Radney-Smith Funeral Home

320 North Elm Avenue, Sylacauga, AL


Michael Emanuail Waites

March 29, 1969June 19, 2020

Michael Emanuail Waites

Sylacauga, AL - Michael Emanuail Waites, 51, died June 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver E. (Bill) Waites, mother, Christine Waites, and sister, Sandi Conaway.

He is survived by his sister, Suzy (Walter) Harbin; several nieces, Dawn (Robert) Harbin, Sherry (Scott) Vick, Leslie (Jess) Griffith; nephew, Dane (Liz) Roberts; and a host of great nieces and nephews.

Michael was loved by everyone, he had so many wonderful friends.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL handled the arrangements.


  • Suzy Harbin (Walter), Sister
  • Dawn Harbin (Robert), Niece
  • Sherry Vick (Scott), Niece
  • Leslie Griffith (Jess), Niece
  • Dane Roberts (Liz), Nephew
  • and A Host of, Great Nieces and Nephews
  • Oliver E. (Bill) Waites, Father (deceased)
  • Christine Waites, Mother (deceased)
  • Sandi Conaway, Sister (deceased)


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Michael Emanuail Waites

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Stephanie Epperson Tipton

June 29, 2020

I dont know where to start. We had so many good times together when we younger. We were bestfriends hanging out sitting up late while my mom and your mom Christine went out. Late nights at the huddle house being pains to our Moms. Just way to many memories to write down. You was like my brother. Rest In Peace

Suzy Harbin

June 29, 2020

Mitch Hansell

June 25, 2020

I worked with Mike at Foote Brothers Furniture. From there our friendship grew. Our families hanging out at each others homes, going out to eat and enjoying each others company. There wasn't a problem that Mike and I couldn't figure out from everyday life to the economy. No matter where life took us we made a point to stay in touch with each other. Mike could walk in a room and instantly light it up. Now he is helping light heaven up. But forever his memories he gave me will light up my days. Fly high my brother.

Judy Waites

June 25, 2020

First met you when you were a toddler. Was family. Lost touch over the years but recently reconnected with Facebook. You deserved so much better than this. You are in God's hands now. Walking the streets of gold. Fly high. Rest in Peace. You will be missed.

Tracey Blacker by Cummings

June 24, 2020

He was always a good friend in school to everybody he didn’t deserve this.