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In Memory Of Our Poets

Michael Darnell McCall, Sr. (1959-2016) - Class Of 1977

Michael Darnell McCall, Sr. was a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He was the 2nd child born to Adair McCall and the late Lille Pearl Moore McCall.

God in His infinite wisdom called Michael home on Saturday, January 23rd at 5:25 AM. The body will lie in state for viewing on Friday, January 29th at Ross Clayton Funeral Home, Montgomery, Alabama. Services will be held on Saturday, January 30th at 11:00 AM at Mobile Heights Baptist Church, 2012 Mobile Road, Montgomery, Alabama, Reverend Filbert Martin, Pastor. Pastor John Grayson of Gospel Tabernacle Church, Selma, Alabama will be officiating. Melvin Miller Funeral Service, Marion, Alabama directing.

Though he was quiet and shy, he had a heart of gold. Michael was a Class of 1977 graduate from Sidney Lanier High School. He served 25 years 5 months and 4 days of selfless dedicated service to the United States Army as a Unit Supply Specialist attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7). He received numerous awards, badges and medals, such as the Driver Badge with Wheel, Army Lapel Button, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Star (BSS), Non-Commissioned Officer's Professional, Development Ribbon With Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (SA), Kuwait Liberation Medal (KU), Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge With Rifle Bar, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge With Pistol Bar, Air Assault Badge, and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-M Bar.

Enjoying his memories; a devoted wife Sonya McCall; 8 children, Michael McCall, Jr., Chris McCall (both of Montgomery, AL), Tanza & Marcus Kidd (Manhattan, KS), Tara (Raymond) Marlow (Miamisburg, OH), Tavien (Dr. Tasha) Feaster (Conyers, GA), Colin (Andreka) Connor (Waldorf, MD), Tene' Walton (Montgomery); 13 grandchildren—with the apple of his eye being Taniyah Kidd (Manhattan, KS); father, Adair McCall (Montgomery, AL); 2 brothers, Sidney Moore (Montgomery) and Adair McCall III (Jacksonville, FL); 3 Uncles, George Moore, Dennis Bibbins and Stanford Bibbins (all of Montgomery, AL); 8 Aunts, Idell (Howard) Wallace (Louisville, Kentucky), Mary Clark (Dayton, OH), Mary (David) Henry (Smith, AL), Margaret (Bennie) Goodman (Montgomery), Annie Williams (Louisville, Kentucky), Betty Boswell, Annette (Gregory) Kelly, and Cheryl Bibbins-Davis (all of Montgomery); mother-in-love Georgia Mills Foster (Selma, AL); sister-in-love Dr. Marsha Atkins (Chicago, IL), and 3 brothers-in-love, William (Renee') Mills (Houston, TX), Ricardo (Vivian) Mills (Selma, AL), and Vincent (Shirley) Mills (Houston, TX). A special mother figure, Mrs. Lucy Simms (Manhattan, KS); his ride or die road trip partner, whether he was traveling to and from Kansas or she was traveling to and from Atlanta - Ms. Wanda Tarrance Steele (Atlanta, GA), the mothers' of his children; Mrs. Melinda Murrell McCoy and Ms. Tandalayo Kidd; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Please visit www.melvinmillerfuneralservice.com to make online flower orders and condolences to the family.

Funeral Home Details
Melvin Miller Funeral Service
302 Pickens Street
Marion AL 36756

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Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on January 28, 2016