Mike and his siblings would always tell the story about when he was born in a Galveston Hospital\nand the Doctor ordered an Ambulance to take Mother and newborn infant home the following day.\nHis siblings would always laugh and say they had a really good Christmas planned until the moment of\nhis dramatic arrival home on that Christmas Eve day by Ambulance!\nMike was a special person who personified Beauty, Truth and Goodness. One friend said he never knew anyone who did not like Mike. He was a Light to all his many, many friends and he truly never met a stranger.\nAs a resident of Dallas, there too he met lifelong friends. He was a union member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and worked many stage productions and rock concerts as a StageHand and SpotlightTech.\nWhile living in Dallas , Mike became 'sick and tired of being sick and tired' from alcohol use and after his third attempt attending AA meetings he took measures to commit to sobriety telling himself, 'if I don't feel better in a year, I can always go back to it'. He prayed on his knees every night before bed and he never had to go back to it.\nIn 1993 he returned to Galveston, taking the tips he learned in AA to change people, places and things. He worked at UTMB as an Audio/Visual Tech. He went back to school earning a certificate as a Chemical Dependence Counselor. He also earned a Texas State license in Real Estate. When an old friend asked him what he wanted out of Life; his answer was that he wanted a family. In 1994 he was Blessed with the family he loved had wanted out of Life. And his family loved him.\nMichael is preceded in death by his loving parents, George and Louise Leonard, by siblings, Norma Higgins (nephew Joe of Dallas and niece Mary of Texas City and Rosemary) and James Leonard (niece Dana of Texas City). Survived by wife, Tassy Leonard of League City and two 'Bonus' children, Dr. Monique McDowell (Clark), Grandchildren, Brie and C.J. of Friendswood, and Bonus son, Matt DeBoer of Austin. Brother, John (Tammy) nephew, Kyle of Santa Fe, nephew, Steve (Katrina) and niece Kelly of Seabrook.\nMichael went back to Our Dear Lord on January 18, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.\nHe was a Family Man, First. He was kind, gentle and open-minded. He was a Man of Peace. And above all he loved Our Dear Lord and Creator.