Michael Alexander Riddle went home to Jesus on May 21, 2021 at the age of 27. Michael was born to Jean Kilby and David Riddle on January 9, 1994 in Columbia, Maryland. When Michael was born he was given a diagnosis of Cystic fibrosis and was not expected to live past 8 but made it way beyond what doctors could have imagined.
Michael is survived by his mother Jean Kilby; his father David Riddle; his grandmother Joyce Giroux; his sister and sister-in-law Angela and Rachel Asmus and his nieces Ava Asmus, Alaina Johnson and Makenna Johnson; grandfather William Kilby; aunt Beverly Hickman and his uncle Ronnie Giroux. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Chloe.
As a child Michael enjoyed spending time with his friends often playing football in the empty field next to his home. He was an avid video game player throughout his entire life and made lasting friendships on playstation. In high school Michael was loved by so many but especially by the girls softball team. He was the scorekeeper and they even had a charity game for him for cystic fibrosis. Michael graduated from Hammond High school in May of 2012.
Many that knew Michael knew he went by several names. He was known as Batman, Mikey, Little Man and The Riddler. He loved anything and everything Baby Yoda. He had the biggest smile on his face no matter the circumstance. For years he listened to Mix 106.5 and especially loved the Radiothon. He always donated whatever he could annually. Michael was a huge part of the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. He lived life to the fullest as best he could and was a true warrior. He always played the Cops theme song anytime he saw trouble around and was always playing detective on the dispatch radio. He was a jokester in every sense of the word.
Michael battled a life threatening health issue known as Cystic Fibrosis. He had other health issues to add but none that compared. As with any illness comes pain and suffering but Michael never complained. He never let anyone know he was hurting. He would often be asked how he felt to which he always replied ‘fine’. He showed the utmost courage and strength that none of us will ever know. He truly was a fighter all the way until the very end. These past few months for Michael was often spent in the hospital battling this illness but it never got his spirits down.
Michael never wanted anyone to worry about him. He never wanted anyone spending their time crying or being upset. He found joy even in the darkest of times. His infectious laugh and the little comments he always made will live with us forever.
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