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“When last I saw you -25 years ago- you were a dear, sweet girl, full of light and loveliness. I ache at the knowledge of your too soon passing, yet...Read More »
1 of 77 | Posted by: Todd Shumpert - Bloomfield, NJ

“Travis, we have been friends of your parents for many, many years. Eva graduated from NHS with your dad. We are so sorry for your loss and have...Read More »
2 of 77 | Posted by: Charles and Eva Malcom - Waxhaw, NC

“LOVE! That is main word that comes to mind when I think of Michelle and what she stood her. Her love for her family and her love for the Lord. What...Read More »
3 of 77 | Posted by: Michael and Missy Rowland - GA

“Travis, Michelle and I taught at Ruskin years ago, and I have such fond memories of her dedication to her students and her love for life! She will...Read More »
4 of 77 | Posted by: Mary Woodruff - Waycross, GA

“So sorry for your loss , Travis and family. Lisa and I didn't know Michelle but have heard so many good things about her and what a sweet soul she...Read More »
5 of 77 | Posted by: Charles & Lisa Beverly - Waycross, GA

“So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 77 | Posted by: Richard & Gina Foskey - Alma, GA

“Travis and daughters, May God be with you during this time of loss. I was out of town or I would have attended the visitation. Michelle and I worked...Read More »
7 of 77 | Posted by: Peggy Crews Adams - Hortense, GA

“Travis, So sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine how you feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls. Love and prayers, ...Read More »
8 of 77 | Posted by: Deena Boyd - Waycross, GA

“Travis my heart goes out to you and your family. Beth O'Brien May ”
9 of 77 | Posted by: Beth - Waycross, GA

“Travis & Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. Dan & Linda Stipe & Family ”
10 of 77 | Posted by: Linda Stipe - Waycross, GA

“Travis, You and your family are in my prayers. Sorry to hear of your loss. Keena ”
11 of 77 | Posted by: Keena McNease White - Waycross, GA

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Tamara Smith Harris sister of John V & Cheryl Smith Jr ”
12 of 77 | Posted by: Tamara Smith Harris - Nahunta, GA

“Travis & girls, just look to the Lord and contiue to draw strenghth each & every day that passes..God will sustane you all..he is ever present when...Read More »
13 of 77 | Posted by: Joe & Julie sikes - Blackshear, GA

“Travis and family; Praying for all of you. Please know that we are here for you. We will be in touch later. Love you all! ...Read More »
14 of 77 | Posted by: Steve & Billie Dees - Pooler, GA

“I am so sorry and saddened that Michelle lost her long and brave battle. Although I did not know her personally, I came to know her and her family a...Read More »
15 of 77 | Posted by: Patty Monahan - Dallas, GA

“We are very sorry for your loss. Wade and Audrey Streat ”
16 of 77 | Posted by: Wade and Audrey Streat - Nicholls, GA

“I have missed her waving at me this year,when i would drop off Jessica. I am sorry for your lost. She was a great friend. God bless your family,...Read More »
17 of 77 | Posted by: Mrs Revels - Waycross, GA

“We are praying for you all. ”
18 of 77 | Posted by: Jimmy & Louise Thrift - Offerman, GA

“Travis and family, I am saddened to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and give you strength during this time and your days ahead. ”
19 of 77 | Posted by: Leonard Bennett - New Albany, OH

“she was an amazing woman when i was in elementary school. she was always smiling and having a good time. she will be missed dearly. ”
20 of 77 | Posted by: amber sweat - waycross, GA

“She was such an amazing of my daughter's favorites. She was always smiling, and she was such an inspiration to all. Prayers go out...Read More »
21 of 77 | Posted by: Angela Holland-Wasdin - Waycross, GA

“My memories of Mrs. Street are of dropping both of my children off at school and her hugging them and loving them as if they were her own. If I saw...Read More »
22 of 77 | Posted by: Angella Dixon Johns - Waycross, GA

“Travis and Girls, Our family has you in our thoughts and prayers. We will continue to pray for you in the days to come. My family enjoyed getting...Read More »
23 of 77 | Posted by: Alan &Michelle Strickland - GA

“I am so thankful for the shining LIGHT that Michelle has been!!! She was a virtuous woman (Proverbs 31)who loved God, her husband, her girls, her...Read More »
24 of 77 | Posted by: Christy Bond - Patterson, GA

“My deepest sorrow is with this family in this sad time. I pray God holds this family very close and helps them through this difficult time. My...Read More »
25 of 77 | Posted by: Valerie Rogers - waycross, GA

“My husband and I continue to pray for your family. What a legacy of strength and faith Michelle has given you. Annette and Glenn Pearson ...Read More »
26 of 77 | Posted by: Annette Pearson - Marietta, GA

“ the Streat family....I'm so sorry...for your lost...she was a good person and I will never forget her..Taylor....the advanced chorus is...Read More »
27 of 77 | Posted by: Aliysha Waiters - Waycross, GA

“Travis - My thoughts and prayers are with you, your girls, and family. Michelle was a joy to everyone she met and will be sorely missed by many. ...Read More »
28 of 77 | Posted by: Regina Mullis Martin - FL

