Condolences to Michigan_Mike

VernaVerna Posts: 4,797Administrator
Mike’s 97 year old Mother passed away quietly in her sleep last night, the night before Mike’s birthday. While I never met the wonderful lady, from what I have heard, she was a wonderful lady who prayed daily for her sons, their spouses and children. 

Here is what Mike wrote on FB:

”I received this beautiful photo of my mother this afternoon, via a 4 year Facebook memory.  I saved the photo as I was to pick her up Saturday afternoon to celebrate my birthday.  I received a call this evening from my family that mom had  passed away quietly and went to heaven peacefully after spending her  last day shopping, getting her hair done, she went to lunch with my sister in law and was very happy.  She was a beautiful little lady, never had a bad word for anyone, she prayed daily for all family members/friends/neighbors, was ready to go to heaven when called, was a great mother, grand mother, a very talented quilter and was loved by everyone.  Although we are very stunned, saddened and heartbroken at this time, we are fortunate to have had her as a mom, and I know I speak for all my family members (and her friends & neighbors) as she was beautiful from the inside out, she was blessed with 97 years of life and she was as sharp as a tack.  And even though she has departed earth, her legacy and the beautiful memories she have created in her lifetime, along with her spirit and her life long faith in God will live on!  We love and miss you mom, you set the mark high in life via your daily example of genuine love, kindness and thoughtfulness to all and in your religious convictions and never ending faith in God.  As you enter into his kingdom we thank God for the blessing of your long life and for the many blessings you shared with all of us, may you Rest In Eternal Peace.  ❤️🙏🏻”

Rest In Peace, Mike’s Mom.

Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite white/red; towed by a red 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; [email protected] Administrator.  If not now, when?


  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 3,096Moderator
    Our condolences, Mike.  It is difficult any time, but especially when so unexpected.  97 years is exceptional.
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • RatkityRatkity Posts: 3,677Member
    :rose: What wonderful details he wrote about his Mom. I feel like I knew her. Her final day sounded amazing and while I am very heartbroken for Mike and his family for the loss of a strong, beloved lady; she passed onward in her sleep - something that I believe is a rare gift given to special people. Hugs Mike. Take care of yourself while caring for your other family members! :rose:
    2017 820R Retro Toy Hauler from 2015 Tabitha [email protected] from 2009 Reverse LG Teardrop (but a [email protected] at heart)
  • ericnlizericnliz Posts: 4,410Member
    @Michigan_Mike, My sincere condolences for your loss. Prayers coming your way.
    2016 [email protected] MAX S-aka: [email protected]
    TV: 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT Z71 aka: WhiteWolf, or 1972 Chevy Custom10 P/U aka: SnarlingWolf
    Spokane, Wa.
    Eric aka: Lone Wolf  with,
    Ruger aka: Adventure Companion

  • jkjennjkjenn Posts: 4,918Member
    @Michigan_Mike I am so sorry for your loss. Prayi g for comfort and peace for you and your family as you remember your mom.

    Jenn Grover | 2015  [email protected] S Max Silver/Turquoise Trim | 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk v6 | Nights spent in [email protected]: 180 | Pittsburgh PA

  • jgram2jgram2 Posts: 1,106Member
    @Michigan_Mike You’ve made your Mom knowable with your words. Thank you. I believe you and your extended family and friends blessed her with your love and honor. A certain peace comes with knowing she loved you and her knowing you all loved her. Peace be Mike, to you and all of yours.
    John, Judi, Guinness & OD in PDX
    [email protected]@t 2015 S Max Outback, ‘06 V8 4Runner 

  • TerryV6TerryV6 Posts: 835Member
    Very sorry to hear this Mike....
    Terry & Jody...  2016 Dodge Ram 1500
    2016 NuCamp 320 [email protected] S
    [email protected]  Road   
    Appleton,  WI

  • HomebodyatheartHomebodyatheart Posts: 1,791Member
    @Michigan_Mike I'm so very sorry to hear of your beloved mother's death, but what a peaceful passing! You shared with us who she is, and she sounds like she touched all who knew her, loved, and was loved. Thank you for sharing her with us, and many prayers from here to you and all who loved her. :heartbreak:
    2017 [email protected] 320 Max S silver and cherry red, [email protected] ("Bug" aka my [email protected] pod), TV 2015 Toyota Highlander aka Big Red
  • cbarnhillcbarnhill Posts: 309Member
    Mike: I am sorry for your loss. Clearly she was an incredible person with a great legacy. 
    Cindy with my 2015 MaxS (Puppy) and my 2015 Subaru Outback (Boo)
  • atlasbatlasb Posts: 376Member
    Mike,  so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother!  While we know you will miss her and her comfort, we know that she now has her heavenly home and there is great comfort in that!
    2018 [email protected] 400, 2016 Nissan Frontier Crew cab
  • DurangoTaBDurangoTaB Posts: 750Member
    Our sincere condolences to Mike and family.  I lost my mother in 1991 (she was only 69) appears Mike’s mom had a good life and didn’t suffer in the end...we should all be so lucky.  RIP...

