OBITUARY

Mickey E. Colbert

January 29, 1971May 5, 2018
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Mickey E. Colbert was born on January 29, 1971 in Lynchburg, Virginia and passed away on May 5, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mickey E. Colbert

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Chad Mello

October 15, 2018

Mickey and I used to play in the woods and find adventure in sand dunes, creeks, and ponds (places my mom would forbid me to go)... we’d build forts and tree houses, make snowmen, jump ramps with our bicycles... and cross busy roads like Telegraph or Dix. I was bit younger, and Mickey would always have ideas to liven up an otherwise boring rural neighborhood existence; I had always looked up to him as a big brother. We lost touch when his family moved out of that small Brownstown neighborhood, but I never forgot those childhood adventures; I’ll always cherish them.

Angelina Royce

May 10, 2018

Even though the picture is a little blurry. I really can not thank him more for being here for me is and always will be my dad. I miss you so much. I will never forget what he has taught me and the young woman he raised me to be.

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Mickey & Jessica

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Somehow the snowman Collin and Dane made got in to the tree...they can't figure it out. Collin says we don't have elf on the shelf we have snowman in a tree. Mickey had put it in the tree!

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Mickey and Barrett.

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Kaylein and Mickey.

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Young Mickey

Biography

To Mickey E. Colbert, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, he was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around him, he seemed to be eternally happy, and he willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life he touched. For Mickey, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, he could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Mickey really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

His parents were Bobby Gene Colbert and Brenda Pearl Queener. Mickey was raised in Hurt, Virginia and in Michigan. Even as a child, Mickey had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around him. He was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. He couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. He was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, he succeeded in entertaining his entire family.

Always a good playmate, Mickey was easygoing and fun loving. He managed to lighten the mood wherever he was, even during family squabbles. He seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Mickey managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Mickey was raised with 4 Sisters 2 Brothers. He had 2 older sisters Judy Reynolds and Paulette Logan, 2 younger sisters Jessica McNamara and Tina Weatherholt, one older brother Gene Colbert and younger brother Robbie Martin.

He was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed him to be constantly on the go. As a result, Mickey experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited him very well. He played football in Middle School and participated in karate classes. He was in boy scouts and a member of the First Baptist Church in Flat Rock Michigan. As a child he collected Star Trek figurines, matchbox cars and army guys. In his spare time he liked to ride his bike everywhere, he would be gone for hours.

Ask anyone who knew him from school and they would tell you that Mickey was a class “cut-up.” He didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Mickey simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of his friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Mickey, grades may not have been the most important thing to him, but he really did enjoy his school experience, since experience was Mickey's best teacher. He enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory.” Mickey graduated from Trenton High School in 1989. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was College prep English and History.

The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Mickey very easy to approach. On October 31, 2006 Mickey exchanged wedding vows with Miriam Anderson at Douglas County Courthouse of Omaha, Nebraska. He tried hard not to impose on his spouse. He was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

Perhaps the reason Mickey related so well to children was the fact that he never really completely grew up himself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped him in raising his own children. Mickey was blessed with four, Son Colin Colbert, Three daughters Kaylein Colbert, Kaleigh Coleman and Angelina Royce. They were also blessed with Two, Granddaughter Clair Dye and Grandson Dana King. Mickey had the ability to focus his attention on the present moment. If he was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of his attention was directed. Mickey's compassionate side prevented him from being a strict disciplinarian, and he could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. He could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Mickey had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

Mickey enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Mickey liked creating and making things. He loved fishing, camping, doing projects around the house and riding his motorcycle, as well as working on cars. Mickey was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

Mickey felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if he wasn’t the best, Mickey loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Mickey relished the opportunities where he could make an impact, and he would often push himself to play above his abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Mickey never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. Recreational sports included Softball, basketball, football, pool and darts. Mickey was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were the Red Wings Hockey team and The Michigan Wolverines Football.

Mickey brought joy to all of those around him. He never had a mean bone in his body. He loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. He loved to share his energy, wit, and his zest for all of his activities with his friends and family. Mickey E. Colbert lived life to its fullest and made everyone around him happier just for knowing him. He will be remembered with a smile.