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Michael Owen Posey
Norfolk - Michael Owen Posey, 67, crossed from this life to the next on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Norfolk General Hospital. He died as he lived—in peace.
Mike was born on December 30, 1944 in Greenville, NC to Dr. Meredith Neill Posey and Catherine Sorrells Posey. He spent his childhood in Greenville and attended the local schools there. He later attended St. John Vianney High School in Asheville, NC, graduating in 1962. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from East Carolina University and his Master's Degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University. As a member in the United States Navy, he was stationed in Norfolk, VA from 1968 to 1974. Upon completion of his military service, Mike and his family remained in Norfolk.
He is survived by daughter Susan Posey of Norfolk, daughter Sara Posey of Brookhaven, PA; one brother Sidney Posey and sisters Liza Barrow and Linda Temple of Pitt County, NC, sister Helen Parker of Collegeville, PA; two grandsons, Orion and Zachary Posey of Norfolk, and several nieces and nephews; former wife Carol Posey Johnson of Atkins, VA; and numerous friends and acquaintances.
Mike was a kind, gentle, and loving soul who cared about people and the human condition and actively worked for social justice through Bread for the World and other organizations. As an avid Scrabble player, he could frequently be seen at area coffee houses. Mike was much loved and well respected by all who knew him. Above all, he cherished his family and will be remembered by them always.
Mike's family and friends will celebrate his life at St. John Lutheran Church, Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, Va on Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Chester Children's Chorus [http://www.chesterchildrenschorus.org/] or the Norfolk Catholic Worker.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 24, 2012
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