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Michael Jerome Rutledge Sr.

April 21, 1957 November 6, 2020
Michael Jerome Rutledge Sr.
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Obituary for Michael Jerome Rutledge Sr.

Michael “Bull” Rutledge
April 21, 1956 – November 6, 2020

A Time to Be Born
Michael “Bull” Rutledge was born on April 21, 1956, in Gordon Chapel, FL to the late Clyde Rutledge and Elree Cuthbert, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his brother William Cuthbert, Jr., and Uncle Leon Gordon.

A Time to Love
Michael was united in holy matrimony to Shirley Minter Rutledge on July 6, 1991 and from this union, the pair raised a loving family comprised of four boys and two girls.

A Time to Sow
Michael was a roofer for 44 years. He opened his home and his heart to help raise six foster children. He assisted with food delivery in the community and always had a welcoming smile.

A Time to Reap
Michael enjoyed family barbeques and crab boils. He loved fishing and did not mind sharing his catch.

A Time to Die
Michael transitioned from his earthly life on Friday, November 6, 2020, after a brief illness.

A Time to Mourn
Forever cherishing Michael’s loving memories are his wife Shirley Rutledge; His children Kawanna Rutledge, Michael (Eshia) Rutledge, Jr., Leonard (Senovia) Lewis, Clyde (Kattie) Lewis, Nathan Whittle, and Thameria Rutledge; His siblings: Valencia (Pastor Albert) Mann, Phillip Cuthbert, and Stanley (Roszena) Cuthbert; A special niece Catrice Jenkins Clay and a special nephew Joshua Mann, and 17 Grandchildren; Aunts & Uncles: Almetta Thompkins, Dorothy (Eugene) Jackson, Roosevelt Gordon, Charlene (Edward) McDonald, Jennie (William) Hayes, Earl (Evelyn) Gordon, Nora (Roger) Donley, Rosa (John) Harris, Joseph (Melanie) Scott, Willie Rutledge, Jr., Claude Rutledge; Mother-in-Law: Meloa Minter; Sister-in-Laws: Edna Mae (Marcus), Frances (Tazes) Mills, Barbara Lewis, Pat Lewis, Sabrina Lewis, and Gloria Minter; Brother-in-Laws: Timmy Lewis, Tommy Lewis, Bubba Minter, Robert Minter, Lynn Minter, Willie Minter, and Tony Minter. A host of loving family members and friends.

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