Michael Leon Lindsey

Born in Birmingham, AL

Departed on October 3, 2019 and resided in Portland, TN

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Michael Leon Lindsey of Portland, TN was born on July 22, 1981 in Birmingham, Al to the parents of Willie and Brennetta Avery Lindsey.  At the age of 38, Michael went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 3, 2019.  He accepted Christ at an early age, graduated from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, AL, and continued his education at Tennessee State University where he earned his Bachelor of Administration in Economics and Finance.  Michael was a self-starter and utilized his education and internal motivation to become a very successful entrepreneur.

Michael was a devoted husband, father, son, and friend.  He had a heart as big as all the outdoors.  He met no strangers and would help anyone.  Michael’s family will always remember two things, his very recognizable and infectious laugh, and how neat he was with his personal appearance - he always liked to “look sharp”.  Michael was very dear and special to his grandparents. He met his match and has accomplished his lifetime goal, proving Vone wrong. He is deeply missed by his family, friends, and anyone whose life he touched.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Willie Lindsey, Jr.; grandfather, Willie Lindsey, Sr.; and father-in-law, Vang “Pops” Chomsavanh. He is survived by his wife, Lae “Vone” Lindsey, four daughters, Aylana, Arielle, Amaya, and Abrianna.; parents, Brennetta (Randy) Vaughn; mother-in-law, Mrs. Chomsavanh; siblings, David Leon (Aislynn) Lindsey, Joey (Felicia) Lindsey, Davon Simpson, and Rangeena Simpson; grandparents, James & Willie Nell Avery, and Franklin & Mary Malone; five nieces, Kailyn Alexandria Lindsey, Jasmine, Jaylin and Dhalia Chomsavanh, and Mina Pham; and two nephews, James Michael Lindsey and Jaeden Lindsey; and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives, and friends.

Michael, until we see each other again, you will forever remain in our hearts.  We love you!




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18 Comments to Mr. Michael Leon Lindsey

  1. Mrs. Lindsey
    October 8, 2019 10:12 pm

    I love you to death! I’m so happy and proud that you have accomplished all your goals, making sure your Family is straight! Probing me wrong for once lol. I love and adore you.
    I appreciate and admire that you always want to shelter and provide for us. I love you, we love you, the girls misses you so dearly. I am ready for the challenge, I am always ready! I can’t fit your shoes but you know you always had faith and knows that if anyone can do what you do I , I can. I listen to everything you told and taught me that’s why you’re so “Icy”. I promise to keep your legacy going and I’ll continue to honor your wishes. Please make the cows stop mooing because you know I love you ❤️💕😘

  2. Toccara Simpson
    October 8, 2019 10:17 pm

    I miss you so much peach be with Von and the girls love you your Hunny Bunny

    • Vone Lindsey
      October 8, 2019 11:35 pm

      He is always with all of us 😘
      Live always -Vone-

    • Vone Lindsey
      October 8, 2019 11:55 pm

      Hunn! You know you was his heart. Mike was the man, cousin, friend, son, HUSBAND, DADDY, grandson, stranger that everyone loves. He had so much love and loved so hard to point that it hurts. He had an abundance of love which was reciprocated. Thank you cuz for loving me and supporting me as much as you loved and loves him. Michael! I will make sure I “fix my face” lol I am happy that you can finally rest! You have worked your tail off. Rest and rest good until we see you again. We all love love love love you. Your Crew got you. I love you ❤️

  3. Brennetta Avery
    October 8, 2019 10:53 pm

    I love you so much cuzzzzz. You will be and are truly missed. I will for ever and always cherish every memory that we’ve had. Im so blessed to have had the chance to be your favorite lil cousin. I will never ever forget about you. My love for you will never leave. I thank you for everything you have ever done for me and the kids. You was always there when I needed you and from the bottom of my heart I appreciate it. You didn’t get to wish me a Happy Birthday on the 1st 😢 one last time Because you usually call a couple of days after because you always forget lol but that was normal to me. We would always laugh about it 💔. I pray god watches over Von and my beautiful little cousins. I promise you that I will always be there for them and will treat your kids as you have always treated mine ❤ I love you beyond infinity and please watch over us until we meet again. Stay “Icy” ICE MIKE 💙

