Emma Regina Michael age 91 of Daybrook passed away Monday, October 21, 2019 at her home. She was born September 8, 1928 in Daybrook the daughter of Homer and Gladys Headley Henderson.
Jean was a 1947 graduate of Clay-Battelle High School. Drama was her favorite subject and Mrs. Bunner made sure that she always had a part in every play. Jean was a faithful member of the Daybrook Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school for many years.
In the early seventies Jean and her husband owned the Blacksville Variety Store where she made many flower arrangements and in her spare time she loved working outside on her flower beds.
Jean was musically inclined and loved to sing. She belonged in a few local bands and could play the mandolin, guitar and the piano by ear. She was a member of the Clay District Fair Assn. Jean also enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events throughout the years. She loved family get togethers and her Daybrook community. In later years, Jean loved to use water colors and paint scenery from greeting cards and Christmas cards. One of her favorite pastimes was playing the card game Setback with family.
Jean is survived by her son Douglas Michael of Blacksville, one daughter, Tessie (Mike) Opyoke of Daybrook, grandchildren, Stephanie (Heath) Owens, Kristina (Jason) Evans, Steven (Crystal) Michael, Hillary (James) Lancaster, Dylan Opyoke and Logan Opyoke, great grandchildren Tyler Owens, Emily Owens, Zachary Owens, Lilly Evans, Colby Evans, Bennie Evans, Levi Michael, Alexis Michael, Taylor Lancaster and Ryder Lancaster, sisters Mary Ann (Sonny) Rogers and Susan Jane (Paul) Stout and one step-brother, Mac Varner, and a great friend, Norma Henry.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband Andy Michael.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Amedisys Hospice. Also to Marietta Barcroft who became a very special friend to Jean.
The family requests that donations be made in Jean’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL, Memphis, TN 38105.
Friends may call at the Daybrook Church of Christ on Thursday from 2-8 pm and on Friday from noon until the 1:00 pm funeral service with Evangelist Mike Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at the Daybrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.