Reverend Michael Okay. Write, Youngstown, Ohio


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Reverend Michael K. Write, 69, made his transition on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Reverend Michael Write was born on August 29, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio, the eldest son of the late James and Willa Mae Write.

Youngstown East High School Alumni Honors

He graduated from East High School in Youngstown, Ohio in 1970. He continued his education at Wright State University, Geneva College and Youngstown State University. He also received various certifications and training to support his ministry to the church and the community. He received an associate degree from Youngstown State University in applied science.

Reverend Write received his biblical and religious training from the Evangelical Training Association and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He served as the assistant pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church. He also served as an interim pastor at Beulah Baptist Church. He also served as an associate pastor in Christ Centered Church.

Rev. Write was an active member of Narcotics Anonymous. Since October 24, 1987, he was clean and serene for 33 years. He has helped countless men and women struggling with addiction by sponsoring a rest home and helping peers over the past 30 years.

Reverend Write worked at Sheet and Tube Steel Mill after graduating from high school. He began his service career with the Mahoning County Juvenile Detention Center and the Mahoning County’s Chemical Dependency Programs, Inc. He also worked as an interim director at The Needles Eye’s Christian Advisory Center. He was the founder / owner of “Making it Write”, an agency that offers a solution for every situation.

Reverend Write was active in the local government in Youngstown. He was a member and president of the Youngstown City School District Board of Education. He was also a board member of the Academy for Urban Scholars. He served as the chaplain of the Youngstown Police Department.

He goes to keep his memory of his loving wife, Deborah Keys Write. five children, Deymonne (Cindy), Michael Keith (Damila), Desylin (Daniel), Brande (Elliot) and Michaela; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gregory (Danita), Sanklen, Douglass; A bonus brother, George Lee (Marva), and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Before him, his brothers Terry and Jerry Write had died.

The services will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, with call times from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The 11:00 am funeral will be held at Christ Centered Church, 3300 Hudson Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44511. Masks are required for entry.

In lieu of flowers, please send a charitable offering on behalf of Reverend Michael Write to The Needles Eye Christian Counseling Center.

A service of love and dignity is entrusted to them LE Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

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A TV tribute will air on Monday, May 24th at approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. WKBN, 10:58 a.m. FOX, and 8:12 p.m. MyYTV.