Michael L. Lakes Obituary in Hogansville at Thrash & Son's Funeral Home
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Michael L. Lakes

11/08/1955 - 06/24/2022

Obituary For Michael L. Lakes

We respectfully announce the passing of Mr. Michael Leon Lakes, age 66, of Riverdale, Georgia on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church located at 49 Todd Road in Greenville, Georgia. Rev. DeMond Johnson, Pastor and Rev. Carolynn Cameron, Eulogist. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

The Family will receive friends Thursday at the Church from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service.

Public viewing will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Due to COVID-19 Concerns everyone in attendance at the Funeral and the public viewing must wear a mask and social distancing is encouraged.

THE EARTH WAS STILL AND THE SUN HAD COMPLETELY IMMERSED TO ALLOW THE DARKNESS TO PREVAIL UPON MOTHER EARTH, AS THE WORLD DRIFTED TO AND FRO, THE DAY HAD ENDED AND THEN QUIETLY MICHAEL LEON LAKES HEARD THE HEAVENLY FATHER’S VOICE WHISPERING SOFTLY, “COME HOME MY SON AND FAITHFUL SERVANT, COME HOME AND REST”.

TO EVERTHING THERE IS A SEASON, A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN:

A TIME TO BE BORN - Michael Lakes was born November 8, 1955 to the Late George and Bessie Lakes in Troup County, Georgia.

A TIME TO DIE - Michael transitioned to his heavenly home on June 24, 2022 in Riverdale, Georgia.

A TIME TO PLANT, AND A TIME TO PLUCK WHAT IS PLANTED – Michael was educated in the Troup County School System (Hogansville, Georgia) and later served in the United States Military where he completed his education. After completing his service in the military, he furthered his education by attending Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he received an Aviation Degree. He worked for many years under the field of aviation mechanics. Not only was he a skilled mechanic, he was also a “Jack of All Trades”. He designed and built his own storage and utility houses; custom flooring; and other home restoration. In addition to all of his other work endeavors, Michael also enjoyed working part-time at Walmart. He lived in Tulsa for a while before returning to Georgia, then Florida and back home again to his home state, Georgia. During his time in the military, he was stationed in Florida, Georgia, and South Korea.

A TIME TO LOVE - Michael met the love of his life at the age of 16 and his tender love was 14. They dated and later vowed to love each other eternally in Holy Matrimony in 1978. His loving wife accompanied him in his many military excursions, before settling back in Atlanta and birthing three marvelous sons to continue their legacy.

A TIME TO GAIN – Michael accepted Christ in his life at an early age as he joined the Mt. Perria Baptist Church in Hogansville, Georgia where he remained a member throughout his life. His pastor, Rev. Clifford Black preceded him in death.

A TIME TO LOSE – Due to her illness, Michael lost his beautiful beloved wife Diana, on March 31, 2021. He is also preceded in death by his parents; George and Bessie Lakes; and a brother, Jerome Lakes.

Michael was loved and admired by so many, but will be truly missed by his sons: Desmond Lakes, Travis Lakes, and Justin Lakes all of Riverdale, Georgia; His loving Auntie, Lillie Coleman of South Fulton, Georgia, His sister, Cynthia (Brian) Stargill of Lagrange, Georgia; His brothers, George Lakes Jr. of Decatur, Georgia and Barry (Mavis) Lakes of Acworth, Georgia; Mother-in-law, JoAnn Godfrey Shefton of Fairburn, Georgia; Sister-in-laws, Cynthia (Bobby) Burgess of Fayetteville, Georgia and Sonja (Gerald) Holland of Atlanta, Georgia; His adoring grandchildren; Travelle Lakes, Travis Lakes Jr., Desmond Lakes Jr., and Tristan Lakes; Cousins and lifelong friends; Charles Lakes, Willie James Lakes, Harold (Walt) Phillips, Lamar Allums, Nathaniel Ways, and Ricky Phillips, as well as many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Thrash and Sons Funeral Home.

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Services

30
Jun

Funeral Service

1:00 PM
Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
49 Todd Road
Greenville, GA 30222
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Table Arrangements
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Sweet Moments
$74.95
Beautiful Dreams
$84.95
The Sweetest Touch
$79.95
Ocean Devotion
$79.95
Precious Heart Bouquet
$84.95
America the Beautiful
$74.95
Gathered With Love Flower Arrangement
$129.95
Pastel Harmony
$89.95
Heavenly & Harmony
$84.95
Sweet Tranquility Basket
$89.95
Stylish Garden
$134.95
Golden Days Basket
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