Michael Gaither

Published 9:07 am Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Michael Gaither, 61, of Winston-Salem, died on March 30, 2017.

He was born in Davie County on March 21, 1956, son of Alice Lee Cannady Gaither, and the late Thomas A. Gaither. He graduated from Davie High School in 1974 and served in the U.S. Navy as a jet mechanic.  He was last employed as a landscaper. He attended Agape Faith Church in Clemmons.   He never met a stranger.  His bright, captivating smile would win you over. He had a way of convincing you that he was always right and that he knew exactly what he was talking about.

He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Melvin Alexander Gaither and Algeon Bernard Gaither and a sister, Carol Lorraine Gaither.

Also surviving: 3 children, Michael, Melanie and Melvin Pruitt; 4 brothers, Thomas Gordon (Shelvy) Gaither, Reginald Gaither, Victor Aaron (Clarissa) Gaither and Pastor Julian Douglas (Dr. Krishauna) Gaither; 4 sisters, Doris Jimerson, Deborah Ellis, Thomasine Gaither and Tomisha Gaither; 11 grandchildren, Kandace McDaniel, Brevin Goodlet, Brania Goodlet, Michael Holmes, Jadun Holmes,  Rebecca Sawyer, Raven Pledger, Amuri Pledger, Isaiah Gaither, Ramone Pruitt, and Sanchez Spikes; a great-grandchild, Hudson McDaniel; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 7 at 3 p.m.  at Agape Faith Church in Clemmons. Presiding Elder, Dr. Calvin L. Miller, and Pastor JB Whitfield will officiate, and the eulogy will be provided by Pastor Julian D. Gaither, brother of the deceased. Burial will follow in Mocksville Second Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  he family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.

Condolences: www.GrahamFuneralHome.net.