  4. Vone Lindsey
    October 8, 2019 11:49 pm

    Hey cuz! In his words “ain’t no thang! You know I got you!” I am so happy and thank you for being with me. Remembering him “Wipe me Down!” Words can’t express how much he meant to us. Now our crew is down one. I love you and I know he loves us. Somethings it’s good not say goodbye because once we meet again it will be like he never left. For as long as we keep him in our hearts we will forever be with us. Just remember to keep the shades on at all times because it protects us from them haterz! I love you Cuz and thank you for always being my side kick❤️. We love you Babe! Forever missing you. And yes indeed you are so Fly and iced out. “Icey- Ice Mike” 1-2 check , check 1-2

  5. Carless Link
    October 9, 2019 8:31 am

    Mike, you are and will for ever be my brother. I Love You bruh. You brother Carless Link. On you get to see our Lord. I thank God for preparing a room for you in HIS mansion.

  6. Carless Link
    October 9, 2019 8:33 am

    Mike, you are and will for ever be my brother. I Love You bruh. Your brother Carless Link. Now you get to see our Lord. I thank God for preparing a room for you in HIS mansion.

  7. Linda Chomsavanh
    October 9, 2019 8:41 am

    Mike,thank you for loving my sister and our crazy family! You are loved and missed beyond words! -Linda

  8. Dorothy Hudson
    October 9, 2019 12:10 pm

    Our hearts are broken hearing the sad news about Michael. Please know that we’re praying for peace and strength for you all to get through this period of loss . May God always give you the comfort you need. Love ❤️ you . Your former neighbors Dorothy, Leroy and Shaunedra Hudson

  9. Emmett Ash
    October 9, 2019 2:13 pm

    Young Mikie, My Ace, a great man, my friend. You were a devoted husband, a loving father, and an excellent provider. I don’t know where to begin. When we 1st met at Tenn. State in 1999, I’ve always known you to be a straight up thorough guy. As i write this, my heart weigh heavy and tears are constantly falling from my eyes. i will never forget you my friend. You are the true definition of genuine and loyalty. You are the type of man that will give a person the shirt off your back. Whether it was conversation, going out having a great time or needing help in life situations, you have always been there. From then til now, you have always been my A1 since Day1. Most importantly, you always put God first and you were true to yourself. You and your family are in my prayers. These words con not express how I feel right now and I can talk about you for days. I can’t ask God why he called such a good person home because he is the only one who knows his reasons, but what I do know is that you are in a better place because God has you with him because you are a member of his family. He also knows that you will be truly missed, but never forgotten by your family and friends here on earth. I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND!!!!!!

  10. John hudson and family.
    October 9, 2019 2:15 pm

    The hudson family praying for you and the family you will be missed love you my friend.

  11. Jocelyn Heyward
    October 11, 2019 7:53 am


    I am so sorry to hear this you will be missed dearly. You were one of the first people I met when we were at Tennessee State University in the PSI program. I will cherish those fond memories and laughs that we shared together. I am praying for your mother; your wife, your children and your family and Friends. RIP Mike gone to soon.


    Jocelyn Heyward-Tharpe and Family

  12. Jason Roland
    October 11, 2019 12:12 pm

    ICE MIKE!!! Man, I found out and I swear I’m sorry. Praying for your family. I ain’t seen you in years, but it was always like yesterday when we saw each other.


    Jason roland (Lil J)

  13. Rebecca Panyavong
    October 11, 2019 11:41 pm

    Mike as I’ve told you in one of many of our hours long talks you, Vone and your girls are my family always. I’ve never met a more selfless and empathetic person in my life and the love between you and Vone was so beautiful. You were a great father, husband and friend and I’m so happy to have known you for this time here on earth. I will continue to have Vone and your girls back as they are my family no matter what. I feel like I lost a brother and a great friend. Until we meet again fam……

  14. Turk Foster
    October 12, 2019 11:25 am

    Mike was cool guy always stayed fresh. A man of integrity. A man who always had a smile on his face and was fun to hang around. We had some great times at TSU. You would be missed dearly. Rest In Peace Homie. My prayers are with you and your family. Until we meet again 🙏🏾

  15. Vester Alexander
    October 12, 2019 11:37 am

    My God be with family. Know you miss him but God need him in heaven.

  16. Season Hutchins
    October 12, 2019 12:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss honey. Love you all

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