This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved son, Michael Anthony Coon who was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on July 15, 1989 and went to Heaven on November 06, 2003 at the age of 14. He will always be here in our hearts!
Michael was an easy going fun loving guy. He never met a stranger and could always bring a smile to your face. His friends all relate stories of how Michael loved to try to make them laugh. If you were in a bad mood or sad, he would do whatever it took to make you smile. He loved being with his friends. He was always having friends over to spend the night or going over to their houses. The more the merrier was how he saw it!
Michael was a devoted Christian and faithful member of Family Church. He was a small group leader who excelled. He loved Jesus and one of his greatest desires was to see His friends and family come to know Jesus. He won awards in church for the most members & the fastest growth in a small group. That award has now been named "The Michael Coon Excellence Award" and is awarded every quarter.
Michael was also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He had a lot of natuaral physical ability as well as the ability to learn quickly. Our family will always remember the testings he went through to move through each belt level as well as the tournaments that were so much fun. Michael loved competition and always set out to win in everything he did. He was also awarded a Leadership Award through Little Rock Tae Kwon Do.
He lives with Jesus and we look forward to the day when we will see him again!
11/9/06 After reading so many other's stories, I decided to tell everyone Michael's. 3 years and 3 days ago, my beautiful boy and his friends made a bad decision. They decided to play with guns. It all started out as a game, trying to see if a cheez whiz can would explode when it was shot. One thing led to another and one of the boys who really hadn't been around guns very much pointed the gun at Michael. In an instant, that decision took the life of my baby. It was an accident and we do not hold a grudge against the young man who made that fatal mistake. That would go against everything Michael stood for. We love this young man and see him quite frequently. If there's anything I can say to those of you reading this it would be please, teach your children gun safety. Lock your guns up and keep the key with you. Never have a loaded gun where it can be picked up by someone who isn't properly trained to use it and never let your children handle a gun without adult supervision. As for me & Lee, we'll probably never shoot a gun again. I still cringe when I hear gunshots on TV. Being a bereaved parent is the worst thing that can happen to a person. Please-for the sake of your children-and in memory of Michael-put away those guns.
A Father's Heart / Lee Coon (Dad)
One of the last things my son ever wrote said that I was his hero. I'm here to say that I'm proud to be Michael's father. He had so much love for everyone, his family, his friends. He was always the center of attention, not bec...
Happy Birthday Michael / Carol Angel Michael's Mom (none)
I pray your day will be peaceful as we honor your Precious Angel Michael's heavenly birthday. A candle will burn in memory of your angel. Take care and know you are not alone as I feel your pain. Take care my friend. God Bless and prayers are with yo...
in my prayers / Shirley Baer (none)
You are in my thoughts and prayers as Michaels angel date approaches this month.. I am so sorry for your loss... You are always in my prayers.
ALWAYS LOVED and REMEMBERED / Cindy Jo Michellesmama (Friend to his mama. )
Dear Becky and Family
Lots of love and prayers go out to you as we Remember your handsome son with you especially Nov. 6th on his Angelversary.
Mei only sweet memories keep you until you are together again.
A WORK HUG !! / Chris Goes (Becky's friend )
Becky I got chill reading about Michael's story and the gun accident !! I cannot imagine how you and you family suffered ! And I think how much the poor guy who accidentally shot the gun maybe still suffer with this !
For Haley This is another poem we found, this one in his wallet.
I was sitting in class on day, just talking to my friends When my mom picked me up from school, my heart she tried to mend I didn't know what was going on, and she couldn't say a word She finally told me what happened, and there was a mistake in what I heard "Michael, your girlfriend died on the way to the hospital, she was in a wreck." I was shocked, I was stunned. I didn't know what to do. I tried to walk, I tried to run, But I could only sit and cry. She must have heard wrong, this had to be a lie. Words can't describe the way I felt about Haley, I would have given her the stars. Its too late now, she's gone and my heart's forever scarred. I really understand now what it means to wait too long And what it means to not know what you have til it's gone. I never told her I loved her, my fears made me wait For this myself I will always hate. The pain was almost too much, it's something I almost couldn't handle. I'm glad the heaven thing isn't just a scandal. It's the end of this poem I guess I am done I can hold her in heaven, until the eternal days are done.
With Angels We'll Fly
Michael wrote this poem in memory of his girlfriend, Haley, who died in a car wreck 5/03. Little did he know at that time that he would join her in 6 months.
It was just the other day when we used to walk together, We would sit & talk while we cared for one another. I wish I would have told you when I had the chance, But it's too late now, you're in the place where angels dance.
We said we were together but we were apart, I couldn't give you much, all I had was my heart. When I first met you I saw a beautiful sight, Then we got together and I knew that this was right. I can't experience it now cause your gone, But when I pray to God I know your spirit lives on.
The first day of summer you were coming home from school, Speedin' down the road ya'll must have felt like fools, When you lost control the car swerved into a pole. You had brain damage, a broken neck & bleeding inside. On the way to the hospital you went down to flat line. I'm sure they tried to bring you back ,but I guess it was just your time.
I loved you girl and I always will and when we meet again I know that together we will be.....together forever, And I don't mean until we die cause in heaven with the angels we'll fly........................forever.
The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In Life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you you did not go alone: for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide: and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same: but as God calls us one by one, THE CHAIN will link again.