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Michael Haywood Boles, 22, passed away on October 11, 2015 at his home in Charlotte, NC. He was born on June 30, 1993 in Brooklyn, NY to Steve Boles and Phyllis VanCleave.
He moved to Charlotte in 1997 with his parents and graduated from Mallard Creek High School in 2011. He will be remembered by his many friends and family for his charm, wit, sense of humor, blue eyes, and smile. He will also be remembered for his love of UNC basketball, NY Yankees baseball, and Chelsea Football.
He is survived by his parents and sister, Sara.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 15th at 12:30 PM followed by a service at 1:30 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (1400 Suther Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269).
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte is assisting the Boles family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Dear Boles family,
I am sorry for your pain, and loss.
You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26. To learn more about God’s promises, go to JW.org.
Ruben Rosario says
Dear Boles Family,
It is with a heavy heart that I sit here struggling with finding the right words. Michael had very quickly become a close friend and confidante. He had a natural way of making those around him at ease and always kept me smiling. I will always have a spot in my heart for him. I know that my loss and feelings are but a tiny fraction of yours. Michael truly loved each one of you and knew in his mind and his heart that everything you all did for him you did out of love! He spoke of each of you so passionately especially his little sister Sara! He was extremely proud of her! He absolutely LOVED playing ball and that is how I will choose to always remember him, out on the diamond playing with boundless enthusiasm, flashing that smile! He is already missed.
Amanda Howard says
I am very sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a member of your family and that is true for those of us at Mallard Creek. Many of his teachers remember him fondly and he will be missed.
Sheila Harrington says
Dear Boles Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss, I know it is very hard to deal with the loss of a family member, I can’t honestly say I know how you feel because I could not imagine the loss of a child and how painful that must be. I only knew Michael for a very short amount of time, I played softball with him and met him through the team, but I felt like I had known him for a long time. I can say he was very enthusiastic and a great ball player, always anxious to hit those home runs. It was very sunny outside the first time I met him and we played together side by side on the field that day. I missed a catch partly because the son was in my eyes. He had just bought a new hat that day, he took it off and gave it to me. At the end of that game I offer the hat back to him and he told me to keep it, he wanted me to have it. He was very kind and generous, easy to befriend, and I will always remember him for that. I still have his hat and will continue to wear it and think of him. Sincerely, Sheila
Robert & Elaine White says
Dear Boles Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. We know that your son will always be with you in your heart and soul.
Bonnie Cook Johnson says
Steve and Phyllis, I was so very sorry to read of Michael’s death. Even though we don’t see each other very often, you are 2 wonderful and loving people I remember from “way back when.” Praying that God will comfort you and heal your hearts during this very difficult time.
Deedie Harrington says
Dear Steve, Phyllis & Sara – I am so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. Our children are so precious to us, regardless of how old they are. I hope Michael’s memories will give you all comfort as time gives your grief time to soften. Please know that Jerry and I send our love, thoughts and prayers
Carmen Griffin says
I wish that I could take away your pain. I can not imagine how you must feel at this time.
Please know that Michael will always hold a special place in our hearts and prayers.. He always had a smile on his face and had a way of making others smile too.. I will forever cherish our memories during those years when we were all one big baseball family..
Judy Simpson Cook says
Steve, Phyllis, and Sara…. my heart is broken for you. I am deeply, deeply sorry for what you are experiencing. My thoughts are with you, my love is with you. I wish I could say or do something but I know I can’t. I’m just so sorry for your pain. Much love and caring, Judy and Ron.