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Michelle Bland August 31, 1964 - January 6, 2015

Michelle  Bland

Michelle Anne Bland, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend  passed on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in Youngstown, Ohio at the age of 50. Michelle was  born in Chicago, Illinois on August 31, 1964 to John and Marilyn Sloan, she had an older  sister, Cindy Ewers. The family moved to Hawaii where she attended Kalani high school.  Years later she moved to Texas and pursued a career in real estate and property  management. At the age of 27, she welcomed her first daughter, Devon Nicole. Shortly  after, she married Robert Dallas Bland and was blessed with two more beautiful daughters;  Shea Alexandra and Reanna Catherine. She dedicated her life to raising her children while still working hard to achieve several business goals. She enjoyed watching  her children pursue their dreams and always looked forward to spending every moment  she could with her family. Her pride and joy were her children and grandson. She cherished  her days of watching her family grow and flourish. Michelle had a smile that was unforgettable, and could light up any room. There was no such thing as a stranger to her  because she made friends with anyone she would meet. She was the person that would give  someone the shirt off of her back. Even in the darkest of times she was able to see the light in any situation. She is survived by her daughters; Devon N. Bland, Shea A. Bland,  Reanna C. Bland, Grandson; Ryan C. Nowlin, Parents; John C. Sloan, Marilyn K. Sloan,  Sister; Cindy ¬¬M. Ewers, many beloved nieces and nephews, and friends too many to  name.. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to everyone for attending and  continuing to pray for our family throughout this difficult time. Our time with her was cut  short, but she was able to leave behind a lifetime of love and cherished memories, we now  have an angel watching over us. Memorial services to be held at St. Catherine Methodist  Hospital at 901 South Fry Road, Katy, Texas 77450 at 2:00 p.m, officiated by Rabbi Kahn.  Reception to follow at the Bland residence at 1101 Traweek, Houston, Texas 77055 at 4:30  p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial contributions be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, at www.NAMI.org or Depression and Bipolar Support  Alliance, DBSA, at www.dbsalliance.org.

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