Michael Allen Giles
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GILES, , MSGT MICHAEL ALLENWas born on September 10, 1959 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was baptized and attended church at Old Macedonia Baptist Church in Gilbert, Louisiana. He attended his younger years of education in Gilbert, Louisiana and later years in Dallas, Texas graduating from David W. Carter High School in 1977. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on December 20, 1978. While serving in the USAF, he was awarded the following: AF Commendation Medal w/ 1 OLC, Meritorious Service Medal, AF Longevity Service award w/3 OLC, AF Training Ribbon, AF Overseas Short Tour Ribbon w/ 1 OLC, AF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon w/ 1 OLC, and National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon/Rifle, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, AF Outstanding Unit Award w/2 OLC, AF Good conduct Medal w/5 OLC. He was educated in the military receiving the following: General Weight & Balance, 1993; Helicopter Weight & Balance, 1993; USAF Senior NCO Academy, 1990; OJT Workcenter/Section Supervisor, 1989; UH-60 Helicopter Tech Organizations 1 Maintenance, 1989; NCO Leadership Sch, 1987; ACFT Pneudraulic Repair Tech, 1985; OJT Supervisors Orientation Crs, 1983; Supervisors Crs, 1982; Helicopter Tech, 1981; NCO Orientation crs, 1979; and Helicopter Mechanic, Fully Articulated Rotor, 1979. He also furthered his education through the Dallas County Community College District receiving an Associates Degree in the Computer Information Technology field. He was passionate in furthering his education and working towards his Masters Degree. He also enjoyed playing basketball, football, reading, exercising, and spending time with his family and friends. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of active duty service, he was employed at Southwestern Bell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Robin R. Brawhaw. He is survived by his mother, Jannie Giles Smith; brothers, John H. Giles and Larry S. Giles; sisters, Gwendolyn J. McShan, Cheryl L. Smith-Evans; nephews, Derrick L. Brawhaw, Darrius L. Feggett, and Jamal M. Evans; nieces, Vanessa L. Brawhaw, Ebony L. Brawhaw, and Ariel R. Robinson; great neice, Derricka Brawhaw; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2007 at 11:00 am at Golden Gate Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. To share tributes www.goldengate funeralhome.com John E. Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home 214-941-7332

