Melvin Michael (Mike) Baldree, 64, of Lake City, Florida, passed into the presence of the Lord unexpectedly on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
He was born in Clewiston, Florida on February 5, 1954. Mike graduated from Clewiston High School, received his BA degree from Southeastern Bible College in Lakeland, FL, and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Asia Pacific Theological Seminary. Mike was a Missionary Evangelist for 36 years in many countries around the world. He and his Teams are responsible for constructing 190 churches in China as well as many in Bolivia and Peru. His hearts cry was for missions - That the souls of men would come to Christ. His primary focus was on the Holy Spirit Crusades throughout the world – Cuba, Central and South America and Spain. He believed with all his heart that “It’s not by might, nor by power but by my Spirit says the Lord”. He loved praying with people to experience the power of the Holy Spirit so that they would go out and change the world for Christ. He believed in the importance of the anointing of God upon each believer. He loved his children and grandchildren with all his heart. He was so proud of each one of them. He loved spending time with family. He would move heaven and earth to help each of them. His grandchildren were his heart and soul. And we pray a little bit of Grampz will be forever etched eternally in their souls. Mike will be greatly missed as a faithful Man of God, an encouraging leader and a devoted family man. Mike had an infectious personality, so to know him was to love him. He was full of life and cared so much for others.He was predeceased by his father, A. P. Baldree and brother Patrick Baldree.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Vicky Van Vleck Baldree, and their three wonderful children: Shanna (Sam) Lupica of Ohio, Michael (Cheri) Baldree of Turkey and TaShahnda Baldree of Lake City; five beloved grandchildren: George, Madison, Reagan, Alastair and Winston. He is also survived by his mother, Frances Deese and his two sisters, Oveida Baldree Shackelford and Gayle Baldree Davis, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation time with the family from 10:00 A.M.; a Celebration of Life from 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Evangel Temple Assembly of
God, 5755 Ramona Blvd, just off I-10 in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information call Evangel Temple at 904-781-9393. A private burial will be held later that day in Lake City, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Evangel Temple and designated to the “Mike Baldree Mission Fund” makes checks payable to : Evangel Temple, 5755 Ramona Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205