Michael “Mike” DeWayne Gerald

Michael “Mike” DeWayne Gerald, age 71, of McCaysville, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021. Mike’s family meant everything to him.  He especially loved his grandchildren.  He loved boating, fishing and enjoyed some Jimmy Buffett.  He retired from the United States Army after serving 23 years.   He is survived by his wife Becky Gerald of McCaysville; son John Gerald and wife Heather of Blue Ridge; daughter Wendy Brown and husband Keith of Wilmington, NC; stepson Charlie Silva and wife Lisa of Kennesaw; grandchildren Evan Gerald and Ashley Brown and a host of other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents Johnie and Betty Gerald and sister Linda Robinson.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Pastor Russell Harbin will be officiating.  Interment to follow at the Braselton Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

4 thoughts on “Michael “Mike” DeWayne Gerald”

  1. Mike was a wonderful uncle to me. In my younger childhood days, I remember playing board games with him, flying kites, him doing cannon balls in the swimming pool, teaching me to play bumper pool and cooking or grilling delicious meals. Mike was “the fun dad” and I always remember him full of non-stop energy and always making things a game. He was a big part of my childhood and, although I didn’t see him much in the ladder years, he always will hold a hold a special place in my heart.
    Wendy and John, you were blessed with such a wonderful Daddy and the memories of him will always be sweet and precious. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    -Bonnie Jean (Byrd) Rayburn

  2. Mike Gerald Family, please accept my condolences regarding the passing of Mike. It has been a long time since I corresponded with Mike, but he has always thought of him as a great guy and a awesome friend. Becky, I wish we could have gotten together and shared some old times. Although he is gone, he will never die in our hearts and minds. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this time. Best to you and family Always. Your friend, Gerald Phillips

  3. Rich and Denise Layman send love,prayer, strength and Gods loving arms around the family at this time. God bless!

  4. I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I pray will God will provide you with all the comfort you need to get you and your family through these stressful times.
    May you remember those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday.
    God Bless,
    Jeannette Thompson
    Co-Worker UniPro Foodservice

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