    J.D. & Sue

    Durango, CO    2014/15 S [email protected] :  "Dory's [email protected]"  Keep on swimming...

  • dragonsdoflydragonsdofly Posts: 873Member
    Love, support and prayers to you and yours.
    2017 [email protected] sofitel([email protected])TV 2005 gmc envoy xl. Wyandotte, Michigan.
    Draco dormiens numquam titilandus.
  • BrianZBrianZ Posts: 556Member
    Sorry about your mom, Michigan_Mike. May all your fond memories bring you comfort.
    -Brian in Chester, Virginia
    TV: 2005 Toyota Sienna van
    RV: 2018 [email protected] 320S, >50 mods 
  • dsfdogsdsfdogs Posts: 213Member
    My condolences to Mike and your family. Thank you for sharing how your Mom lived her life. She is a beautiful lady inside and out. May peace be with all of you.
    Debbie in Oregon
    2018 [email protected] 320 S/2019 Toyota 4Runner SR5
  • ChanWChanW Posts: 2,051Member
    Bless you Mike. 
    Chan       --         Buffalo NY (Beau Fleuve)
    2014 'S' Maxx - 2011 Tacoma 4cyl Access Cab
  • monamona Posts: 120Member
    Sending sympathy and prayers. 

    2015 [email protected] S Max  white with silver trim
  • LibrarydragonLibrarydragon Posts: 100Member
    Sending prayers for your family.
    2015 max s outback, TV 2011 RAV4, V6, 4x4
    Soquel, CA
  • ericnlizericnliz Posts: 4,410Member
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts & memories of your Mom. As I was reading, those were hitting my heart strings with an added tear as well. There will be days when it hits you like a ton of bricks, and days you'll have a pleasant smile, and a little more zip in your step. The important part is to keep ALL those memories & thoughts close to your heart & soul until you meet again. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, and you're right, savor the time you have with the ones still here. You never know for how long.
    Travel safe, love deeply & sincerely, put a pleasant smile on your face, put one foot in front of the other & enjoy the rest of your journey. :)  
    2016 [email protected] MAX S-aka: [email protected]
    TV: 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT Z71 aka: WhiteWolf, or 1972 Chevy Custom10 P/U aka: SnarlingWolf
    Spokane, Wa.
    Eric aka: Lone Wolf  with,
    Ruger aka: Adventure Companion

  • RatkityRatkity Posts: 3,677Member
    @Michigan_Mike, your posts hit me hard in the Feelies. During the hard times and if one feels frozen as @ericnliz mentioned, I was told to "just do the next *right* thing in front of you". Sometimes, that may be just taking a nap, cleaning your coffee/tea/hot choc mug or even making coffee, tea or hot choc. I can't seem to find the most comforting words to give to you. Just know I really wish I could. My heart is with you and your family.
    2017 820R Retro Toy Hauler from 2015 Tabitha [email protected] from 2009 Reverse LG Teardrop (but a [email protected] at heart)
  • BillBill Posts: 36Member
    So sorry for your loss, Mike.
    Bill & Helen; 2017 [email protected] S Maxx, (Serenity Now!!); TV 2019 Honda Ridgeline,
    Woodstock, Ontario 
  • Restless_NativeRestless_Native Posts: 106Member
    My thoughts are with you and your family Mike. 
    Amanda, Ft. Myers, FL [email protected] 2017 [email protected] CS-S  , TV: 2013 Chevy Equinoz LTZ

  • SharonKSharonK Posts: 15Member
    Mike - I’m so sorry for your loss.  What a blessing to have had such a wonderful Mother in your life.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  • driftlessdriftless Posts: 122Member
    Very sorry for your loss Mike, what a special lady your Mother was.  What wonderful memories you have to cherish.
    Happy Trails,
    Phil & Anita - Driftless: 2018 [email protected] 400/2015 Ford Explorer 

  • TboneTbone Posts: 37Member
    edited May 2018
    Sorry Mike....sounds like a super Mom
  • FreshaireFreshaire Posts: 97Member
    @Michigan_Mike, I have never met you or your Mom, but your loving words touched my heart.  My beloved Father (who I lost 11 years ago), used to say "None of us get out of here alive."  Your Mother leaves a legacy that inspires.  I am sorry for your loss, but also celebrate the many blessings your Mom had and shared with this world.
    2015 [email protected] 320S Maxx Outback, aka "Alie Cat"
    TV:  2012 Honda Ridgeline

    Crozet, VA
  • 2Cougs2Cougs Posts: 560Member
    @Michigan_Mike ~ Sounds like she is dancing in a better place.  Sad that she has left us, but glad she has "gone home".  Prayers for you and your family.  It sounds as though she will live on in the hearts of many.
    2016 [email protected] CS-S silver with white trim and WSU themed
    Pulled by a silver 2017 Chevy Silverado
    Leaves on [email protected] from Spokane, WA


  • pittchristinepittchristine Posts: 29Member
    Just saw this post. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom sounds like she was so special. What a wonderful tribute!
    Chris and Rick, 2017 [email protected] Max S with 2010 Ford Escape TV
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