The birth of Michael Lemorn Pointer Sr. was an amazing affirmation of the Glory of God. He was born to the parental stewardship of Pedro Pointer Sr. and Estelle Pointer on October 19, 1959, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
He pursued his formal education in the public schools of Tuskeegee and graduated from Tuskegee Institute High School in 1978. At the tender age of twelve, he sealed his eternal destiny by accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
As a young man on a quest to assure a responsible lifestyle by earning a respectable livelihood, he enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country. His Military Occupational Skill upon initial entry to active duty was a 76C Equipment Records and Parts Specialist. Later his Military Occupational Skill would be changed to a 92Y Unit Supply Specialist.
The fruit of his military career was laced with many opportunities and experiences contributing to his growth and development as a seasoned soldier.
His awards and decorations were the fruit of the seeds he invested in the discipline of education, training, leadership, and devoted service. Among the innumerable awards and decorations he received include but are not limited to the following: the Army Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon Numeral 3, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronz Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), the Army Achievement Medal (ninth award), the Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), and the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award). After serving his country faithfully for twenty-one and a half years, he honorably retired on July 31, 2000 at Fort Hood, Texas.
The conclusion of his military career resulted in the commencement of yet another career in the Killeen Independent School District. Between the years of 2000-2019 Michael would serve KISD as a Property Management Supervisor, the Coordinator for Risk Management & Employee Benefits, and Risk Management Certification.
Exceeding the fruit of his labor while engaging such a rewarding military career would be the greatest embrace of his most significant earthly blessing. That blessing in the words of Proverbs 18:22 which says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.”
Michael found his good thing in the precious personality of the late Sonya Le (Bolden)Pointer. The two were united in holy matrimony on August 30, 1994. Together they treasured the blessings of parenting four beautiful children.
Resolved to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Michael united with the Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church on August 4, 1996. The strength of his witness as a worshipper was complimented by his service to the Lord through the church’s Bus Ministry.
His decision to serve the Bus Ministry was inspired by his devotion to helping people in more ways than transportation required. He had a particular passion for serving the needs of elders who had a desire to come to church. Those impaired by physical injuries or conditions requiring the use of wheelchairs or walkers found an enormous heart of compassion in Michael Pointer. His service to elders expanded beyond the parameters of assuring their ability to attend worship on weekends.
Michael would often arrange to take time off his job to assure that some of the elders with doctor’s appointments, dental appointments, and sometimes, even hair appointments would not have to concern themselves with how they were going to get where they were going.
He was a person who took ownership of relational stewardship with each person he worked with or among in the Bus Ministry. Amid many transitions in the ministry over the years, Michael demonstrated his service could not be halted by any differences with policies, procedures, people, or even the pastor. His service to the Bus Ministry demonstrated the highest caliber in character, conduct, and commitment to the Glory of God.
As such, it would come as no surprise that he served the Lord through the Bus Ministry of Marlboro until his physical limitations prohibited the discharge of his devoted duties. To be certain, Michael Pointer epitomized what 1 Corinthians 4:2 refers to as a man who proved to be “A Faithful Steward.”
Nearing the closing months of his earthly tenure, Michael would affirm the secret to maintaining the strength of his peaceful resolve amid so many challenging days. He would affirm the Sufficiency of the Grace of God to be his Strength in weakness.
It would be the strength of this resolve that would enable him to peacefully transition from the shores of this earthly realm on the early evening of February 23, 2019. His transition was as graceful as he knew God to be Faithful.
Among those preceding his transition from earth to Glory are his late Wife: Sonya Le (Bolden) Pointer; Parents: Estelle Clark Pointer and Pedro Pointer Sr.
Among those who love and will live to cherish his memory until the resurrection and union at the return of our Lord are four children: Michael Pointer Jr. (Killeen, TX) Kenny Pointer (St. Paul, MN.) Déjà and Haleigh Pointer, (Killeen, TX); Five Siblings: Estella Washington (Harold) Tuskegee, Alabama, Eldred Pointer (Troy, Alabama) Pedro Pointer Jr. (Tuskegee, Alabama) Sharon Rudolph (Tuskegee, Alabama) Ke’van Pointer (Bianca) Heidelberg Germany; Four Grandchildren: Kennedy and Keegan Ekwochi (Saint Paul, MN) Tremain Corson and Azalea Pointer (Killeen, TX) and a host of extended family members, significant loved ones and friends throughout the fellowship of the Body of Christ.
