal patrons he served. While I never worked directly with Mike we had many phone calls about when his mail was coming from Lansing. My prayers for Hazel and rest of the family and rest assured you’ll see him again.

Gregg DeLadurantaye

January 17, 2021

Throughout the 70's and into the 80's, every summer we'd have an East Lansing vs Lansing Post Offices softball game. Mike was ours (Lansing) then, and as someone who had worked at both places, I was often involved with scheduling these contests. I ALWAYS tried to ensure Mike's availability before finalizing a date. He was simply the best Postal softball player either office ever had. You always felt better about your chances if he was on your side. Very grateful to have known him and to take the field with him, whenever I was fortunate enough to do so. You will be missed Mike. Hazel and kids, so sorry for your loss.

Rosemary Fulton Taylor

January 17, 2021

All the best memories of my youth have an element of Michael present in them. We stayed in contact sporadically throughout the years but it was always as if no time had passed because Mike was Mike, charming, smiling, upbeat, reminding me of the silver lining in all of life’s adventures. Everything that your family shared in his obituary and that people have shared in their memories is true; a man of integrity, generosity of spirit and truly the coolest guy on earth. There’s a big gap in the energy here with his passing but it will knit together with the love that is Michael, because even death won’t stop that from coming through and in time he’ll let us all know that he’s still with us in spirit. You hear people say that someone is so kind they would give you the shirt off their back, and I have a Meadow story where he literally did that for me; (and I’m using literally in it’s proper sense) too long of a story for here, but Hazel, if our paths cross someday, I’ll tell you. Let it suffice that he left an indelible, positive, imprint on everyone he knew and we will honor him every time we pass that kindness onto the world. RIP, Michael.

Ron Howell

January 14, 2021

Mike was one of the many bosses I had while working for the Postal Service. He was always fair with me and I felt he was the same way for the employees. Mike was devoted to his religious beliefs and he was always making sure I was "following the right path in my life." I will always be grateful for his guidance both professionally and spiritually. My thoughts and prayers are with you Hazel and all of your family members.

Sincerely,

Ron Howell

Margaret Lira

January 14, 2021

Hazel and family,
I am so sorry for your lost. Mike was such a good co-worker, boss and person. I last saw Mike many years ago when he went to the hospital to visit and pray with my sister Esther. That meant so much to her and me. Please know you all are in my prayers and thoughts. God bless.

Karen Mahoney

January 12, 2021

Hazel, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Mahoney

Jim & Carla Pocan

January 11, 2021

Hazel, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I knew Mike from high school at Eastern and for over 30 years at the Post Office. We were honored by your attendance at our wedding in 1977. I will always remember Mike as a superior athlete that everyone could look up to. RIP big guy!

Laura Jackson

January 11, 2021

Hazel,
So very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Meadow. He was a fearless, strong willed man with a big heart. He will be missed by many? He tried to teach me to use more diplomacy and some of it stuck. I was blessed to know him as a player, umpire and league director. He wore many hats during those day's and they all fit well! Sending prayers my dear. Laura Jackson

MICHAEL BOOMERSHINE

January 11, 2021

Forty years of memories from Mike to Mongo. You are finally home my brother. As a friend you were the best and you know what I mean. Love you always....Boomer

Marcia Dunning

January 10, 2021

God rest your soul, Mike. Your life with your wife, family & the church was pleasing to the Lord. Thank you for counseling me with sound scripture when I needed it the most. Your handwritten notes are still in my Bible. Your legacy will be forever remembered. Love in Christ, fellow Class of 70 Eastern Quaker, Marcia Dunning

FROM THE FAMILY