“Michelle, thank you for being the light among us. You were God's hands and feet, and I will remember that above all else. I am so thankful that we...Read More »
29 of 77 | Posted by: Annemarie Crawford - GA

30 of 77 | Posted by: RENEE SMOAK - WAYCROSS, GA

“Dawn, I was so saddened to learn about the loss of your sister. Having just lost my dear friend Joy to cancer, I truly hoped Michelle would...Read More »
31 of 77 | Posted by: Jill Drake - Douglasville, GA

“you are in our prayers ”
32 of 77 | Posted by: casey streat - alma, GA

“Dawn, please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May you always find comfort in the wonderful memories of your sister. Heaven has...Read More »
33 of 77 | Posted by: LaVerne Suggs - Marietta, GA

“We are so sorry, Dawn will be the only one to know us parents of Lisa Hayes Mabry , where Michelle & Dawn went to school. Our prayers are being...Read More »
34 of 77 | Posted by: Fred &Jackie Hayes - GA


“My sincere prayers go out to your whole family. Please know that I am thinking of you. ”
36 of 77 | Posted by: Bonnie Leslie - Dallas, GA

“Travis, Taylor, Jessica and Family, Our hearts are heavy but, Thank you Jesus, we know where Michelle is right now. God knew he needed that...Read More »
37 of 77 | Posted by: Karen and Tony Joyner - GA

“I really don't know what to say at a time like this, except that I am truly saddened and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
38 of 77 | Posted by: Larry Briggs - Blackshear, GA

“Dawn, Michael, Kristin, Lauren, and family, I do not know words powerful enough to ease your pain and sadness but wish there was some way I could...Read More »
39 of 77 | Posted by: Vince Fulghum - Whitesburg, GA

“George and I would like to express our deepest sympathies with the passing of Michelle. Our prayers are with you and the whole family. “I have...Read More »
40 of 77 | Posted by: Kim & George Holland - Addison, AL

41 of 77 | Posted by: Toy and Don James - Pinson, AL

42 of 77 | Posted by: Toy Cox - Waycross, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Michelle's light will continue to shine in Heaven. ”
43 of 77 | Posted by: Karen Woodlief - Marietta, GA

“Dear Taylor, May God bless you and keep you during this time of sorrow. I'm sorry I never met Michelle because I've heard people talk about what an...Read More »
44 of 77 | Posted by: Wanda C Petersen - Waycross, GA

“Your Light and Grace shall continue to brighten the lives of all who knew you. You are greatly loved and will be sorely missed. All my love to your...Read More »
45 of 77 | Posted by: Debbie Hardy - Rockledge, FL

“You are loved and will be missed ”
46 of 77 | Posted by: Wendell Sr - Waycross, GA

“We love you Michelle. Your family will remain in our prayers. -Until we meet again, Rich, Jessica, Sarah, & Emily ”
47 of 77 | Posted by: The Cerniglia's - Arlington, TN

“We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Michelle's life was an inspiration to so many people. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts...Read More »
48 of 77 | Posted by: Pam Hart - WAYCROSS, GA

“You fought a good fight sweet friend but god needed another angel. I will miss you and that sweet smile of yours. You will always be in my heart....Read More »
49 of 77 | Posted by: Stephanie Clark Shepard - FL

“We are deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. ”
50 of 77 | Posted by: Dennis & Joy Carter - Sycamore, GA

“Michelle brought love and smiles to many people. It was an honor to know her. My deepest sympathies to her family. ”
51 of 77 | Posted by: Becky Ferre - GA

“Our hearts are heavy with yours, and will ask the LORD to help you all feel His presence and trust in His goodness even during times when He feels...Read More »
52 of 77 | Posted by: Greg and Tricia Rushton - Dallas, GA

“Travis and girls, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, and pray that with time, memories of pleasant times will comfort you ”
53 of 77 | Posted by: Jim Smart - Jacksonville, FL

“Love and prayers to Travis, Taylor. Jessica and to all her family and friends. May God give you peace and comfort through His Son Jesus Christ our...Read More »
54 of 77 | Posted by: Jack & Clarice Stolte - Manor, GA

“Travis, Taylor, and Jessica: Michelle was such a special lady. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. God bless you...Read More »
55 of 77 | Posted by: Chris & Lisa Hinely - Waycross, GA

“Praying for your family's strength & peace during this time... ”
56 of 77 | Posted by: Shonair Heard - Waycross, GA

“Michelle's life made a difference in this world. She touched many lives with the Love of God and her own sweet personality. She will not be forgotten. ”
57 of 77 | Posted by: Sheryll Mead - Nashville, TN

“Sorry we can't make it to the services but our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Michelle was a true lady who we all loved and...Read More »
58 of 77 | Posted by: Kathy McCrite - Savannah, GA

“Travis, I am so sorry for your family's loss. As I have keep up with Michelle's progress and prayed for her and your family, I have been so moved by...Read More »
59 of 77 | Posted by: Rellina Davis Lester - Culloden, GA

