Mr. Michael Timothy Boone Sr. of Tampa, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa with Minister Johnny Boone, officiating.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Mr. Michael Timothy Boone Sr. was born on February 2, 1957, to Mozell Evans Boone and Willie Boone Jr. He resided in Tampa all of his life and was a faithful Crossing Guard with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
He attended the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of Robinson Senior High School. He served in the United States Army and had a passion for serving others. Michael also worked for Manna Pro Corp, Tampa Park Apartments for 20+ years, and St. Croix Apartments.
Throughout his life, Michael was an exemplary son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Michael was a loving husband and father who made his wife and children his priority. He valued his relationship with Jesus Christ most which caused him to have a genuine love for his family, friends and strangers. Michael exuded joy and his God-given gift was making other people laugh.
Some of his favorite things to do were watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, cooking, and bar-b-queing. Not only was Michael known as the “Bar-B-Que King” to his family, but he made the best pot of collard greens this side of Heaven!
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Mozell Evans Boone and Willie Boone Jr.; sister, Katherine Boone; brothers, Alton and Leonard “Ricky” Boone Sr.; and special sister-in-law, Vernita Boone.
Michael leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 26 years, Millicent “Minnie” A. Boone; son, Michael Timothy Boone Jr. (wife, Kiawana); daughter, Timellia Boone; stepson, Akhnaten Casey; grandchildren, Michael Timothy Boone III, Fredrika Boone, Mikiese Boone, Mykejatt Boone, Sunay Boone, Myla Boone, Mikai Boone, Messiah Boone, and Cico Boone; sister, Gloria Boone of Tulsa, OK; brothers, Willie Boone III and Johnny Boone (wife, Charlene) all of Tampa; several special aunts and uncles from Boynton Beach, Florida and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Lastly, Michael also leaves the children (and their parents) who used his crosswalk at the corner of Osborne and 15th Street and looked forward to seeing his smiling face each morning and afternoon, many times bringing him coffee on cold days and cool beverages on hot days to show their appreciation. He brought light and love to each of their days with his care and bright smile.
The remains will repose from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.
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