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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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    W.A.Rat says

    Words can’t express what Mike has meant in my life down through the years. The way in which he cared for my Grandmother always meant more to me than he knew, the love and respect he showed my Father as well. Mike was” One Of A Kind”, he loved his family without reservation, and made no bones about it. Now that you are no longer with us in the physical enjoy your time with Aunt Mildred, Annie, Uncle Bob, and Billy. Moreover enjoy your time in the presence of GOD!!
    Peace/Love
    Walter( Friend/Cousin/Brother)

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    Marilyn Y.Hill says

    Heartfelt condolences to the family. May the peace of God sustain you during this time of bereavement. Many continued Blessings.

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    Joce Cuffee says

    We loved Mike and we will miss him.We loved him but we know that God loves him best.
    The Norfolk Community Hospital Dietary Circle
    Diana Archer,Joyce Cuffee, Carolyn Flowers,Paula Fulford, Marie Harrison,Bernice plummer and Wanda Willoughby.

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    Lexus Ratcliffe says

    My Great cousin! You meant the world to me. For 26 years you helped steer me in the right direction. Since I was a little boy, you were my road dog. It was always a great time every time I was in your presence. Our birthday celebration will be very different this year because you’re not here physically but I have so many memories I can’t even count. I love you and I’ll truly miss you.❤️

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    Michael R. Wright says

    When I was very small and up until then, I never met anyone with the name Michael. “Big Mike,” was the first person I met with the name we so fondly shared. From grades first through third, I really appreciate the times you and your family would take care of me after schools and would see that I made it to my grandmother’s home safe. Everyone who knows you knew that you really were a very kind heart. My grandmother, your aunt who is now 93 years old, is very much appreciated by the love you showed her. You really and seriously took care of her when others weren’t able to, As her away grandson (living in Seoul, Korea), from the bottom of my heart to yours in heaven, I truly appreciate you throughout your life taking care of her. God Bless you, Big Mike.

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    Mrs Renita Cherry-Thomas says

    My heart is sad to hear of the passing of Big Mike my friend and the late Pastor Gregory A Thomas main man Did not find out of his passing until tonight July 4th @ 9:30 pm Mike was a jewel never met a stranger would give you the shirt off his back he will be greatly missed My sincere Prayers and Condolences to the Elliott family and friends Love you All ????????????????????????❤️ Renita Cherry-Thomas

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    Janice Allen says

    My sincere condolences family. I loved Michael for his love of life and laughter that he always shared. Be blessed family. God will take care of you.

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    Sherron Roberts says

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing! We conversated a couple months ago and I’m glad I got a chance to say I love you Mike????. RIH

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