Michael W. Bland

July 22, 2012

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Michael W. Bland Sr., 59, of Roanoke, was welcomed into the gardens of Heaven by our Lord and Savior on July 22, 2012, after his courageous battle with cancer. Mike is preceded in death by his father, McGinnis Bland; sister, Gayle Bland; granddaughter, Savanna Martin. Mike is survived by his devoted wife of 15 years, Cynthia Bland; by his loving mother and step father, Bonnie and Frank Harmon; his three children, Heatherly Bland-Hicks, Crystal G. Bland and Michael W. Bland Jr. and his four grandsons; in addition to his step children and step grandchildren, all of Roanoke. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Oakey’s North Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. The interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey’s North Chapel.