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Michael Leon Pope, 74, of Griffin, Ga passed away on Monday March 6, 2023.
Michael was born May 10, 1948, in Atlanta, Ga to the late Ada Ruth (Mabry) Pope and Doxie Clinton Pope. He graduated from South Cobb High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1970. He graduated from Southern Tech and went to work for AT&T for 35 years, retiring as a manager in 2002.
Michael is survived by his wife of 14 years: Cathy Rowan Pope; his son and daughter-in-law: Kenny and Teri Pope of Flowery Branch; three step-children: Amanda (Braden) Civins of Vienna, VA., crystal (Jason) Rose of Summerville, SC., and Josh Patterson of Phoenix, AZ.; and six granddaughters: Willow, Savannah, Charly, Eden, Forrest, and Ellie. Michael is preceded in death by his first wife of 39 years, Sharon Elaine Pope; his parents; and one brother, Larry Pope.
Michael served as Deacon at Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga. His other hobbies included watching sports, spending time with his grandchildren, and playing with his boxer, Sophie. He also enjoyed traveling to the mountains to see oldies and Christian concerts with Cathy.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday March 11, 2023 at 11:00 am at Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner, GA 30257. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s honor can be made to Rock Springs Land Fund at https://app.securegive.com/rockspringsonline/main/donate/category or to your local animal shelter.
Cathy Robinson says
Cathy, Kenny, Teri, all of Mike’s family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Larry & I were blessed to have Mike Pope as a co-worker & very dear friend. He will be missed by many but we didn’t lose him. We know exactly where he is. Resting in the arms of Jesus. May God grant you comfort & peace now & in the days ahead.
Shane Lester says
Cathy, Praying for you and your family. May our Awesome God place His at around you, reassuring you will be with again in the future.
In Christ, Shane
Patsy Weems English says
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort and peace, and wonderful memories for family and friends.
Polly Marlene Towler says
Words of comfort, words of blessing! Your story is beautiful and spirit-filled. God Speed, Mike – you’ve earned your peace!
Sandra Hunt says
Mike will always be with you Cathy. Try and take comfort in that thought.
All our love and support.
Sandra and Dan Hunt
Marla Rowan Finnegan says
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
Debbie Bedgood says
I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was my boss for several years at Bellsouth and he was always so nice to his group! I remember for his 40th birthday we made a sign and hung it on the wall at the elevator. It said “Is there hope for the Pope after 40 ??
He thought it was hilarious.. rest in peace Mike you were one of the good ones !
Russ Taylor says
Cathy and family we are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Praying that God’s comfort and care will be with you in the days ahead. Russ and Donna Taylor
Larry oliver says
Sorry to hear of Mike passing may God comfort you at this time..had lots of good memories with Mike..golfing and working..