On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Michael Martin McKie also known as “Shabba” or “Lynx” to many was suddenly taken from us at the age of 45. He was a loving, caring, and respected son, father, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was also an avid animal lover.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ka’Riise Marie Donovan-McKie, grandmother Mercedes Sprauve-Lynch, grandfather Harold A. Lynch, Sr., uncles Clarence Lynch and Harold A. Lynch, Jr., cousin Dwayne A. Lynch, mother-in-law Claire Henneman-Trotman, and uncles-in-law Robert Dean, Jr., and Myron B. Henneman.
Those left to cherish his memories include his parents Pauline Lynch-Benitez and Manuel Benitez, children Mosi, Zya’Nel, Annakiya, Elijah, Kyree and Makynzi McKie, father Michael McKie, brothers Marcus McKie and Manuel Benitez, Jr., grandmother Argentina Benitez, special friend Kishma Samuel, aunts Marion Lynch-Esannason, Yvonne Lynch-Dean, Dian Lynch-Philip, Shirline Lynch, and Jennifer “Jenny” Lynch, uncles Verne Lynch, Sr., great uncle Leopold Sprauve, cousins Kevin Stridiron, Dion Whyte, Maurice Clark & Family, Jonathan Clark & Family, Harold Lynch III & Family, Jamika Lynch, Christopher Lynch & Family, Yvette Lynch-Donaldson, Pearlette Lynch-Sheriff, Karol Lynch, Camisha Lynch, Verne Lynch, Jr. & Family, Shayla Lynch, Lashawn Lynch, Troy Lynch, Tanika Lynch, Denekua Lynch, Dwayne Z. Lynch, Kamalie Lynch, De’Janique Lynch, Adrian Sprauve & Family, Milton Sprauve & Family, Alice Rey, Alicia Vasquez, Carol Shoy, Alford Shoy, Jr., Jamal and Terrique Sprauve, and Sharla Rey, godparents Denise Vanterpool and Millicent Rivera, goddaughter Trinity Christina Henneman, and god sister Chantel Charles.
He is also survived by his father-in-law Elroy Donovan, Sr., sisters-in-law Mia Trotman Samuel, Tiffany Trotman James, Lelia Donovan-Challenger, brothers-in-law Elroy Donovan, Jr., and Brent Donovan, aunts-in-law Wanda Elliott-Lynch, Marion Sprauve, Joyce Henneman Martin, Debra Henneman Smith, Carol O’Bryan Henneman, Avril O’Reilly Henneman, Adelia R. Henneman, Crystalia Christopher, Ena Gomez, Blanche Donovan-Griffith, Pacita Donovan, uncles-in-law, Stedroy Philip, Marvin Clark, Roy A. Henneman, Audi Henneman, Joel Martin, Sr., James Smith, Charles Donovan, Rudolph Donovan, and Calvin Donovan. He is also survived by a host of extended families and long-time friends Alani Henneman-Todman, Amika Henneman, Akia Henneman, Tyrell Steele, Tenae Yusuff, Esau David, Royce Creque, Ishmael Todman, Akai Henneman, Victoria Edwards & Family, Louis Powell & Family, Jelani Walters, Deyzha Todman, Neressa & Ian Forde, Lorraine Joseph, Laurel Joseph-Rodgers & Family, Nicole Turnbull, Kisha Sprauve, the Benitez Family, the Freeman Family, the Foy Family, the Ible Family, Robert O’Neal, the Henneman Family, the Martin-Holmes Family, Monique Creque & Family, the entire Lynch & Sprauve Families, Brenda Charles, Stephanie Joseph, Jennifer Moorehead, Monique David, Kimo Bonelli, Steve Morton, Theodore “Black Ice” Sealey Milliner, Garfield Marshall, Gary Richardson, Fox, Rudell Fahie, Guy Henry, Germaine Hall, Hassen George, Richard James, Addison “Danny” Rogers, Orville Colbourne, , Miguel “Esco” Penn, Trevor “Peko” Fleming, Derick “Shortman” Alexis, Theton Donadelle, Raheim George, Sr., Cherrisse Woods, Kishamaria Byron & Family, Chelsea Connell, Jasmine Springette, Tiffany & Jamal Todman, Khalidia Furet, Shakira Clarke, Tia, Mitchell Family, Carol Callwood, Jamon Liburd and Family (College Park, Maryland), Nathan Williams, Mashama Ferdinand, Areth Aberdeen, Kevin Liburd, Rubean Allamby, Jeremy Smith, Eugenie Bell, Jr., Peter Williams and the entire Department of Education School Lunch Division Family, the Tutu Park Mall Family, the Human Society Family, and the CAHS Class of 1992. Michael also had other numerous family and friends who are too many to mention.
There will be a first viewing for Michael Martin McKie on Saturday, May 9, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Turnbull’s Funeral Home with service at 10:00 am. Interment Western Cemetery #3. The family request anyone attending to wear FESTIVE COLORS. Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and public health guidance, family and friends may also view the service livestream at www.turnbullsfuneralvi.com.