Quesenberry, Michael Andrew

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SGT Michael Andrew Quesenberry, 23 yrs old, of Christiansburg, VA, went home to be with God on September 5, 2009. He was preceded in death by his Grandmother, Eva Shaver; his Grandfather, Ricky Dowdy, and his Uncle Justin Quesenberry.

Left to cherish his memory are his Fiancé, Chasity Faith Harmon of Christiansburg, VA, his Parents, Mickey and Judy Quesenberry of Wade, N.C., his Grandparents, Leroy and Mary Quesenberry of Blacksburg, VA; his Great-Aunt, Shelby Quesenberry of Blacksburg, VA; his Sister Miranda Ratcliffe, of Pearisburg, VA, his Brothers, Daniel Quesenberry of Pearisburg, VA; Christopher Quesenberry of Lompoc, California, Jason and Jeremy Quesenberry of Wade, N.C.; his Nephews, Ryan Andrew Smith, Conner Lee Ratcliffe, and Preston Matthew Quesenberry, each of Pearisburg, VA, his Uncle Eddie Quesenberry of Greensboro, N.C., his Aunt and Uncle, Angie and D. R. Mans of Floyd, Virginia, his Aunts, Tammy Craft of Pearisburg, VA and Carmen Quesenberry of Blacksburg, VA and many special friends and family.

A 2004 graduate of Jack Britt High School of Fayetteville, N.C., SGT Quesenberry joined the Army National Guard during high school and was the Team Leader of the 2nd Platoon in the 1173rd Transportation Company of Martinsville and Rocky Mount, VA. During his military service he completed two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and received the following awards: Two Army Commendation Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Two Overseas Service Ribbons, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

He touched more people in his short life than most will ever reach in their lifetime; the memories and legacy he leaves behind will forever live on.

The Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg, VA. Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by Rev. Jerry Sloss. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.