- August 21, 1959 - January 2, 2017
- Tampa, Florida
of Michelle's Passing
Share This Obituary
Arrangements made by
Blount & Curry Funeral Home - MacDill Avenue Chapel
605 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
Profile of Blount & Curry Funeral Home - MacDill Avenue Chapel
View Phone Number
Receive Obituary Notifications by Email
57, of Tampa, concluded her journey on earth peacefully on Jan 02, 2017 at home.
Michelle is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Jim; mother, Margaret Arsenaux; daughter, Penny Jo Murphy; and son, Daniel Paul (Katie) Murphy. She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Weis.
Michelle was born on Aug 21, 1959 to Henry Lee and Margaret Weis in Effingham, IL. She graduated from Port Charlotte High School in 1977. In 1993, she married James Pratt who she met in Seattle, WA. During their marriage they lived in the Seattle area from many years before moving to Atlanta, GA and finally to Tampa, FL. She had one daughter and one son. Her children remember her as a wonderful mother who encouraged them to work for and accomplish their goals. Michelle had great people skills which she put to use in a variety of jobs in the dental industry and various other jobs she held over the years. She volunteered in various Catholic Parishes and was essential in establishing a school at St. Michael’s Parish in Snohomish, WA, where she was passionate about education and the Catholic Church. The family would also like to thank Lifepath Hospice, Burgundy Team, for their loving care during this difficult time.
A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2016 at 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church, Tampa, FL. Father Bill Santhouse will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Michelle’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests to send a donation to the American Cancer Society in Michelle’s name.