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Michael Eugene Elliott


Sunrise: August 22, 1958

Sunset: June 25, 2020

Michael Eugene Elliott, 61, affectionally known as “Big Mike”, transitioned from earth to eternal life on June 25, 2020. Michael was the fourth child born to the late Robert and Mildred Elliott on August 22, 1958 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was educated in the Portsmouth Public School system and played football for I.C. Norcom High School,

before graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1979. Michael was a member of First Baptist Elm Ave under the direction of the late Rev. Gregory Thomas, where he served and sang in the choir. Michael was employed at Norfolk Community Hospital for many years in the dietary department. He also worked many other jobs until he was injured and his health started to decline.

Michael loved sports, he would talk about sports from sunup to sundown. If someone started a conversation about football, he would be in it for the long haul. Michael was a lifetime Chicago Bears fan, he would wear his Chicago Bears hats every day. He was also a lifetime LA Lakers fan. Beyond his love of sports, Michael truly loved people. He never met an enemy and made friends with everyone. He had a heart of gold and stole the heart of everyone he met, mainly because he was sure to make the encounter memorable. Michael would help anyone who was in need and he was quick to put a smile on your face.  Mike was a true and faithful friend to many. He loved his family and friends unconditionally.

Michael leaves to cherish his memories and celebrate his life siblings; Phyllis Elliott-Hill (Daniel), Robert Elliott Jr. (Irma), Clarence Elliott (Linda), and Linwood Parker; 4 nieces, 3 nephews, 3 godsons, 2 grandchildren and 4 special cousins: Carlton, Walter, Derita, and Lexus. A lifelong friend Charlie Gibbs and son-in-law, Darrell Lynch. While Michael had no biological children he was called Dad by many. He will truly be missed by Renada Godfrey, Crystal Green, David Godfrey, Daisha Radcliffe, and Jacoby Radcliffe. He also had a special bond with his great niece, London Hill, who he loved and adored

Viewing Friday, July 3, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Junius Wright says

    Rest from your works Michael.

    Cousins, your brother has completed his tasks here on earth. So now he sleeps in God’s arms.

    Junius, Brenda, Greg, Sonny and Dale

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    Derita R Ratcliffe says

    Big Mike! I will miss those occasional calls to say hello or to hear you tell me about what I’m doing in my career [LOL]. If no one else ever told me I was pretty I could count on Mike and Uncle Bob–now they’re all together again looking out for us. I’m sure Mike is dancing again–man could that dude move.
    Phyllis, more big sister than cousin, you are in my thoughts and prayers. So many of my good childhood memories are centered around being on Atlanta Ave with MY cousins. Thank you all for helping Doe Doe become Derita–I LOVE YOU

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