Michael Lewis Shoemaker, 49, of Madison Heights VA, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday August 22, 2022 at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by family. He was born in Lynchburg, VA on June 17, 1973 a son of Albert Lewis Shoemaker and the late Susan Gale Shoemaker. He was a well-loved father, brother, son and friend. He was a welder and had many talents. He was engaged to his fiancĂ©e Staci Ludwig. In addition to his father, he is survived by brothers, Danny Shoemaker and wife Gina Crago, Terry Shoemaker and wife Angela Shoemaker; sister, Jennifer Shoemaker and husband Aaron Wood; three children, Michael Shoemaker wife Colby, Joshua Shoemaker and wife Angel Shoemaker, Crystal Shoemaker-Vaughn and husband John Vaughn Jr.; five grandchildren, Malakii Vaughn, Cullen Shoemaker, Makayla Vaughn, Zane Vaughn, Bellamy Shoemaker; nieces and nephews, Colton Wood, Danny Ray Crago, Miranda Crago; beloved friend and mother of his children, Brinda Jackson; and many other family and friends. Family will hold a private viewing Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Burch-Messier Funeral Home in Bedford from 6-7. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Lynchburg Harvest Baptist Church, 2571 Carter Street with Pastor Mark Snowden officiating. Donations/Flowers are appreciated and should be sent to Lynchburg Harvest Baptist Church. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.