Michele Laurie DeFilippis

Michele Laurie De Filippis , 62, most recently of Waco, passed away Monday, November 20th, 2017. Michele Laurie De Filippis was born December 30th, 1954 in Seattle, Washington the youngest of five children born the union of Michael and Mabel. Being the youngest in the family definitely made Michele a character of her own, as she was a very independent, intelligent, and strong willed women who always displayed confidence. She possessed a selfless, caring, and loving persona that intrigued everyone she met. As someone who didn’t have a stingy bone in her body, Michele was such a giving soul, who never hesitated to offer help or assistance to anyone in need.

Growing up in Seattle, Michele attended schools at St. Therese, Immaculate Conception, and Roosevelt High School. After graduation, she attended a couple community colleges in the area, and began her career in Customer Service. Michele worked for Washington Natural Gas which later became Puget Sound Energy for over 20 years. Although she loved the beauty of nature such as the lakes, mountains, and wildlife that Washington State offered; Michele decided it was time to fulfill her passion of traveling.

Throughout her journey in Washington, Arizona, Alabama, and Texas, she found that many things would change. But one thing that stayed constant was the love she had for her children, and grandchildren. No matter the distance she always wanted to make sure that as a family they would each stay connected to one another. As a mother she was very dedicated to her children for they were her pride and joy.

Michele was preceded in death by grandparents, Mary De Filippis, Nicholas De Filippis, and Annie Satchel; father, Michael De Filippis; brothers, Eugene Gray and Lawrence De Filippis; sister, Yvonne Cherry; brother-in- law, Vernon Cherry; and sister-in-law, Karyn Gray.

Michele leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Mabel Gillis; brother, Tyrone Gray; daughters, Nicole Dillard and Jamika Morrow and husband, Demetrius; granddaughters, Tatiyana Wilburn and Kialauni Morrow; grandson; Aschemund Morrow, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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Condolence Messages

  1. Onika Hendricks :

    May the constant love of caring friend and family soften your sadness .
    May cherishes memories bring you moments of comfort.
    May lasting peace surround your grieving heart.
    Remember that God is with you always.

  2. Dear Jamika,
    It is with great sadness that I found out you and Nik have lost of your Mother. I want you to know that we are here for you if you decide to reach out and let me be your father which I will always be. My number is still the same 206-327-8736. We would love to be there for you anyway we can. With nothing but love, Your Dad & Sharon

  3. JANISE MURPHY and Ricky Skaggs :

    To Nicole, Jamika, and family, know that my heart is heavy and I am so sad about the loss of my childhood friend, your mother Michele. I am keeping everyone in my prayers, words can not express how I want you to take time to grieve, cherish your memories, and lean on the Lord, He is your refuge. I will miss her beautiful smile and contagious laugh, combined with her think on her feet wit and humor, R.I.P. my beautiful and loving friend Michele Laurie DeFilippis.

  4. To the entire family our deepest sympathy for the lost of Michelle, our love goes to both the girls.
    I want to express nothing but love for you All during this time, and to let Jamika know that we love her, and Nicole. Myrene and I are here to support you during this time, and Always going forward. Please contact us at 253-474-0432.

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