SSgt Michael David Major


SSgt Michael David Major was born on December 14,1978, in Columbus, Ohio to Robert A. and Grace C. Major.


Michael, affectionately known as Mike D. attended Westland and Franklin Heights High Schools. Mike worked for Rooster’s Restaurant for 17 years.   In 2005, he enlisted in the United States Army- Ohio Army National Guard. He proudly served his country at home and abroad. He was deployed to Kuwait in 2008, and Afghanistan in 2012. Mike earned and received numerous citations and awards for his outstanding service with the Army National Guard. Upon his passing, he remained an active soldier with Ohio National Guard- 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.


Mike was baptized in Jesus Name and received salvation at an early age, and was a member of Little Rock Church of Christ. He was lively and fun loving. He loved music, dance, food, family, and friends. Mike never met a stranger, and would lend a helping hand whenever and wherever he could. His gregariously kind heart reached out in his community, and among his family and friends, sharing in the spirit of Matthew 25:34-36


Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:


35 For I was am hungrey, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:


36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”


In his community he exemplified the new commandment given by Jesus in John 13:35: “ By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”


Michael leaves to cherish his memory his parents Robert and Grace Major, daughter Anna Marie Major, brothers Marlon Major, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Robert Major (melody) DelRay Beach, FL; Deserie Cooper (Gregg) Virginia Beach, VA; Sharla Day and Shade’ Elliot both of Columbus, Oh; God-Parents Uncle David & Auntie Joan Hawkins of Boston, MA, along with an host nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends to numerous list.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday June 13, 2015 at Little Rock Church of Christ 857 Frebis Ave.  Interment with Military Honors  at Green Lawn Cemetery.  Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. I Served with Major for 6 long years.We were battle buddies from the get go .I will always hear his laugh in my head, and always remember our bro hugs..I love you Major and thank you for being a part of my life!!!

  2. jamie levingston

    Mellow yellow so hard, miss talking to you, hearing your laugh and seeing your smile. I’m honored to have known you and to have serve with you! You will be truly missed. Gone but not forgotten. Love you. One love.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and peace in knowing Mike is in God’s loving arms. Peace be with you and your family

  4. Matthew Vacca

    Mr. & Mrs. Major:
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. I was deeply saddened to hear the news. You are a part of the family at Spagio and we all offer you our support and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  5. Deborah Franklin

    Grace & Robert Major and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your children when they were little kids at Rehoboth. My prayers are with you all.

  6. Linnell Perry

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying that God will comfort you and give you strength.

  7. Mike was a great guy to know. He made me smile a lot on the playground where my kids played. He would be preaching for the kids to do good. I’m sorry to his family that you have lost him. R.I.P.

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