He fought a good fight, finished his course, and kept the Faith. A fruitful and fulfilling life on earth has now been exchanged for a more glorious life in eternity! His special message to his family was prepared in advance, anticipating the celebration of his life. It was documented in his celebration profile, and is provided for us to reflect upon as follows:
“I want y’all to know that it’s not about my time. It’s about your time. I want you to remember me as I honestly am, and be able to laugh at the stories I left behind. Don’t worry about me. God’s Plan and Grace are always sufficient. I’m going Home to Glory.”
~Michael L. Pointer Sr.
You were an amazing man, and a good friend to mother my sister and I. May you rest easy up there with your honey and know that your time was impactful. It was an honor to have known you!
Ashley BardalesClarksville, TN
Michael was a dear friend we always joke and laugh on Saturday morning when he stop by to make sure all was well with me and my family. May Lord bless and comfort you during your time of grieving. My prayers are with you. What ever the family need of me please call. love always Mike
Carol ToranceKilleen, TX
I worked with SFC Pointer at the III Corps IG office. He will be remembered fondly as a very kind, gracious, man who had an incredible work ethic--always with a smile. Military in that office are picked because of their excellent record--the Army made a great choice in choosing Michael for the IG office. I take comfort in knowing he is with our Heavenly Father to live life eternally. May God give peace and comfort to his family.
Joy EllithorpHARKER HEIGHTS, TX
I just wanted all of you to know that I will continue to keep everyone of you in my prayers. I pray for GOD'S strength, peace and comfort during this season. Bro. Pointer sat a good example of a true Man Of GOD.
Carolyn DeSouzaKilleen, TX
My continued prayers for this family and the children of Bro. Pointer. I will pray for your strenght on this journey. Love Nacall and Adrian
Nacall JonesKilleen, TX
My Condolences the Family.
May the many beautiful memories
remain with you forever.
Lexa JonesKilleen, TX
Michael was my "boss" just prior to my retirement in November 2011. And a very good boss he was too.
He always called me his "big sister". He had a good heart and always listened very intently to what anyone would have to say. And I know for sure that he will be missed by so many family and friends.
Your Pops was so proud of each of you. So continue to live on the good life that your parents blessed you with. Refer to those wonderful memories of you parents as your lives continue on. "Memories area timeless treasure of the heart."
In deepest sympathy,
Becky & Gary Stephenson
Becky StephensonRogers, Tx, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if I can do anything to help.
Georgia Salyer, TX
May Lord bless and comfort you during your time of grieving. My prayers are with you.
Donna Moultry DorroughJasper, AL
We are so very sorry for your loss. Mike (your father) was a true inspiration to everyone around him. An absolute amazing man and he will truly be missed. We are lucky to have known him for the time that we did. Let the memories of Mike (your father) provide you with comfort and serve as guidance.” “Thinking of you” – Bernetha & Dee Jay Jennings
Bernetha & DJ JenningsHarker Heights, TX
My condolences to the Pointer family. May peace and understanding be with you all.
The Long family
Tanya LongRichmond, TX
Our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Donnie & Kimala EdwardHarker Heights, TX
May God of All Comfort, Comfort You In This Season
No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.
Greater Love Outreach Ministry in Killeen, Texas would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.
We want to let you know that your family we are praying for you all through your season of grief.
We also, want you to know that we are here for you during this difficult time.
May your memories of your love one gives you peace and comfort.
Bishop Bernard Williams
BERNARD WILLIAMSKilleen, TX
My Prayers are with the Family
Theresa Johnson - BKCW InsuranceKilleen, TX
To my nearest and dearest friend Mike your grace and presences will sadly missed. My heart is so heavy right now I can’t express how I’m feeling at this moment. But I will always be there for your family. My prayers and condolences go out to them all. ❤️
Mildred DavisKilleen, TX
Michael will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May his heavenly father shine his light upon your family and bless and strengthen them as they move through this difficult time.
Bill KliewerSalado, TX
Kenny, Deja, Haleigh, Mike: you are in our prayers and thoughts, we will miss Mike. God bless Ms. Robena and James
Robena TomlinsonKilleen, TX
Our condolences to the family. It was a pleasure serving with Michael as a soldier, a friend and a fellow Alabamaian. You will be missed, RIP my brother
Rickey owens(SFC ret.)Alexandria, VA
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. God Bless you during this difficult time.
Sonya R BishopKilleen, TX
With a heavy heart I send my deepest condolences. My heart is with your family during this difficult moment. Michael was a great man who was admired and respected by so many. He will be truly missed and will be watching over you from above. May his soul rest in peace.
Tammy Shannon & Emma PleasKilleen, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!
We will miss you Michael,
Charles & Milagros Robinson
Milagros D RobinsonCopperas Cove, TX