Memorial Celebration for Rev. Michael F. Stevenson
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time: 11:30 am
Where: Wayne Recreation Center
4635 Howe Road
Wayne, MI 48184
Please join the family in celebrating the life of Rev. Michael F. Stevenson, Sr.
For more information email: Patricia Stevenson-McGee
On the evening of February 24, 2016, Rev. Michael Stevenson, Sr. passed away peacefully of natural causes. Brother Mike was home surrounded and comforted by family in Canton, MI at the time of his passing. Michael was 73 years old.
Michael Stevenson was born in Detroit, MI at Henry Ford Hospital on July 30, 1943. He was the second child, and the first son, of Sadie Price and Herman Stevenson. His father, Herman, worked for Ford, so they gave him the middle name of "Ford".
Michael grew up and attended Detroit Public Schools: Custer Elementary (now Thurgood Marshall and Central High School). He graduated from Central State University with a BA in Biology in 1966. He married his college sweetheart, Bertha in August 21, 1964.
As Michael began his family, he continued his education at the University of Michigan graduating with a MS in Industrial Hygiene in 1973. He began his career at Dow Chemical-Midland, MI. Michael continued his career as an Industrial Hygienist with Allied Chemical- Morristown, NJ in 1977.
Upon the death of his youngest daughter in 1983, Michael decided to go full time into the ministry. He moved his family to Virginia Beach, VA where he attended Regent University. Michael received his second MA in Theology in 1987. Upon graduation from Regent he became an associate minister with Rock Church. During his time with Rock Church, he ministered to countless individuals/families, headed the Nehemiah House program and pastored a satellite church in Greenville, SC.
Michael moved to Michigan in retirement to take care of his ailing mother. Michael was preceded in death by: his son, Michael Jr.; father, Herman; his youngest daughter, Michelle Cheree'; mother, Sadie; brother-n-law, Curtis. He is survived by is wife of 51 years, Bertha; daughter Patricia; and five grandchildren- Walter and his wife Brittany, Cheree', Katlyn, Autumn and Bryant Jr.; brother-n-law, Bernard and numberous aunts, uncles, and cousin.