Michael D. Law

Michael D. Law, 48, of Leavenworth, entered into eternal life, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. He was born Sept. 16, 1968, in Far Rockaway, N.Y., the treasured son of the late Hattie Marie Law and Michael (Skipp) David Hussey..

Michael D. Law

In June of 1986, Michael graduated from Beach Channel High School in Queens, N.Y., where he played football and basketball. He enlisted in the United States Army on Dec. 18, 1986 as an Armor Crewman.

On January 2, 1988, Michael met the love of his life, Lolita Williams, while stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and they were married on April 16, 1988, in Louisville, Ky. She survives at the home. He also leaves behind two daughters, ShaRonda Rena Law and Morgan Breanya Law; his father, Michael “Skipp” Hussey; a sister, Carresa Hussey; three God Daughters, Jasmine Stewart, Jessica Stewart and Jackie Dorsey; a God Son, William “D.J.” Derell Jenkins II: a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins; and many, many friends.

During his military service, he was stationed in Germany, Kentucky, New York, Colorado and Kansas. Michael served honorably for 20 years with combat tours in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Army Recruiter Badge. He retired on September 30, 2007 as a Sergeant First Class. After retirement, Mike worked as a Military Training Analyst and as a Military Training Exercise Planning Specialist.

Mike held Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University. He was an avid sports fan and was especially fond of the New York Giants. Mike was very active in his church, the Fort Leavenworth Gospel Service where he served in many different roles. He was the leader of the Men’s Ministry, was active with the Usher Board and was a member of the Parish Advisory Council. He was also a vibrant voice in the King’s Men Male Chorus. Along with Lolita, he served as a mentor, teacher, role model and confidant to scores of young men and women.

Mike was passionate about serving his community. He was initiated into the Pi Omicron Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in 2008 and served as Chapter Secretary, Chapter Vice-President and for three separate terms, as Chapter President. Michael was an active member of the Leavenworth Community Service Organization where he was instrumental in improving fundraising for college scholarships. In 2013, Mike was appointed by the Mayor of Leavenworth to a three-year term as a member of the Leavenworth Community Development Advisory Board.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Fraternity memorial ceremony to take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the final viewing from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Pioneer Chapel, 500 Pope Ave, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.