September 25th is : The National Day Of Remembrance For Murder Victims! Please remember Michael and his family by lighting candles, sharing memories and photos of him!
Michael is on plaque #26 on P.O.M.C.'s Murder Wall @ POMC.org also
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Michael Paul Abell who was born in Henrico Virginia on April 7, 1984 and was taken away from us on June 25, 2005 at the age of 21. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Daniel Paul Hale- Feb. 7, 1998... and followed in death (same day, only hours after his murder) by his grandmother Martha Belle Hale who died of shock. Also his uncle Lenny Carwile who we lost the same day as Columbine April 20, 1999.
He is survived by his parents, Mike & Cyndi Abell; fiance' Christina Callis; three sisters and their families, Wendy & Chuck Conner and nephew CJ and niece Tiffany, Stacey and Kyle White and nephew Gavin and niece Kendyl; Lara & Dwayne Shaw and nieces Hope & Hailey, (born after his death also Lacy born 2006-, Jocelyn born 2008 and Layla , Lara and her new husband Patrick Gallagher's daughter born 2011; grandparents, Bud & Pat Stoddard of Arizona, and John T. Abell of Rhode Island; special cousins Crystal Sullivan and husband Jason Sullivan & second cuz Danny; special cuz Eric Cox; aunt Theresa Cox & uncle Jeff; bro-in-law Johnny Denny of Prince George, (2nd mom) Beverly White of Varina, aunt Linda Labelle & uncle Mike; Uncle J.P. & Becky Abell of VT; cousins Jonathan Abell of VT. and Jessica Abell & second cuz Camille of Tidewater, VA; Aunt Sharron Abell & cuz Meagan Abell of Chesterfield, VA; Uncle Tommy Abell and cousins Savannah and Nick in CA; Aunt Cathie Abell Nelson of Pocosin, Uncle Jay & Pam Shaffer of Richmond VA; cousin Nichole Shaffer; cousins Jamie & Jeffrey Runion of Richmond, VA; aunt Brenda Burkholder & the the Carwile cousins: Amy, Steven, Zach and Courtney. Aunt Juanita Evans of Sandston, Aunt Alicia Salmon and cousins Becky Shaffer of Idaho, uncle Dale Rigsby and cousins D.J. and Shelby Rigsby of NC. Many other aunts, uncles and cousins and so many close friends: LND...and fans, [Bill Callis, Brynn Callis, Ross Walker, Paige and David Togger, David (Sully) Sullivan, Justin (Juvie J) Sandford, Godparents Juan and Paula Royal, Adam White, Jeff Durgin, Brittany Owens, Annie Leffingwell, Loryn Ingram, Chauncey Jo, Amanda Yuhase, Brittany Gowen, I.Lee House, Ashlea Marks (Zimmerman), Ashley, Scooter, Garrett, Paul Marks (MYA and BF in H.S)., Sean, Bobby Critcher, Mike Desper, Andrew Saunders (Painted Red), Eric Baughman, Joker, Bullistic, Spam, Fallen Under (Eric, thanx for the dedication on your CD), The After Hours 4x4 crew], and so so many more.
He was the drummer and co-founder of the punk band Losers Next Door. Graduated from Douglas S. Freeman High School in 2002, where he was a member of the marching band in which he played flute, marimba, and euphonium. He was 1st place in Va. on the ABA circuit in BMX racing (won a silver medal in the Budds Creek Nationals)@ 13. He loved Texas Hold-'em poker, extreme sports, 4 wheeling, volleyball, amateur photograhpy, his Acura Integra, Paintball, Go-Carts, fishing, moto-X, bowling, cooking, music, live concerts, Travis Barker, Drums, hookah, Christina, his family, paint ball, shooting guns, Nascar, rollerblading, skateboarding, snowboarding, tubing, kneeboarding, waterskiing, BMXing, camping, mud bogs, chillin' with his sisters, cuz's and friends (and his mom and dad)....so so many talents and he was so much more than anyone will ever know!
He was also a talented woodworker and cabinetmaker.
He DID have the time of his life!!!
We will love, honor & remember him forever. FOREVER 21
The only difference between the living and the dead...is the difference between the remembered and the forgotten!
LEST WE FORGET!!!!!
Since Michael's murder we have also lost both our son in laws:
Michael Dwayne Shaw (6~6~1979~~10~3~2008)
Charles Newton Conner (10~13~1961~~2~13~2010)