Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Michael Gene Blakely Jr.

July 2, 1976December 11, 2019

Michael Gene Blakely Jr., age 43, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. Michael was born July 2, 1976 in Tyler, Texas to Michael Gene Blakely Sr. and Vicki Shope. Michael loved swimming, cruises and traveling. Horseback riding was another fun hobby Michael loved, but most of all his puppy, Sugar, was is pride and joy. Michael is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents on both sides. He is survived by his mother, Vicki Shope; father Michael Gene Blakely Sr. (Connie); brothers, Brandon Lynn Blakely and Jake Blakely; aunts, Melanie Shaw (Jim) and Gale Mink; puppy, Sugar; best friends, Jason Reagan and Shane Lee and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family members and friends.


Michael Gene Blakely Jr.

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Gwendolyn Simon

December 30, 2019

Our meeting was unexpected the first and the second time but our friendship was undeniable. You always made me laugh. I will miss your smiling face. Thank you for making me laugh through the good and bad. You have finally earned some time to rest. Know that I will miss you deeply.

Jason Reagan

December 19, 2019

There’s a day that goes by I don’t think about you and our last few conversations. We had so many plans for 2020. I can promise you this as we discussed if you went before me, I will always be there for your Momma and Brandon. Thank you for the best times and memories. We kept I20 hot from Shreveport, Texarkana to Dallas and all in between. Watch over all of us down here. One sweet day, we will be together all of us. Love u kiddo

Bobby Moorman

December 18, 2019

I was his roommate for 4 months in 2018. Michael was easy to get along and he was a good person on top of it with a good sense-of-humor. I will miss his friend ship and quick wit. RIP MIKEY!

Michael Sessions

December 17, 2019

I just heard the news of Michael's passing and I am stunned. I hadn't talked to him in quite a few years, but thought of him often. My heart, my love and my prayers go out to his mother and brother.

Sheryl Miller

December 16, 2019

Michael, was a fabulous young gentleman to be around. He always was upbeat and hilariously funny. When he entered a room there was happiness and joy.
He never met a stranger.

He was a true chef and he enjoyed cooking for his friends and family.
He had the best spaghetti dinners.

Michael, was very loving and giving to all. He never expected anything in return. If you needed a friend he was there.

He loved his Mother Vickie, dearly. They loved sharing their dinners with one another. Now he is cooking for the angels in heaven.

Prayers for his Mother, Vickie.
May his mother and family find peace and joy in all the great memories he has left behind. I pray the lord will give him peace and the angels lift him up swiftly.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love you Michael Blakely rest in Peace

Love Sheryl Miller

Laura B.

December 14, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s Family. Praying for peace and comfort for his mother. We had lots of laughs and working with you at AMS was a pleasure. Laura B.

Jason Reagan

December 12, 2019

Will miss you always! I’ll see you soon. Love Always Jason