October 4, 1986 ~ January 20, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Parker, CO

Michael Houston was born in Denver, Colorado on October 4, 1986, to Donna Houston and Michael Dixon of Denver, Colorado, and to the late Grandparents of Frankie and Thurman Minor also of Denver, Colorado.  His grandparents helped raise him while his mom finished her education. His grandpa lovingly nicknamed Michael, “Batman”.

Michael was brought up in a strong Christian family and was taught to always keep God first. He also knew that going to church was never an option, he was taught to read a scripture every day and write a summary on what was read. Every night, he and his family would pray together.  He would often have fun role-playing as a preacher while the family were his church members.

As a child at the age of six, Michael played peewee football.  He was an outstanding athlete and found his passion in peewee football. At the age of ten, he became one of the fastest tailbacks on the team and for his size.  He was quick on his feet. He was educated and attended Denver Public Schools and played basketball. He attended Smiley Middle School and completed his secondary education at East High School. For the first two years at East, Michael was involved in football. It was during this time he received the nickname, “The Bus.”  Michael also had a love for speech and drama.  He traveled to many states which include California, Utah, Washington, and even Nebraska. He won many awards for speech and drama.

After two years at East, Michael transferred to Montbello High School, where he started an organization known as, “Young Men Against Violence.”  At this time, he was noticed by many different colleges and football scouts.  He received about fifteen full-ride scholarship offers.  With the guidance from his grandfather, Michael accepted an offer in 2005 from the University of Texas in Austin. After two years at the University of Texas, Austin, Michael transferred to the University of Washington, where he learned how to do business.

Michael was known to have tutoring sessions at his house and loved tutoring his cousins on the subjects of Math and English. Learning and comprehending was no task for him.  He was so generous, he would give you the shirt off his back and give his last to anyone who was in need. Michael was taught to be a hard worker and to build character.  He had a good heart and a tender side to him.

Michael Houston first started his own business two years ago. He decided to name the business, Colorado Auto Glass, LLC.  He was so proud of it and his family and friends were all very proud of his accomplishments.  “Thank you, Michael, for being the person you were; we love you always and forever.”

On January 20, 2019, Michael Deshawn Houston departed this life in Denver, Colorado.  He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jennifer Houston; his mother, Donna Houston; his father, Michael (Elizabeth) Dixon; his sisters, Charise Dixon (Thiland Braxton), Tahijsha (Anjelo) Johnson; his brother, Elijah Hall; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, other relatives, and many friends.


Visitation: January 28, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: January 29, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: January 29, 2019 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. To the Family and Friends of : Micheal D. Houston

    Please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain and sorrow experienced during this difficult time can be overwhelming. However, I am often comforted by the words found in God’s word, the Bible. For instance, when grieving the loss of his dear friend Lazarus, the Bible reports that “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35). What is even more comforting is the fact that Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, and so like Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters, the Bible expresses the hope of the resurrection whereby we may see our loved ones again. (Read John 11:38-44; 5:28, 29). What a marvelous hope.

    May Jehovah God grant you peace during this time and provide comfort for you and your loved ones.

    Jeanine Williams

  2. To the family of Michael Houston,
    We just wanted to offer our deepest sympathies to you. We were shocked to hear of his passing. Michael attended Montbello High School with our son Christopher. He was loved by everyone and such a respectful young man. We know that he will be greatly missed but his memory will live on because of his generosity, respect, and compassion. We are praying for you all.

    Michael and Sherri Jones

  3. Micheal, Jennifer , Aunite Donna and Family.. I love you guys and I’m praying for strength to help us during this hard time.

    Sheena and Los

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