Michael B. West, age 68, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 6, 1949, the son of Arthur J. West and Evelyn Gilreath. He departed this life on November 24, 2017, at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Mr. West attended B.B. Comegys Elementary School, Shaw Junior High School, and John Bartram High School, where he graduated in 19 and was president of his class. He attended Community College of Philadelphia.
Mr. West had worked as a financial analyst for American Express and Discover Card.
He was a faithful member of New Mt. Olive Baptist Church for 39 years and was a Trustee for 17 years. He was also a member of the Full Circle group.
Mr. West's favorite food was chicken breasts. He was known for his punctuality, always being on time for any activity or ministry.
He leaves to cherish his memory: a daughter, Kelli West of Philadelphia, PA; 1 brother, Cicero Gilreath (Cassandra); sisters, Joan Thomas, Marlene Goode (his twin), and Judith Ann Hughes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends.
Home Going Celebration will be 11 am Saturday, December 2nd at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1402 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, where viewing will be from 9-10:45 am only. Interment will be private.