It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of the unexpected passing of Michael Lee Haire, at the young age of 37, on April 9, 2023.
In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones who are left behind. Michael is survived by his beloved daughter, Tiana Antoinette Haire, his son Avery Michael Haire, and their mother LaTricia Wise. He is also survived by his daughter Meadow Christine Haire and her mother Daija White, as well as his daughter Kehlani Rose Haire and stepson Jermaine Walker, whose mother Rosalie Ann Gallegos also tragically passed away alongside Michael.
We extend our deepest condolences to Michael's late grandfather and grandmother, Reverend NL and Kathryn Haire, his mother Linda Davis and her husband Aaron, his brother James Haire, and sister BreAnna Johnson. Our thoughts are also with his aunt Brenda King and her husband Brian, his uncle Michael Haire and his wife Deanna, and his great aunt Peggy Murray and her husband Alan. Additionally, we send our sympathies to his numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Michael's presence will be greatly missed, not only by his immediate family but also by his extended family of wonderful brothers and sisters and their families. During this time of immense grief, we offer our support and love to all those who were touched by Michael's life. May his memory be a source of comfort and strength as we navigate through this painful loss together.
Michael was an incredibly charismatic individual who had a natural ability to connect with people wherever he went. His magnetic personality allowed him to effortlessly make friends from all walks of life. One of his greatest passions was golf, and he would spend countless hours on the green, skillfully putting the ball around. Another one of his loves was motorcycles, and he had earned the nickname "Ghost" among his riding companions. Fishing was yet another activity that brought him immense joy, and he would often spend his spare time with a fishing rod in hand, enjoying the tranquility of the water.
Michael's friendly nature attracted a multitude of friends, too many to even name. His infectious smile had the power to touch hearts and leave a lasting impact on those he encountered, although it also caused some heartbreak along the way. Among his closest friends was Kenji, who cherished their bond deeply. Kenji fondly remembers Michael as someone who left an indelible mark on numerous individuals, making the world a better place through his presence.
In addition to his personal relationships, Michael was also a dedicated professional. He co-owned a business called J & H Custom Fab & Installations with his partner Jonathan. Together, they specialized in fabricating custom warehouses and metal out-buildings. Michael found great fulfillment in his work and considered Jonathan not only a business partner but also a member of his own family.
Michael was not just a member of his family, he was the heart and soul of it. His love for his mother was unwavering. When she speaks of him now her words are simple yet powerful: "My sweet boy - Gone too soon!" It was clear that Michael's presence in her life is irreplaceable.
His brother James held Michael in the highest regard. He admired his sense of humor and the genuine love he had for him. James wanted to be just like Michael, and he always felt safe knowing that his brother had his back. Michael went above and beyond as a brother, always striving to be the best he could be.
LaTricia, saw Michael as her everything. He opened her eyes to the world, while also shielding her from its harsh realities. He was not only her best friend and first love, but they also embarked on the journey of parenthood together. Their love may not have been perfect, but it taught LaTricia valuable lessons about fighting for what she believed in and embracing her role as a mother. She will forever be grateful for the impact Michael had on her life.
Daija, who fell deeply in love with Michael, knew that his love was unlike any other. To know him was to love him, and she cherished every moment they spent together. Michael taught her the importance of strength, standing up for herself, and speaking her mind. He was her first true love, and his memory would forever hold a special place in her heart.
Michael was not just a beloved son and grandson, but also a rock-solid brother, an amazing nephew, a crazy cousin, and a true friend. However, his most important role was that of a loving and dedicated father. His absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him, and his memory will forever be etched in their hearts.