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Malcolm Henry Blue


Malcolm (Mike) Henry Blue was born on June 15, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Alma Delores Blue (Wheeler) and Melvin Henry Blue. He attended Cleveland Public Schools and graduated from West Tech High School on the city’s Westside.  Shortly after graduating high school he met and married Tressie Aldridge. They relocated to Columbus, Ohio and two daughters, Tamika D. Blue (Alabama) and Dannielle N. Blue (Florida) were born to this union. Mike mostly lived between Columbus and Cleveland, but also lived in Delaware and Alabama. He worked for a trucking/delivery company delivering various loads throughout the state of Ohio. He enjoyed driving and was an excellent driver. One night while making one of his deliveries he passed out and had to be admitted to the hospital. It was during this hospital stay that various tests were performed and he was given his diagnosis. He didn’t let it get him down, just wanted to know from the doctors “so what we gonna do?” “What’s the plan?” Mike never wavered from believing that he was going to beat this. He had surgery last November but they were unable to remove the tumor in his pancreas. Many lifestyle changes soon followed and though very hard to accept, he felt they were temporary setbacks. He spent 5-6 months in a nursing rehab facility for strengthening and physical therapy and this past July, he was able to move into his own apartment. He was so happy to have his own space and to be able to drive his car short distances; almost feeling like himself again. He loved watching movies and had a large DVD collection. Mike also loved his plants, some could say that he had a “green thumb”. He always wanted to know if his plants were being cared for while he was in the hospital or nursing home. He spent almost every Christmas Eve and Christmas day in Cleveland; he loved his nieces and nephews as well as their families. Mike was an organ donor and because of this generosity hopefully someone will receive the gift of sight. About two months ago he was informed that his cancer had more than likely spread to his liver. He continued the chemotherapy regimen until his team felt it was becoming too debilitating. On October 6, 2018 Mike succumbed to his illness; he fought a good fight. He passed away at Kobacker Hospice Center. Mike is survived by his daughters Tamika Blue -Alabama, Dannielle Blue (Mike)-Florida, Jessica McGill-Cleveland, and Caylin Curry-Cleveland; Sons, Miles Reign-California, and Christopher Baulckim- Michigan; Surviving siblings, Dennis Blue (Lisa)-Minnesota, Regina Miller-Columbus, Vanetta Jackson-Cleveland, Melvin Jr. (Kenyatta)-Cleveland, Christopher Blue-Kent, Sandra Blue-Cleveland, Karen Blue-Toledo, and Diana Gordon (Roderick)-Florida. Preceding him in death were his brother Mark A. Blue (Judy) and Deborah A. Blue. Also mourning his loss is his dear friend and companion Georgianna Stroupe, she was there for Mike every step of the way, from the beginning of this journey until the very end. His friend Theresa was also there and offered emotional support during his time of need. Mike also has many nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss him.  Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.

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  • Yolanda Jones and family says:

    To the Entire and Friends of dearly departed Mike, may the God of heaven and earth wrap his loving arms around all at this time and the days to follow, trust in the promise that weeping may endure for a night,but Joy cometh in morning. Heartfelt prayers

  • Veda says:

    Condolences
    Peace, Blessings and Love. Always!

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