Michael Henry Douglas


Arrangements by Preferred Cremation & Burial. Funeral Services were held on January 14, 2023 at Good News Missionary Baptist Church

Michael Henry Douglas was born on July 20, 1961, in Oakland, California, to Robertine and Robert Douglas. He was the eldest boy of ten children.

Michael accepted Christ at a very young age and kept Christ with him, no matter WHAT, throughout life. He attended Central Elementary in East San Diego, and later to Bell Jr. High, and on to O’Farrell and Morse High.

Around the time he met his young love Barbara Russell at age twenty-two, they had their first child Michelle Douglas. At twenty-four years of age, they had their second baby girl Alexis Douglas.

Michael was an excellent baseball player! So good that several people, including his siblings, thought he should’ve played professionally. He taught his younger siblings to play ball as well. Michael was a phenomenal artist. He could draw portraits that looked identical to the human he was sketching. He was also a great hairstylist. Two talents so strong, he passed them both to his daughter. He would style his, Barbara, and Alexis’ hair himself back in the day. Later in life, Michael became one of the best auto detailers. He ventured off to Florida and later to Texas, but ultimately made San Diego home. He was truly one of the funniest sons, dads, brothers, uncles, cousins, and friends ever.

On December 25, 2022, Michael began taking his last breaths, and on December 26, 2022, God called him home.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Robertine Douglas; daughter Michelle Douglas; sisters Rose and Tank; brother Bendrick; aunts Burldine and Angel Dyann; uncles Sonny, Alek, Garland, and Robert; and nephew Lil James.

Michael is survived by his father, Robert Douglas; daughters Alexis Douglas (Brandon Oens), and Shanira Russell; sisters Freddie Chambers, Virginia (James Binkley ), Tameika Hughey, Lena Madden, Giavanna Gibson, and Nakeila Ellison; brothers Anthony Douglas and Zimless Ellison; nieces Antionette, Turay, Anysha, and Diamond; nephews Tino, Bryant, Anthony, Tyler, and Antione; great-nieces Raylenette, Aushanae, and great-nephews Daelon and Elijah, and a host of other relatives and friends.