- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 17, 1956
- Place of birth:
Freeport, Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Apr 24, 2014
- Place of passing:
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Let the memory of Mikel be with us forever|
"Dearest brother, I miss you every day. When I went to Melissa's wedding I got there early so I could take them all out to dinner. Dana wasn't there but I got to see her at the wedding and at the house with Eric and Weslie. I also got to spend a lot of time with the children. I could see you holding them and being so proud. Especially Kai has your ears and wears a hat just as well as you did. It was a good time for me to spend with the family. Melissa and Kenny had one of your favorite songs that you recorded played for the father daughter dance. It was very touching. At the dinner I told them how one of my spiritual teachers explained that little about you. Actually something very special. That your sensitivities and tenderness had a difficult time and living in this world was too hard for you. My friends that know you all agree that you have a very tender heart. There were times when that was blocked by your anger but I know how much you loved and hurt for the loss of time with your kids. I am currently talking to Jerry about your music and he seems to think he can help. I hope so. Anyway I think everyone is going to be OK. Dana has moved in with Eric and he really wants to protect her. Today I took over some food to the park where there are homeless people and I donated it in your name as I did last year. I know that you were always looking out after people that had nothing and no one....I promise you that I will do this every year in your memory. Come see me sometimes...ok?❤️"
"Hi Babe: Yes it has been two years and I will miss you always. I pray for you daily. I didn't go to Mel wedding but sent a gift. Eric's little boy Kai is adorable. Cindy said he and his wife are very happy. Holly & Mel, are doing good. I'm sure they keep in touch with Dana. She has become more beautiful than ever. From what I see online she is doing real good. They all miss you terribly. I love you Mikel and I know you loved me, it felt so good huh. I sent Eric some picutre,s I had of you, hope he got them, didn,t hear back. My love to you!"
"Dear Mikel I'm missing you so much being back in Paso. We had so many memories here. Melissa is getting married the 19th. I got an invite,but just can't go now. I hope your still dancing with the Angels in Heaven. Do you realize you would have been 60 today! catching up with me.HA I love you and miss you terribly. Always&Forever Babe"
"I've shed tears for you tonight as I have at other times. I miss you my little brother...your calls & laughter. I wish I could have known all you were going through & I wish I could have helped you more. I wish we all hadn't lived so far apart through the years, which kept us from visiting as much. I miss your singing your messages to me on my phone & how you laughed afterwards...which made me laugh when I heard them. You are gone too soon...my heart will ache until I get to see you in Paradise...which I hope is very...very soon. I love you so much...you live in my heart.
"Uncle Mikel... "tell me what does it look like in heaven?"
I miss your lively spirit. There was never a dull moment when you were around. Today I remember your birthday and celebrate the life you lived as there were many smiles and laughs when you were near. I hold the good times we shared near and dear. I miss hearing your music. I miss the good times you brought. I miss your happy face. I miss your calls that always came with a word of encouragement when I needed it most. Though you've moved on from this earth I know your spirit lives on and the veil is thin. I hope you're dancing in the sky... I love you. - til we meet again❤️ your niece, Karen."
"I have missed my "little brother" Mikel so much. Soon I will see him with our dad and mom in the Paradise that Jehovah God's promised to be earth wide which is recorded with much scriptural proof in God's word the Bible for all to see and learn about so that we all can have hope. Mikel also believed that he "...was in Jehovah's hands...and that's the best place to be." These were Mikel's last words to me. I know soon I will see him standing before me as we hug and share happy tears with our mom and dead standing there. Maybe others we have lost to death too. Maybe our Granny Janie Mae will be there...or we might gather at a family dinner, all there hugging, laughing, and crying happy tears. What unimaginable joy we will share on Mikel's Resurrection Day. Until then I know he would tell me, "...make sure you're there"...as he smiled that cute grin of his with those sparkling blue eyes. I love him...I miss him...and I look forward to those soon to come wonderful times ahead. ~ Sister Karen"
"I tried to get you to Texas for your birthday last year...and I was in Las Vegas with you the year before...and now, well, I just miss you and have decided to make a tradition for you in memory of your birthday: eat a few Oreo cookies and have a glass of milk like we used to do....and watch the music video I made of you. Your big sister...."
""Dear Karen, I was sadden to read about your loss and just wanted to send you my condolence and prayers for you and your family."
Sincerely, J.E. Cantu (yeah, that one.)"
"I first met Mikel when he was married to Susan and their kids were little. Mikel was my best friends little brother, so his sister, my best friend, Karen, talked about him a lot. I finally met Mikel and I really liked his music and songwriting.
At my ballroom dancehall, Mikel met Toby Keith in Toby's early career.
Mikel could have given his songs away to Toby, but he held on to the idea of producing them himself.
Years later, Mikel moved to California to play his music in different venues near Los Angeles/Hollywood.
He played until he passed away, doing what he loved. I am forever a fan of his talent and of Mikel. He moved me and put a love of music writing at a whole new plateau. His music and songwriting was that good!!!
I will miss you Mikel and look for you during the resurrection in Paradise. Forever in my heart!
Love you, always, Charlotte Jaehne"
"I will miss you Mikel. Last time I saw you was at Mom's house, and it had been years, I'm so glad I got to see you then. I remember the fun we had as kids, the camping, the trip to California, the summers we spent just hanging out away from our parents. I remember going in the cave up in St Louis, Missouri at Aunt Doris's. I remember just having fun with you. I love you as much as a cousin can, but I know that you are wrapped in the Lord's arms for now, and I will see you again in Heaven. Till then, rest. Love, Donice (Walker) Wilhelm [Cousin]"
"I will miss you so much my little brother. We had so many memories together. We held each other up many times. We laughed and cried together. We hoped for better days. We sought comfort from the scriptures and shared them, giving us a hope of those better days to come. Your last thought to me was that you and the problems that you were having, that you were leaving them in "Jehovah's hands...that's all we can do". We both agreed we had to trust in Him. Your very last words to me were, "I love you too". And, until we meet again in Paradise on earth (which was your hope as well as mine). I will always think of and miss you. Tears of sadness now, but tears of joy then. Rest on and sleep my little brother; "for none are dead to Him, but all are alive" and like them ARE in the hands of a strong and loving God who loves you with a deep and eternal love who knew your pains, sorrows and heartaches. He "gave His son Jesus who died and ransomed us so that all could have eternal life". I love you Mikel...I'll see you again there...in Paradise."
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