Michael John August Sr.

Michael John August Sr. entered fully into the presence of the Lord on Friday, December 16, 2022, after a 21-month courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain cancer. He passed peacefully at Houston Hospice surrounded by love.
A man of determination, Michael never gave up and never quit. He didn’t lose his battle to Glioblastoma, but rather he won it each day with positivity, courage, strength, and faith. He gave God all the honor and praise for each and every day. He would often tell others that he was God’s favorite child.
Michael was born on April 21, 1962, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Joyce (LaBeaud) Carter and Alfred August Sr. He spent his childhood and early adulthood in New Orleans, Louisiana before relocating to Houston, Texas in the early 2000s. Michael accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized as a teenager at Saint Bernard Church of God in Christ in New Orleans.
Michael had an adventurous spirit and desire to learn new things. He worked multiple jobs throughout the years that took him across the United States and around the world. He drove a horse and buggy in the French Quarters of New Orleans, was an electrician at Louisiana Power and Light Company, worked on electrical instrumentation on offshore oil platforms, and worked as a Safety Professional for an oil and gas project in the Permian Basin in western Texas. He was especially proud of his work with Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) in support of the United States Military and Coalition Forces in Iraq. Most recently he worked as a Senior Construction Manager and Energy Marshall for Constructiv/Microsoft. He had a passion for ensuring that tasks were completed correctly and safely to ensure all his colleagues returned home to their families.
Michael was one-of-a-kind. He had a strong personality and booming voice that commanded attention when he walked into a room. He loved to spend time with family, cook, grill, golf, ride horses, travel, sing, dance, have fun, and make others laugh. Michael never met a stranger and he had plenty of entertaining stories to share. He enjoyed watching all types of sports and was an avid fan of the LSU Tigers. He passed on his athleticism and passion for sports to his children. He was proudly an Associate Member of the Zulu Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, his beloved Granny Olga LaBeaud, father Alfred August Sr., mother Joyce (LaBeaud) Carter, and step-father Leonard “Lucky” Carter. He is survived by his wife Melissa, his children Michael August Jr (Shae), Marquell Helmstetter (Keith), Gabrielle Magee, Joshua August, Justin August and Myles August, his grandchildren Marquise Helmstetter, Makhi Helmstetter, Karter Helmstetter, Daylon August and Skylar August, his siblings Verna Henry (Michael), Rhonda Wylie, Alfred August Jr. (Angela), Yolanda Scales, Simone August, and Lisa Nelson, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Michael’s medical teams at UT Health Houston Neurosciences, Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain & Pituitary Treatment Center and the staff at Houston Methodist’s Neuro Intensive Care Unit, Skilled Nursing Facility and Intermediate Care Unit for their compassion, care, guidance and for standing by our family in every step of Michael’s journey. The family is also grateful to the staff at Houston Hospice Inpatient facility for the compassionate care provided and love shown to our family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to Houston Hospice (www.houstonhospice.org) or National Brain Tumor Society (www.braintumor.org).
Anyone wishing to send flowers or plants may contact Kemah Flowers and Company, www.kemahflorist.com
The Family will receive friends on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 11:00am with a Ceremony at 11:30am at Bible Way Fellowship Baptist Church, 10120 Hartsook, Houston, Texas 77034 with Pastor Ivory L. Varner officiating. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery.

For those attending the service tomorrow, Bible Way Fellowship Baptist Church requires all attendees to wear a facemask in the Sanctuary.

Here is the Live Stream link to view the service for Michael August Sr:

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  1. What a great tribute to a fantastic friend and nephew. May God comfort your family and wrap His arms around everyone that is left behind. The best thing is if you know Jesus as your personal savior you will see Michael again. This is not good by, but I will see you later Mike.
    Much love, Steve and Tia

    Steve n Tia Trail
  2. My friend and brother Michael is in a better place. I pray for strength and courage over his loving family and the Lord to surround them with a mighty hedge of protection.

    God Bless

    Jarrod Tomassi
  3. So sorry for yalls loss

    Garrett Wilkinson
  4. You have my sincere condolences.
    God Bless you & your entire family.
    Looks like he was a great guy.

    Jennifer & Miracle
  5. My Prayers And Condolences Goes Out To The Family

    Anthony Haley Sr.
  6. To the family you have my deepest condolences praying 🙏 you all be strong ❤️🙏🫂!!

    Tony Ferrand
  7. I feel like my family lost a member of our family.
    Our hearts go out to Myles and Ms.Melissa.
    Love, Rob Stevens

    Robert Stevens
  8. It was a blessing and a joy to know Mike! He was such a lovely soul. May God keep you Mike and give you relief from the pain your body endured.

    Melissa – I pray God embrace you in his arms and shower you and the kids with love, comfort, and peace. I cannot imagine your loss and my heart goes out to you. You all will be in my prayers. If I can do anything to help you, please let me know.

    Sue Harlan
  9. At peace. Thanks and Praise to Our Loving Father in Heaven for his Grace and Wisdom.

    Danny & Terri Hilbun
  10. Melissa & Myles
    Our prayers are with you during your grief healing period and may God embrace you during this time.

    Alvin & Rose LaBeaud
  11. I met Mike a couple years ago when he started working in San Antonio, we were on the same construction site support team. It was my sincere pleasure to get to know Mike during our sometimes-deep discussions. He was always a breath of fresh air with a powerful testament to God and Jesus Christ in whom he had unlimited hope.

    Mike often lovingly spoke of this wife and family and had many wonderful life stories to share.

    While we hurt and mourn missing him on earth, I am certain Mike is dancing through the streets of glory this day. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort family and friends now, and we look forward to a future Heavenly reunion one day.

    Paul Davis
  12. We’re saddened by the loss of Mike but thankful he’s no longer suffering. It was an honor calling him my Son-in-law. My thoughts and prayers are with all his loved ones. He sure was one of a kind and we enjoyed hearing his stories. We hung on his every word. He drove us around our area during a visit and shared stories he had from here. We enjoyed every moment in his presence. He will truly be missed.

    Dennis Trail
  13. Melissa and Family,

    My deepest condolences go out to the family. I initially met Mike during our early LOGCAP days. I’ll always remember his booming voice, passion and love for all things KBR. A great friend who made a great impact everywhere he stood. He will be missed…

    Sending my prayers for you and the family that as you mourn his passing you find support, strength, and comfort in your warm memories of Mike.

    Hazel Wood-MacArthur
  14. Words cannot truly describe the loss. Mike will be missed but not forgotten. He touched so many lives. Prayers for Melissa and the family.

    Kevin Clark
  15. I met Mike a few years ago when he worked in San Antonio. He was a talented and passionate safety professional. I don’t recall a conversation we had when he did not mention his wife and children. We also enjoyed many conversations about LSU sports. He made a positive impact on everyone who met him. He is dearly missed. May God embrace his soul in his glorious mercy.

    C. J. Beysselance

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