“All our thoughts and prayers are with Michelle's family as they go through this sad time in there lives. Much Love, Regina New Brock and Family ”
60 of 77 | Posted by: Regina New Brock - carrollton, GA

“Michelle was such a living testimony of her love for her Lord! I learned many beautiful life lessons from her during my treatments. She was a joy...Read More »
61 of 77 | Posted by: Marcia Howard - Waycross, GA

“Travis & girls, we are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven gained a special angel with Michelle. Penny,...Read More »
62 of 77 | Posted by: Penny Bennett - Waycross, GA

“Travis and girls: You would never remember us in a million years, but we met at Dawn and Michael's wedding.This is a most difficult time for all of...Read More »
63 of 77 | Posted by: Sheila & Jim Nicol - Big Canoe, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I didn't know her personally, but recognized her from when my daughter was at Ruskin. I...Read More »
64 of 77 | Posted by: karen lee - WAYCROSS, GA

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. ”
65 of 77 | Posted by: Ivey and Cindy Dyal - Smiths, AL

“Sis Michele we will miss u greatly. Our prayers go out to her family and friends...Heaven got brighter with Michell's smile... ”
66 of 77 | Posted by: danielle sapp - waycross, GA

“Sis Michele we will miss u greatly. Our prayers go out to her family and friends... ”
67 of 77 | Posted by: danielle sapp - waycross, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
68 of 77 | Posted by: Tom Brown - Kennesaw, GA

“Jim and I send our deepest sympathy and pray your family will find comfort knowing Michelle is in the arms of Jesus, free of pain and suffering. We...Read More »
69 of 77 | Posted by: Susan Austin - Dallas, GA

“Cameron was blessed to have Michelle as his teacher. She was a precious lady and she will be dearly missed. Cameron and I offer our condolences to...Read More »
70 of 77 | Posted by: Sandi and Cameron Aldridge - GA

“Our hearts are with the entire family in this time of sorrow. As you grieve know that we are remembering Dawn and honoring the memory of Michelle. ”
71 of 77 | Posted by: Sally Creel - Kingston, GA

“Travis, Taylor, Jessica and family, You all are in my prayers. Michelle was a blessing to everyone who came in contact with her. Our loss is...Read More »
72 of 77 | Posted by: Susan Strickland - Waycross, GA

“Travis,Taylor,Jessica,Jerry,Jessie we will keep you and the family in ours thoughts and prayers. GOD BLESS YOU. Brian & Margaret Streat and...Read More »
73 of 77 | Posted by: margaret/brian streat - nicholls, GA

“There is no doubt that Heaven just got a bit brighter as the light that was shared with all of us for a time returned home... you will be missed...Read More »
74 of 77 | Posted by: Derek Monsour - Charlotte, NC

“Travis, Taylor, Jessica, Vern, Dawn, Donna, Jessie, and Jerry, Lauren, Kristen, Ally and Maggie, What an honor it has been to have a front row seat...Read More »
75 of 77 | Posted by: Leslie Lanier - Waycross, GA

“The world has just lost a very lovely lady...sweet in every way. I know she leaves behind a very special family. My heartfelt condolences, ...Read More »
76 of 77 | Posted by: Adela Davis - Waycross, GA

“I want to send my prayers to your family. God promises a grand future with our loved ones again. Rev. 21:4 may god be with you. ”
77 of 77 | Posted by: Annie - GA

Mrs. Michelle Leann Streat, 42, died Sunday evening (January 13, 2013) at her residence after an extended illness. She was a native of Marietta, but she has lived most of her life in Waycross. She was employed by the Ware County Board of Education as an elementary teacher at Ruskin Elementary School. She was a member of Waycross Primitive Baptist Church. She was a faithful woman and an inspiration to many. She lived each day with a purpose with Jesus as her focus using her illness as a way to support and encourage others. She was a loving wife and mother continually nurturing her family as well as others always under the admonition of The Lord. She extended her love into the classroom as both a Kindergarten and second grade teacher for many years being a role model for them as well as for the children of her church. Her passion for God's creation was seen by the many animals she cared for and rescued. For all who knew Michelle, her life exemplified Matthew 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." She is the daughter of the late Donna Elaine Coppedge Oleson. Survivors include her husband, Travis Vincent Streat of Waycross; two daughters, Taylor and Jessica Streat both of Waycross; her father, Vernon Lee Oleson (fiancé Georgia Babic) of Woodstock; one sister, Dawn Hudson (husband Michael) of Dallas; two nieces, Lauren and Kristen Hudson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jerry and Jessie Streat of Nicholls; one sister-in-law, Donna Augello (husband Fred) of Suwannee; two nieces, Ally and Maggie Augello; and numerous other relatives. A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday (January 16, 2013) at Central Baptist Church with Elder William Mullis officiating. Burial will be held in Meeks Cemetery in Nicholls at a later date. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Music Funeral Home. Ruskin Elementary or any Ware County School System teachers are asked to meet 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church to serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton, Waycross, GA, Cord of Three, 206 Screven Ave, Waycross, GA or Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA. Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

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