Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2009
On Monday morning, Nov. 16, 2009, Michael Koonce departed this earthly life. He heard the call of his Master and took his hand to dwell with Him in eternity.
Michael was born on Oct. 9, 1953 in Newport News to the late Marcus Garvey Dillard and Maggie Koonce.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Guinelle Koonce, son, Micah; three brothers, Leroy Koonce (Annie), Marion Koonce and Anthony Koonce (Paula); three sisters, Peggy Burley (Curtis), Delores Williams (Dennis) and Mildred Gullage (Leonard) and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends.
Viewing will be held Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 from noon to 6 p.m. at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601 27th Street, Newport News, VA 23607. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at First Baptist Church, 112 Mahan St., Suffolk, Va. Interment will follow in Carver Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.cookebros.com