Mr. Michael Anthony Brazell, age 60, of Marshville, NC, passed into the arms of his heavenly Father on April 21, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A service to celebrate Michael's life will be held at Midway Baptist Church, 4615 Olive Branch Rd, Wingate NC at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018. The family will receive friends at Midway in the Family Life Center from 1:00-2:45 PM prior to the service. Interment will follow at Austin Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 5919 Austin Grove Rd, Marshville NC. Officiants will include Rev. Barry Byrd, Dr. Eric Cook, and Rev. Leon Whitley.
Mike was born September 16, 1957 in Bexar County, Texas, the son of the late Donald Ray Brazell and Barbara Ann Hornsby Brazell. Mr. Brazell served his country during his time in the U.S. Army before eventually moving to North Carolina. Mike spent many years in the automotive sales, insurance, and real estate industries prior to founding Real Team Realty. His love of nature inspired him to specialize in representing rural properties. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, shooting, and golf. Mike’s desire to help develop youth was evident by his leadership in coaching sports teams, leading Royal Ambassadors, and serving as a Sunday school teacher. He was also involved in several civic organizations, including the Union County Realtor Association, Woodmen of the World, Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce to name only a few.
Always the dedicated family man, Mike is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Becky Griffin Brazell of Marshville, NC, and his son Griffin Michael Brazell of Gastonia, NC. Survivors also include his sister Donna Bowles (Edward), of Good Hope, Georgia, sister-in-law Dottie Craiglow (Jerry), of Monroe, NC, brother-in-law Teddy Griffin (Vickie) of Marshville, NC, nephews Travis Bowles and Aaron Griffin (Kimberly), and nieces Tiffani Kelly (Kristopher), Jodi Craiglow, and Amber Griffin. Mike will be greatly missed by his family and will be remembered best by those who knew him most.
Although flowers are appreciated, Mike requested that memorials be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospitals. Additional information can be found here: https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html?sc_icid=wtg-lz-memorials
Davis Funeral Service of Monroe is honored to be serving the Brazell Family. An online guestbook is available to view and sign at www.davisfuneralservice.com