Michael Anthony Wagoner, 62, was called home to join our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in Roswell, NM. Michael was surrounded by loved ones as his spirit was united with our heavenly Father.
On November 7, 1956, Michael Anthony Wagoner was born to Katie Mae and Henry Clay Wagoner in Roswell, NM. Mike attended Highland and Flora Vista elementary schools, Yucca middle school, and Roswell High School. Mike played baseball and football as a youth. He remained an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching his Redskins play. Mike worked in the skilled trades, including the trucking and construction industries. Mike was a charismatic man who greeted everyone with his warm smile.
Having become a father of four at a young age, and having three additional children later in life, Mike understood the importance of family. These values were imparted to him by his own parents, as well as a family legacy of unity and perseverance. A descendant of Blackdom, the first all-black settlement in New Mexico, Mike was very proud of his lineage and had an unconditional love for his entire family. Mike’s life is a testimony of God’s grace to all the people who love him.
SURVIVORS: Mike will be forever remembered by his children, Lyresha Ervin, Takiesha Fauntleroy, Myzell Ervin, Nyosha Ervin, Shaquan Reese, Larenz Reese, Janeva Reese; grandchildren: Michaela, Jonathan, Diamonte, Mica, Latrell, Jeremyah, Natalia, Sammie, Kalilah; great-grandchildren: Isaac, Evelyn, Indie, Kehlani, Ja’Kayden; sisters: Precious Paulette Trigg, Elizabeth Gault, Deborah Wagoner Hunter and husband Raford; aunts: Helena Collins, Ada Belle, Mildred Coleman, Rebecca Day, Naomi Jackson and husband James, Betty Sue; uncles: Henry Lee and wife Diane, Washington Auston and wife Gail, Alvin Ray; nieces: Chonda Wagoner, Tanara Wagoner; nephew: James Wagoner; and a host of cousins and other beloved family and friends.
PRECEDED: Preceding Mike in death are his parents, Katie Mae and Henry C. Wagoner; brother, Henry C. Jr.; sisters, Katie Lee Lewis, Elsie Lee Risby and husband Andy; nephew, Matthew Lewis.
SERVICES: A memorial service will be held for Mike at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM.