Michael was born on October 9, 1950 in Alliance, Ohio, to James Holly and Elizabeth Lowe. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio with his beloved father and mother, the late Willie C. and Elizabeth M. Lowe along with his siblings, the late William and Larry Lowe, Rev. Anita Newkirk, Deborah Lowe and Sheila Lowe. He was married to his wife, Kathy in 1974 and to this union his daughter Sharonna was born. In 1982, he and his family moved to Akron, Ohio where he lived until his transition.
He pastored St.Thomas Baptist Church in Akron, OH and worked for the Finance Department for the Federal Government and formerly served in the U.S military. He loved old school music, bar-b-queing traveling, eating seafood, and Cleveland Sports.
He leaves loving memories with his beloved and devoted wife of 46 years, Kathy Holly; daughter and Son-in-Law, Sharonna and D’Ante Miles, Euclid, OH; Grandson, DeVahnte' Holly, Wickcliffe, OH; Great- grandson, Ashton Holly and god-grandson, Carter Wells; Brothers, Gordon (Edwina) Holly; Sisters, Pastor Anita (Pastor Thomas) Newkirk, Sheffield Village, OH; Deborah Lowe, Lancaster, OH; Sheila Lowe, Oakwood Village, OH; and JaNice (Christian) Mitchell, University Heights, OH; Mother-in-Law, Ruby Mumford; Sisters-in-Law, Gloria Cowsette, Sharon Lowe, Barbara Lee, Deidra Mumford, Cynthia Mumford, Cleveland, OH; JoAnn Lowe, Beachwood, OH; Louvenia Starks, Norfolk, VA; Pamela Holly, Los Angeles, CA; Brothers-in-Law, Jesse Mumford, Sr. and Allen Mumford and a host of god children, family and friends.
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