Michael Blake

  • Born: February 16, 1951
  • Died: January 31, 2012
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael Blake was born on February 16, 1951 in the city of St. Louis, MO. He was the youngest of three sons born to the union of Douglas and Hattie (nee Bean) Blake. Both parents preceded him in death. Michael was baptized at Fairfax Baptist Church and grew up attending West Side Baptist Church. He was educated in the St. Louis Public School System and was a part of the Sumner High School Class of 1969. After high school Michael joined the Army and did two tours of duty. During his life, he pursued several careers including civil service with the Post Office, real estate and social work through the Salvation Army. Michael was united in holy matrimony to Norma Brown in 1974. From this union three sons survived. Their first child, a girl named Stacy, died shortly after birth. Michael was an avid reader. He loved to talk and was a great debater. He had an opinion and point of view on almost every subject. He especially enjoyed history, sports, politics, watching TV, going to the movies and listening to music. Michael also learned to repair and rebuild computers in his spare time. On Tuesday January 31, 2012, he departed this life at Grand Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in St. Louis, Missouri where he lost his battle to cancer. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life; three sons; David, Jevon (Vi Vi) and Christopher (Candice) Blake; four grandchildren, Heaven, Jevon Jr., Caden and Camryn Blake; two brothers, Samuel (Rosalyn) and Joseph (Bertha) Blake; three nieces, Jacqueline, Crystal and Brittany Blake; three nephews, Theron Joseph (Angelique), Aaron (Tanisha) and Douglas (Victoria) Blake; and a host of other relatives and friends. This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Michael Blake. You are invited to add a Tribute in his memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add your own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Michael was a wonderful loving, giving, generous person.....I was blessed to have had the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with Michael 2007-2010...Michael was always wanting to debate and he's always right...I am smiling just thinking about some of the things we would debate about. I am just a little hurt that he didn't tell me about his illness. However i am truly glad to have known him for a short time....RIP Michael

Posted by SHIRLETTA MCClinton - Addison, TX - Friend   February 14, 2012

Dear Sam and Joseph and family:

I was sadened to hear about your dear brothe'r passing.
My deepest sympathy to you both and your family.
I have fond memories of us growing up together and
having Joe and you both as friends and playmates. I am sorry I could
not come in person. I still live above the store. Stop by and
and say hello some time.


Tommy Viviano

Posted by Tom Viviano - St. Louis, MO - childhood friend   February 07, 2012

To the Blake Family: In your sadness, may there be peace...In your thoughts, may there be love...In your hearts, may there be healing. (Psalm 147:3) My condolences.

Posted by SJB - Forest Park, GA   February 04, 2012

Dear Blake Family. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. That said, I am glad Mike's pain and suffering are over.

Posted by Myrtle Bailey - Kansas City, MO   February 03, 2012