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MICHAEL DEANER CLAGGETT

March 18, 1955 June 10, 2017
MICHAEL DEANER CLAGGETT
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Obituary for MICHAEL DEANER CLAGGETT

In the early morning hours of June 10, 2017, Michael Deaner Claggett transitioned peacefully
from this life in the comforts of his home. Michael was born on March 18, 1955 in Prince
Frederick, Maryland and was the oldest of seven children.
Michael was affectionately known as ‘Keema’ and ‘Mike’ by his family and friends and leaves to
cherish his memory, his mother, Elsie L. Claggett (Floyd); five children, Conan (Dicky) Smith,
LaToya Mitchell (Lateef), Candi and Nicole Claggett, and Alicia Garrett; three grandchildren,
Marcel Ross, Aaliyah Smith and Lyric Mitchell; two sisters, Carolyn Harcum (Rayfield Sr.) and
Frances Butler (Don); four brothers, Robert (Bobby) Jones, MacArthur (Mac) Jones, Dennis Jones
(Barbara), and Maurice (Nick) Jones; his Aunt & Uncle, Annie and Chester Mackall Sr.; a special
friend Cathy Thomas and a host of family and friends.
Michael received his education in the Calvert County Public School System and later worked in a
variety of trades ranging from mechanic and repair to carpentry and construction. His great heart
and willing spirit gained him the title, ‘Jack of All Trades’. Michael was also known for his portrayal
of his two favorite superstars, ‘Michael Jackson’ and ‘Al Green’. Michael loved to sing and dance,
but even more than that, Michael loved to perform. Every party, wedding, cook-out, or just a family
get-together was a signal to Michael that it was showtime. Michael created his own stage wherever
he went and his singing and dancing were sure to captivate, entertain and if nothing else, draw a
great big belly laugh from his audience. ‘For the Good Times’, Michael would sing and just by
watching him, you were guaranteed to have just that, a good time.
These ‘Life of the Party’ memories that Michael leaves with us (not to mention the highly sought-
after videos of him in action) will undoubtedly keep us entertained and his memory alive for many
years to come. But when the show is over and the laughter begins to subside, if you knew Michael,
we are certain you will hear his famous ‘train whistle’ rendition that is sure to keep the party going.
In the spring of 2016, Michael rededicated his life to Jesus Christ and was baptized is Jesus name;
an in his order, God called Michael home for the audition of a lifetime. Michael, we know you
have been saving your best performance for the Lord; sing and make melodies from your heart
(Eph. 5:19) and dance like David with all your might (2 Sam. 6:14). We love you Keema!

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Visitation

Saturday

17

Jun

10:00 AM 6/17/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/17/2017 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Jun

11:00 AM 6/17/2017 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

17

Jun

12:45 PM 6/17/2017 12:45:00 PM
Sewell Memorial Gardens

134 Tobacco Ridge Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Memorial Gardens
134 Tobacco Ridge Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States
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