Michael Leon Elliott was born in Cambridge, MD on May 8, 1956, to the late Elsie Mae Elliott Thompson and the late Emory Leon Matthews. Michael entered eternal rest, by peacefully and quietly slipping away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at his home in Essex, MD.
Michael grew up in Dorchester County. He attended Hurlock Elementary School and graduated from North Dorchester High School. Being an ambitious young man, Michael entered a work program with (then) AirPax, working part-time and attending school part-time. He continued in the work program until after graduation. At which time, he continued with AirPax on a full-time basis, and later, working his way up the ladder to become a supervisor.
After a number of years at AirPax, Michael was later employed with other businesses: Johnson Motors, Lindwood Lumber Yard, and Wards Components.
Early in life, Michael met and married Glenda Marie Brannock. From that union, there are sons Michael Shon Elliott, and, Di'Shawn Damont Elliott, Sr.
Being a lover of music, Michael was a member of his elementary and high school bands, playing the trombone. He and brother Rodney played in the Hurlock Elementary School band together. Later and after playing in the North Dorchester High School band, Michael was a member of the musical group the Vibertones, performing at various locations.
Growing up, Michael and his brother Rodney and nephew Kenneth Elliott were very close and palled around together. You rarely would see one without the other two.They were sort of "The Three Musketeers."
Michael joined the military, enlisting in the United States Army and served a tour of duty in South Korea.
Later in life, Michael moved to the Western Shore, to Baltimore and Essex. He was employed a number of years with Goodwill Industries.
Michael attended New Friendship Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Family and friends were very important to Michael and he very much enjoyed the times he spent visiting with or talking by phone with family and friends. And Michael really enjoyed a good conversation. Sometimes, a good, long conversation. Being knowledgeable about so many things, he didn't mind explaining and going into detail on various subjects. He would also help anyone
Michael loved working on electronics. And he really loved his gadgets, and loved equally, being able to explain the operation of each item. His nephew Kenneth Elliott affectionally nicknamed him "Inspector Gadget."
Michael is preceded in death by parents Elsie Mae Elliott Thompson and Emory Leon Matthews; grand parents: Myrtle Estelle Tilghman and Oscar Sherman Elliott, Sr.; Josephine and Daniel Matthews; and brother, James Raleigh Demby.
Michael leaves to cherish his memories: three sons: (son of the late Barbara Bowens) Vaughn Bowens (NaKia) of Hurlock; Michael Shon Elliott of Atlanta; and Di'Shawn Damont Elliott, Sr. (Iania) of Salisbury; two sisters: Jeanette Loretta Sampson (Dwight) of Federalsburg; Constance Dianna Lamberson (Wardell) of Fort Washington; one brother: Rodney Elliott (Lilly); 11 grandchildren: TyAsia Dorman, Omarion Bowens, KeShawn Bowens; TyJayh Elliott, Shianne Elliott, Jasmin Elliott; Malik Deshon Addison, Di'Shawn Damont Elliott, Jr., Shalaya Monae Shwinger, Akiyah Zyasia Joynes, Akeia Di'Shawna Elliott; 2 great-grandchildren: Kaiden Amir Elliott, and Kawhi De'Shonte Addison; many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins; companion Paula Eavers; and special friends Glee Hughes and Theresa Thompson.
Being a person who would help anyone that he could, Michael will certainly be missed by all who know and love him.