Michael Troy Herron
“Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.”. Job 1:21
Michael Troy Herron was born on April 11, 1962, in Clarksdale, Mississippi to his parents, Eddie L. Herron, Sr. and Lee Etta Cooper Herron. He was the seventh child born in the family. He was raised surrounded by his brothers, Eddie, Jr., Johnnie, Marvin, and his sisters, Brinda, Sara, Sharon, and Joanetta. As a child, Michael loved playing basketball, shoot marbles, run track, and baseball. His family remembers he playing the “Little Brown Bear” in a Christmas play where he also led a solo. He loved the music of Sam Cook singing “Twisting The Night Away” while he and his father would hit the dance floor.
Michael received his formal education in Denver, Colorado, where he attended Ebert Elementary, and he graduated from East High School. While in high school, he received numerous honors and recognitions for his basketball skills; some of which include All State, All City, lead scorer, and Mr. Basketball Player of the year. He furthered his education by attending Metro State University and Colorado NW Community College. He earned an associate’s degree.
By profession, Michael was a Master Chef. He was employed by the Millionaire Club Charity located in Seattle, Washington. He was the Lead Chef. He was respected by his co-workers and the management team.
A man of faith and belief in the Lord, Michael was a member of Central Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado. He was baptized by the late Reverend W.O. Mays. He believed in the power of prayer and having the right relationship with the Lord.
Michael was a fun-loving man, who enjoyed life and those he encircled. In his free time, he loved spending quality time with family and friends during holidays. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh, his beautiful smile, he conversing with his mother, and his grilling skills especially ribs, chicken, and steaks. His closest friends, Alex Thatch and Steve Tolliver will miss the many conversations they shared about his athletic abilities and his friendly nature. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this kind and wonderful man. To know Michael was to love him.
He is preceded in death by his father, Eddie L. Herron, Sr.; siblings, Delores Miller, and Barbara L. Evans.
Michael Troy Herron departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on August 27, 2023, in Seattle, Washington. Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include his mother, Lee Etta Herron; brothers, Eddie L. Herron, Jr., Marvin D. (Kathy) Herron, Johnnie R. (Summer) Herron; sisters, Brinda D. Herron, Sara D. (Bruce) Williams, Sharon R. Herron, Joanetta L. Herron; his long-time companion, Patricia Abbott-Moruza; 1 aunt, Leedora Fields; 2 uncles, Johnnie Herron, Sr., and Lawrence Herron and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of other relatives and many friends.