Michael Frank Vinson October 8, 1952- January 12, 2013 Reverend Michael F. Vinson was born on October 8, 1952 in Taft, Ca. and went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father C.B. Vinson and his wife Brenda Vinson. He is survived by his mother Winnie Vinson: his sisters Karen Watts and Barbara Cites and her husband Kenneth and his brother Gary Vinson. He is also survived by his Step Children Kimberly Tillett her husband Corby Tillett, Keith Fletcher and his wife Stephanne. His grandchildren Kerri and Annette Reyes, Kayla Ramos, Brandon Fletcher, Katie Fletcher, Jeffrey Tillett and Michael Tillett and 3 great grand children, also numerous Nieces, Nephews, family and friends. Reverend Vinson was a dedicated husband, son, brother, grandfather and friend. He served the Lord since he was a young child and started his ministry at the age of 16. At age 26 he started his journey as a traveling Evangelist touching countless lives for the Glory of God! Though we have lost a great man heaven has gained a beautiful Angel! We will love and miss you always. A viewing will be held at Liberty Christian Center 8801 South H Street Monday January 21 from 4-8. Funeral services will be at Liberty Christian Center on Tuesday January 22 at 11 am, with graveside services following at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 19, 2013