Michael Alvarez, born on March 26, 1985, to his loving Mother, Charito Harris. On Friday, evening, July 19, 2019, he transitioned from this earthly life into life with our Heavenly Father.
He was baptized on June 9th, 1994, in the Holy Roman Catholic Church by Bro. Jacob T. Vettathu, M.S.
Michael attended Tracy Joint Union High School, where he received his High School Diploma in 2003. Soon after graduating High School, he joined the United States Navy in 2005. He began serving this country as a Dispersing Clerk/Personnel Specialist (PS) at PSD Gulfport, MS. Moving on to Camp Bucca, Iraq, NOSC Corpus Christi, TX, VR-61 Washington, CRG-1 San Diego, CA, NOSC Las Vegas, and his final orders were at NRD San Francisco. Michael believed this to be an honor, having been able to serve his country for fourteen years.
Michael was a great son and father, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, most recently, husband and son in law. He loved his Mother and Father to no end and was so grateful for the family values they instilled in him. The love he had for his son, Michael Tavian, was known by anyone he came in contact with. He was devoted, happiest and indescribably in love with his beautiful wife, Monique C. Alvarez.
On March 26, 1985 and March 26, 1988, God knew the two would meet and finally be connected as soul mates. Michael recently embarked upon this new journey in union with his beautiful wife, Monique on May 25, 2019 in Houston, TX. They shared many, many memories and had plans of making more. Only God knows the endless plans Michael had in mind to share with his loving wife. Together, they had plans of “Forever”. Michael loved EVERYTHING about his Forever Love, no one specific thing, but EVERYTHING. Forever M&M.
Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was big on relationships and staying connected. He has friends that turned family all across the world, who were touched by him in more ways than one. He was a mentor, a brother, friend, and an all around great person to have known. It can be said that Michael surely knew how to pull family and friends together.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Murell Bratcher; his maternal grandmother, Ora Alvarez; his uncle, Roy Alvarez.
Michael leaves to cherish his memories, his Forever Love, Monique Alvarez; his son, Michael Tavian Alvarez, Jr.; his parents, Joseph and Charito Harris; loving grandmother Lolita Bratcher; his brother, Roberto Alvarez, (Sanju) his darling sister, Jennifer Valencia (Victor); brother, James Harris. Michael also leaves to cherish his Godsons, Joey and Jordan Valencia He leaves a host of new family members, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and friends.