Michael O’Neil Stuckey, son of Sarah Williams and O’Neil Williams, was born on December 3, 1970, in Sumter, South Carolina. He transitioned this life, on October 16, 2021, at The Regional Medical Center, in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
In his early years, Michael was a member of St. Davis Holiness Church, in Sumter. He attended Sumter County public schools and joined Job Corp in Memphis, Tennessee. After Job Corp, Michael relocated to Washington State and worked as a product handler at Fastenal Distribution Center in Lakewood. He returned to Sumter and worked as a traveling sales associate for a national distributing company before he established his own business.
Michael had an infectious sense of humor. He could make anyone laugh with his unique way of looking at the world and recounting the amusing side of things.
Michael was a loving free spirit, who enjoyed traveling and meeting different people. He traveled all over the country, often settling in states and cities, he liked best. Throughout his travels, and his life, Michael never met a stranger. Everyone was his friend.
Michael was serious about hair, clothes, and all-things fashionable. He loved to look good. Even when his health began to fail, and dressing up became too difficult, he kept his eyebrows meticulously arched.
Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Mary Lee Stuckey Williams; maternal grandfather Archie Williams; maternal great-grandmother Elisa Mae Coleman; paternal grandmother Maebell Williams; paternal great grandmother Mary Jane Tomlin; paternal great grandmother Agnes Williams (grandfather’s mother); an aunt, Hula Lee Stuckey; uncles James Stuckey, Archie Williams Jr., Jackie Williams and Johnny Williams; cousins Bernadette Salaam Stuckey, Rosevelt Tomlin, Jr., William Tomlin, Wayne Tomlin; and great aunts, Marylee James and Sarah Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his parents; his paternal grandfather Firdnand Williams, Pottstown, PA; nine brothers, Reginal Stuckey, Detroit, MI, Tyrone Williams (Jaynay), Dalzell, SC, Jackie S. Pringle, Sumter, SC, Reginald Myers, Sumter, SC , Ricky Myers, O’Neil Williams, Jr., DNeal Myers, Dakwon Myers, and Brian Williams; four sisters, Tara Davis (Thomas Jefferson), Sumter, SC, Tanesha Canzater (Daniel), Bellingham, WA, Bashana Ferrell, North Charleston, SC, and Demira Myers, Sumter, SC; two aunts, Cassie Tomlin, Laurel, MD, and Cynthia Williams, Sumter, SC; two grand aunts, Betty McDonald, Sumter, SC, and Girleen Jackson, Sumter, SC; one grand uncle, Shedrack Williams, Sumter, SC; two god mothers, Linda McKenzie, Pembroke, KY and Barbara Brockington, Sumter, SC; two god sisters, Selena Burgess Oak Grove, KY and Alisha McCollough (Demtria), Oak Grove, KY; a favorite cousin, Meshell (Johnny) Dicks Hopkins, Sumter, SC; and a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.