Michael Deshown Pete was born on February 25, 1969, to Michael Edward and Debra Pete in Torrance, California. Michael was the eldest of four children, Steven, Michele, and Breelyn.
Michael moved to Banning, CA with his mother and brother, Steven, in 1974. The family attended Fountain of Life Church of God in Christ. Michael dedicated his life to Christ and was baptized at First Missionary Baptist Church in 2016.
Michael graduated from Banning High School in 1986. He was an all-around athlete while in school. He played baseball, football, and basketball. After graduating high school, Michael stayed close to sports and later coached the West Valley High School basketball team in Hemet, CA.
Michael was a proud father of his four children, Markell, Khiry, Michael, Jr., and Amari. He encouraged his children to pursue their dreams. Michael supported his children as long as they gave 100% heart and effort.
Michael cherished his father and wanted to follow his footsteps to become a Mason. After becoming a Mason, he also joined the Shriners Organization. Michael was instrumental in fundraising for the Children's Hospital and other community events. Michael studied many trades. He was an electrician, machinist, and cable technician. He taught and mentored many to help them succeed in their careers. Michael accomplished a long-desired goal and that was to move up in the ranks at his employer, Amazon. Michael started his new role one month before he became ill.
Michael leaves to cherish his memories his children; Markell Pete of Minneapolis, MN, Khiry Pete of Hemet, CA, Michael Pete, Jr. of Rancho Cucomonga, CA, and Amari Pete of Hemet, CA; grandchildren, Drew Pete and Kailani Jolee Pete; parents, Michael E. Pete of Laveen, AZ and Debra Pete of Hemet, CA; siblings, Steve Pete, Michele Pete, and Breelyn Pete; niece, Shawnisty Pete; nephews, Stephaun Pete and Patric Pete; aunt, Robert Mack; spiritual godmothers, Mae Barette, Elaine Swenie, Jeanette Walder, and Erma Blackwell, and a host of family and close friends.