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Mike Servais

Mt. Juliet, TN

Mike Servais was promoted to glory on July 15, 2017 in Davidson County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Milton Eli Servais and Audrey V. Chambers Servais.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Jo Servais; son, Jay (Melissa) Servais; daughter, Buffy Jo (Tony) Bradley; honorary sister, Nancy (Jim) Powell; and grandchildren, Hunter Servais, Jake Servais, Hailee Servais, Levi Servais, Savannah Grace Bradley, Katie Bradley, Noah Bradley.

Mike had a servant heart and was a man for all reasons. He loved the unlovable as well as the loveable. Mike lived as his dad taught him, "Be the reason someone has a good day." He was a solider of the Lord.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Salvation Army.

A celebration of Life Memorial Service will be Held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3pm at Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene. Visitation with the family will be held from 1-3pm on Sunday also at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN 37216, 615-865-1101, www.springhillfh.com.





Published in Tennessean on Jul. 18, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUL
23
Visitation
01:00 - 03:00 PM
Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene
JUL
23
Celebration of Life
03:00 PM
Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene
Memories & Condolences
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19 entries
August 10, 2017
I met Mike's father before I met Mike. As a young social worker, I was fortunate to learn about resources from both of them. As years went on I realized I witnessed faith, compassion, wit, commitment, intelligence, wisdom and friendship. It's been over 40 years since those early days and I am so grateful that I knew Mike.
Eileen Beehan
July 23, 2017
Dear Lord, my God. I thank you for blessing me with your most humble servant, Mike Servais. Mike, you were my dearest and most precious friend of forty three years now. Always there, always serving, your selflessness had no boundaries. You were without doubt the most Christ like man I ever met. I now know, you have seen God! Words cannot express my gratitude for you.
Mark 4:20 "Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop-thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown."
My dear friend, your bounty was immeasurable and you are reaping your rewards in heaven now. I'll see you upstairs and can already hear your chuckle of get in here! With so much love, Cynthia Anthony Nguyen
Cynthia Anthony-Nguyen
July 21, 2017
Jo and Family, we feel your loss. Mike was a Good person who did Good. It was an honor to be his friend.
V Carl George
Friend
July 20, 2017
Every conversation, meeting or gathering of any sort, resulted in great memories of Mike Servais. Mike loved to tell stories about people helped by the Salvation Army. He simply enjoyed helping people. He found ways to meet the needs of the needy...no matter how tough or difficult their situation.
He will be sorely missed by everyone he encountered...the homeless or those at the top of the social ladder.
Thanks, Mike, for making Nashville an even better place to live.
I know thousands Mike helped on this earth met him at heaven's game...welcoming him to his eternal home.
Bracey Campbell
Friend
July 20, 2017
Mike was an employee at the Knoxville Command of the Salvation Army for a few years in the nineties. He was a tremendous individual who loved God and served faithfully . I always enjoyed our time together and was blessed by him as we shared our experiences as christians . God's love filled Mikes heart and he touched many, many lives. I thank God for his life of service .
Jack Repass
Friend
July 20, 2017
Mikey, my friend and mentor. I will miss you but know that your making Jesus' day as you did for me so many times. Jo and family, be blessed at this difficult time. He has been promoted. jrc
John Crawford
July 19, 2017
I did not know Mike, but I do know that he was a blessing and touched many lives. There is an old gospel song that says:

May the works I've done speak for me.
When I'm resting in my grave,
there's nothing to be said;
May the works the works I've done, Speak for me.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God grant you peach, comfort, and strength.



Erica T Holmes
July 19, 2017
Good On Ya Mike! Your servant's heart in your close relationship with Christ and following his direction truly changed the world for so many in our community.

But what I will remember is the laughter and the smiles during our times together.

Peace, Love, Music, and Blessings to your and your family.

Dani
Dani Amendola
July 19, 2017
My condolences to your family. Mike was such an inspiration to everyone he met. I have never met his equal since our introduction 37 years ago. As with so many others, Mike came into my life when I was at my lowest, and he helped lift me from my despair. I am blessed to have known him.
Clifford McNally
Friend
July 19, 2017
My condolences to your family. Mike was a true inspiration to everyone he crossed paths with. Certainly, I have never met his equal in the 37 years since our introduction. He came into my life when I was falling, and helped lift me from my despair. I am blessed to have know him.
Clifford McNally
July 18, 2017
I knew Mike thru Buddies of Nashville He was very committed to helping the children My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family May GOD grant you comfort and peace
Polley Sedahl
July 18, 2017
Mike was a man after God's own heart.
We loved him and his precious parents
Beautiful memories with Jo. May God bless all
Loretta Gilliam
July 18, 2017
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet and come to know Mike. He was one of finest people I've encountered in my life. I hope the family and his vast number of friends will be comforted during this time of sorrow by the memory of one of Mike's kind (and typically funny) words or deeds.
Richard Jackson
July 18, 2017
Mike and Jo
We met Mike Servais around 2006 to make a money donation for recovery of the Hurricane Katrina devastation. That is when we first witnessed the Mike Servais "zin armtwist." Surprisingly, he had us working at the Municipal Auditorium within a day coordinating collections and the multiple medical agencies of Nashville that did so much during that period of recovery. It was a week of challenge that I will never forget. We got to where we always knew when Mike's armtwist was coming and knew we wouldn't regret it.

My Christmas bell ringing changed after that. We did all manner of assignments and videos he asked us do until he retired from the Salvation Army a few years ago. I even helped him get out of an unexpected scrape when I became an employee of the Salvation Army one Christmas.

We met his wife Jo during that period. I think in many respects, she is the biggest blessing he ever received during his all too brief lifetime. She has a special set of wings waiting for her in Heaven.

As I have come to realize, that was a period of friendship that will never be repeated in my lifetime. Mike came into our lives and took up residence as a brother. We didn't even have to get to know each other. It was one of those unions where you knew instantly that it was meant to be, even though we lived separate lives and had different belief systems. I guess you could say it was a spiritual bond built in another place free from prejudice or judgement.

We'll be joining you soon enough, Mike (and Jo). But, until that time, we will miss your presence here on earth. Rest in Peace my friend.
Jack Cook (Uncle Jack
July 18, 2017
Jo and family,
I am sad to hear the news of Mike's passing. He was a great person and a wonderful neighbor. Prayers and thought are with you at this time.

Kenwood Dr
Gayle Doggett
July 18, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Mike was a blessing to so many. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Elaine Pedigo
July 18, 2017
Mike was one of the finest men I have ever met and I am lucky to have known him!
Tim Hulan
July 18, 2017
Never met a finer person or man .
He loved his family, work and community and he
devoted himself tirelessly.
Bless his devoted wife and children.
M.D.
Dean Spurlock-Birdwell
July 18, 2017
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