- 68 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 31, 1948
- Date of passing: Oct 21, 2016
|Let the memory of Michael be with us forever|
Michael Dean Cifers Sr., 68, a lifetime resident of Granville County went to be with the Lord Friday, October 21, 2016 at his home.
A native Of Granville County, he was the son of the late Waverly Lee Cifers and Julia Lucinda Woodlief. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, a veteran of the US Army and retired from Polk Correctional Institute in Butner.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church by Rev Bruce Brooks and Rev. Steve Brown. Burial will be in the church cemetery following the service.
Surviving are his wife Rachell Bartchlett Cifers of the home; his son, Michael Dean Cifers Jr. of Raleigh; step-daughter, Crystal Dunston of Wake Forest; step-son, Joshua Berry of Baltimore, Maryland; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Wendell Cifers and Tim Cifers, both of Oxford. He was pre-deceased in death by a daughter, Tracy Cifers and a brother, Danny Cifers.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.
"We will miss Mike so very much! We truly loved him and he was an important part of our life. He would do anything for anyone. Bill will miss his hunting buddy! We will miss his stories, his smile, and his big heart! We are so very saddened by his passing but we know he is at peace with the Lord!"
"I am saddened by the passing of Mike. He was a simple man, quiet & easy going. He always enjoyed talking about our school days each time I saw him. He expressed how much he enjoyed our last class reunion & looking forward to our 50th next year. He will be missed by his classmates and most of all his family. May God give you all the strength to live on without him, but know he will always be close by & always in your hearts. God Bless his family. Karen, Class of 67."
"Mike will surely be missed, but those that know the Lord will see him again one day. Rachell, my sweet little sister, you are so strong in your faith, so the Lord will guide you through this seemingly difficult time. My prayers are with you and the family. Remember this is not goodbye, but "See you later, Mike." Love you, Big Sis."
"Rachell, Michael was as genuine as any man I have known and it was a honor to have worked by his side in the Dept.of Corrections.He is safe and secure now forever always remembering (His Grace is Sufficent) Take Care. Howard Tyler"
"For my family. I have a big hole in my heart. Half of me no longer walks the face of our world here. But my dear husband, I know where you are. I am trying so hard to carry on, and to love as you always demonstrated your love and caring to me and to others. All of our neighbors have come by home to show their respect. Our neighborhood children carry tears on their checks as they give me hugs,and Buffy pets on the head. They will miss their Mr. Mike. My sweet husband, you made my life so much more.You where my everything, outside of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I will try with God's help, not to let our family fall apart, but my sweet dear, it has been so hard, we all miss you so much. Friends from far and wide have expressed their love and respect for you. What a wonderful blessing, to have been married to such special man. Buffy and I will be okay and she will help to comfort us all, as we say our last good by until we all meet again where you are. I'm so glad I know we will see you again when we all come home. Home seems so empty now. I feel so alone, but I try to think on the good things, as our Lord taught us, and I pray the Lord will give me the wisdom to love the way that you did. It has been so hard honey without you, but I know that all of us share that we are better people because of having had you in our lives, and with you home now with our Lord, I pray the Lord will help us only grow closer as a family. I love so much my sweet husband, but I know the Lord loves you more than we ever could. I don't know why He choose to take you home, but I will try to learn whatever lesson He is trying to teach me. I will ask Him to fill my heart up with His love, give me His peace, comfort, and joy, as we come together to celebrate your home going. I miss you my dear, but I'll see you when I get home. Love Rachell"
"So sorry for the loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May Mike forever RIP"
"Such an exemplary man...an example and a beacon, a patriot and a hero. Love and prayers for all our dear family and friends who love Mike."
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