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Michael Joseph Shiels, Jr., passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013. He was born on December 23, 1954 in Newark, NJ, grew up in South River, NJ and moved to Florida in 1993.
Mike is survived by his mother, Marilyn Shiels Lawson of Cocoa; brother, Gary (Darlene) Shiels of Cocoa; daughter, Kelly (Tevaris) Haywood of Orlando; granddaughters, Ny'imah, Bella and Amaya Haywood; uncles, Jack (Ruth) Shiels of NJ, George (Gloria) Shiels of PA and John (Arlene) Owens of FL; aunt, Margaret Burns of FL; niece, Tamara Shiels of Germany; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael J. Shiels, Sr.; step-father, Virgil Lawson; and his grandparents.
Mike was a beloved son, father, grandfather, and friend who enjoyed life and loved to cook and entertain, especially on holidays and will be missed deeply.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm with service following at 3 pm at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
of Brevard County in Michael's memory.
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