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Michael Baez
  • November 30, 1959
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  • December 19, 2015

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Mike Baez was born November 30th, 1959 in Manhattan, New York living in New Jersey until attending high school at Forest Lake Academy in Apopka, Florida.  Mike passed away December 19th, 2015 after a long and hard fought battle with multiple health issues.  Through it all, he was able to keep his sense of humor surprising and inspiring people with his resilience and determination and continuing to go to work every day until mounting physical challenges overwhelmed his resolve.

His relatively short life was full in experiences.  He graduated from Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tennessee in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion.  Mike developed a lifelong interest in tennis and remained a NY Mets and NY Giants fan no matter where life took him.  Teaching English in Korea for a year gave him a fondness for Asian culture and its people.

Making the best of what life offered, he unknowingly continued to touch people who knew him with his depreciating sense of humor and infectious laughter.  His example encouraged others to make the best of their own lives and trust in God’s plan and timing for each of us.

He was devoted to his wife, Robin, of twenty-seven years sharing the ups and downs of life as a team, and enjoyed celebrating God’s goodness by cruising together.  Though Mike wanted no recognition or memorial, certainly this humble man will be remembered for his strength and courage amid the harsh challenges he faced daily.


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  1. 11 Feb 2016
    Lenore Hodges lit a candle:
    Lit since February 11, 2016 at 2:23:54 AM

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    Lenore Hodges lit a candle:
    Lit since February 11, 2016 at 2:22:57 AM

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    Lit since February 10, 2016 at 2:44:51 PM

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    Sally Dawson lit a candle:
    Lit since February 10, 2016 at 2:20:11 PM

  5. 10 Feb 2016
    Dan and Carolyn Lewis says:
    Robin.....Carolyn and I just recently learned of Michael's passing and we're so sorry of your loss. You two were the initial inspiration for Carolyn and I when we were married. You both were standing right there with us when tension was flowing. We will continue in remembering of Mike's wit, his love for everyone, his willingness...never complaining of any handicap. We now can't help but visualize of his glorious tomorrow when Jesus comes, lifts him up, and then the wonderful promised reunions that we'll all experience. So thankful that sadness, sickness, death, and this old world will be gone forever!!! God Bless YOU Robin.....We love you!!!

  6. 10 Feb 2016
    Dan and Carolyn Lewis lit a candle:
    Lit since February 10, 2016 at 2:19:26 PM

  7. 10 Feb 2016
    Dan and Carolyn Lewis says:
    Robin.....We just recently learned of Mike's passing and are truly sorry for your loss. You and Mike were such an initial inspiration when Carolyn and I were married. You two were right there standing with us when some tension was flowing. I think of Mike and his wit, his love for everyone, and never complaining of any handicap what so ever. Now he's resting in Jesus awaiting his glorious tomorrow morning!!! So anxious for that wonderfully promised reuniting day, when we'll experience no more sorrow, sickness and death. God Bless YOU Robin....We love you!!!

  8. 10 Feb 2016
    Bill & Linda Graves says:
    Dear Robin, we haven't keep in touch for awhile but I just heard about Mike. We are so very sorry for your dear loss. Mike was such a joy to be around. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are all looking forward to Jesus' return and seeing our loved ones again. Much LoVe!!

  9. 10 Feb 2016
    Bill & Linda Graves lit a candle:
    Lit since February 10, 2016 at 2:55:33 PM

  10. 10 Feb 2016
    Diane and Roger Inman lit a candle:
    Lit since February 10, 2016 at 2:40:20 PM

  11. 10 Feb 2016
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    Lit since February 10, 2016 at 2:39:08 PM

  12. 27 Jan 2016
    Alice Cobb says:
    Robin, I just found out that Mike passed away. I am so saddened. He brightened my days for years and I loved working with him. He was such a joy. My thoughts are with you.

  13. 17 Jan 2016
    Jan & Jim lit a candle:
    Lit since January 17, 2016 at 1:41:32 PM

  14. 17 Jan 2016
    Jan & Jim lit a candle:
    Lit since January 17, 2016 at 1:40:46 PM

  15. 17 Jan 2016
    Jan & Jim says:
    Our brother in law, Mike, fought a tough long battle each day of his life. He was a dedicated employee and worked until the last few months of his life. He loved laughter, his wit and humor was infectious, when he laughed one couldn't help but laugh with him because he laughed all over, inside and out. He would crack us up with laughter more times than we can count. This is one of the many things we will always remember and miss. Though his health was failing, his main concern was for Robin and the future she would have, he made sure things were in place for her. Mike's mission here is finished and he is resting, no more pain and discomfort, He is at peace now awaiting that glorious day in the not too distant future when he and Robin will be reunited and we meet him again outside the pearly gates where we as a family will gather to enter with Jesus for eternity. Rest on our brother, we'll see you in the morning.

  16. 01 Jan 2016
    Sharon Spivey says:
    I am thankful for the example of courage and perseverance that Mike exemplified. His quick wit and sense of humor was always fun. Thanks for being a part of our lives.

  17. 01 Jan 2016
    Sharon Spivey lit a candle:
    Lit since January 1, 2016 at 1:18:43 PM

  18. 31 Dec 2015
    Ross Linville says:
    I have known Mike and Robin for over 15 years and I was always in total awe of how they lived their life. They were always there for one another. When Robin had a bad day Mike was always there with his sense of humor to brighten her day. They would pray together every day before leaving for work. No matter what health issue Mike had going on that day, you would never hear him complain. And he was always praising God no matter what life dealt him. I have never actually met Mike, but I have heard about him, his challenges, his life, his successes, his laughter through Robin. I can honestly say that I have learned so much from him that I am a better person for it. I will miss Robin telling me the jokes he says, or how he picks on her, or how he cares more for her than himself. But this I do know, Mike is in a better place now, playing the best tennis ever. I will miss you Mike.

    Ross

  19. 30 Dec 2015
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    Lit since December 30, 2015 at 12:45:58 AM

  20. 29 Dec 2015
    Kelly Ravelo lit a candle:
    Lit since December 29, 2015 at 12:12:13 PM

  21. 29 Dec 2015
    You were loved beyond what you knew. There wasn't one student that didn't like you. You will be missed. See you in heaven Michael. Jesus is coming soon. lit a candle:
    Lit since December 29, 2015 at 12:11:07 PM

  22. 29 Dec 2015
    Iris Mayden Shull says:
    Mike was always smiling and a great encourager to all of of us. To Robin and Mike's family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time of loss.

    Oh, thank Heaven for God's goodness to us

    Iris Mayden Shull

  23. 28 Dec 2015
    Stephen Kelley says:
    Robin, Our prayers are with you.

  24. 28 Dec 2015
    Natalie Inman lit a candle:
    Lit since December 28, 2015 at 12:05:16 PM

  25. 28 Dec 2015
    M79M says:
    Uncle Mike was among the sweetest men I have ever known. He was always so kind and loving toward me and my brother and made us feel special and appreciated. I love him and will miss him tremendously. I was blessed to have him as my uncle and I look forward to seeing him in heaven. -Natalie

  26. 28 Dec 2015
    Charles Baez lit a candle:
    Lit since December 28, 2015 at 12:26:38 PM

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