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 8, 2007.
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June 25, 2018
D B
March 19, 2018
My heart still freezes and skips a beat when I think of you. You were my dear friend! The grieving process has not ended for me and probably never will! You were such a gentle and kind man! A man of peace! Words simply cannot adequately express how deeply hurt I still am at not being able to call you and just talk to you about life! RIP my friend!
Dana Chambliss
Friend
May 6, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your son and brother... YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR ANGEL WINGS
Silver Kislow
February 6, 2017
Rest In Paradise, Giles. I may not know you but God has you in his hands. That was sad what happened to you that could have been me. Rest peacefully Brother Giles.
Mangrum Todd
September 10, 2013
Happy Birthday Mike
missing you on your 54th birthday. Gone but never forgotten.
Gwen McShan
September 10, 2013
Happy Birthday Mike, oh how I miss you dearly but I know that you are in a better place. Love you always my brother.
Tut
Gwen McShan
September 10, 2012
Happy 53rd Birthday Mike.
Love You Tut.
Gwen McShan
September 10, 2012
Happy Birthday Mike, I miss you more than anyone can imagine. You were my closes sibling and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I miss you so much that it seems like yesterday. I know that I will see you again and I love you and will always remember the good times that we shared. Missing you always Love your sister Gwen McShan (Tut).
Gwen McShan
September 9, 2011
On the eve of what should have been your 52nd birthday, I light this candle in your memory. I miss you so very much not a day goes by that my heart doesn't ache to see your face or hear your voice again. RIP Mike I love and miss you so dearly.
Gwendolyn McShan
July 14, 2011
Missing my brother today more than ever, with the family reunion fast approaching I can't help but remember the times that I spent with my favorite brother. Oh how I miss your presence you made me laugh and cry and I would give anything to have you back with us. It has been 5 years and it seems like just yesterday when I saw you last watching the Finals in 2006. Love and Miss you Always and Forever. Your sister
Tut
Gwen McShan
July 11, 2011
To The Giles Family which I was once a part of and still to this day feel I still am...I know it been awhile-- but I just have had Mike on my mind constantly.We were more than my Brother-n-Laws.And I'll never forget all the grreat laughs we share sitting in the floor at the house. It was as if we shared the same blood.I miss Michael Giles.The shock of it all still rides me like a bad nightmare I can't wake up from.Rest in Peace Mike...we'll see each other again I hope and Pray.
Willie B. McShan
December 19, 2007
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
DAVID WILLIAMS
November 16, 2007
I will always cherish the opportunity I've had to know Mike . He certaily epitomized the American dream and goodness in an individual. His upbeat personality helped me through many challenging situations and I'll forever be greatful for his presence. I know his family and friends will greive his departure from this life but I think we can all be assured that he is in the best of care. Whenever I think of boiled crawfish , fish frys, home-made sausage and etoufee, I know I'll feel Mike's presence near because those are a few favorites he spoke of often.
Joe Gray
November 14, 2007
May God be with you in this time of need. I was also a classmate from D.W Carter. My prayers are with you and your family.
Donna Jackson
November 13, 2007
Kind, Reserved, Cheerful, Helpful and Jovial, are just a few distinct words that come to mind about Mike. He was a very reserved and at the same time welcoming man. You will always be missed homie.
And may the almighty God provide the strength and comfort to your family at this sorrowful time.
Femmy Onyegam
November 11, 2007
I struggle when I scan this earth for a physical presence of my friend. I realize that you are still with me. In looking outward, I am looking in the wrong direction. It is when I look inward to my soul, that I find that you are still with me.
Your honest; kind hearted; warm selfless spirit has left permanent impressions upon those fortunate enough to have been your friend. My heart goes out to friends & family. When you feel Michael has left you, you will find that he will never leave.
Look inward & you will find Michael closer than ever.
Collin Schultz
November 11, 2007
My condolences to the family of Michael Giles. I shall always remember Michael, the way he would make you laugh, his caring heart, and as a friend of mine. May God comfort our hearts.
Rahsaan White
November 9, 2007
Mike was one of those people that I and others really liked to be around. He always had a way of making everyone laugh and smile. He was honest and was someone to look up to. He will truly be missed.
Sherry Hutchison
November 9, 2007
My condolences to the family of Michael Giles, Mike was indeed a good man and a very dear friend I will forever remember the laughs we shared together as I am sure others will remember the many smiles he brought to their faces. God be with you all during this difficult time.
Clifton Moning
November 8, 2007
Mrs. Smith, Gwen, Cheryl, Ebony, Vanessa, Derrick, Darius, Ariel, Jamal, and other family members, I pray for peace and comfort to you all during this time. We will all miss Mike as he was one of the most sweetest, kindest, gentleman in our lives. We know that he is at peace with our Lord and Savior. May God keep you all. Love you all always,

Lynne and Teliah
Lynne Poole
November 8, 2007
Michael was indeed a wonderful person! I will always miss my friend but I will cherish his memory forever. My love, prayers and thoughts are with the family. I pray God's strength and comfort for you.
Dana Chambliss
November 8, 2007
To the family of Michael:

God has promised not to give you more than you can bear. He has promised to lift you up in your grief and despair. Thanks be unto the Lord who sustains you in this day of sorrow. Remember the grace of God is sufficient for all of your needs, for every problem, for every broken heart, and for every human sorrow. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.

on behalf of Dee Halton
Pearl Young
November 8, 2007
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Golden Gate Funeral Home, St. Mary's Chapel St. Mary's Chapel
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