Michael Daniel Santana Carrion, 12, of Davenport, FL went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2020. He was born on January 30, 2008 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico to Miguel Santana and Idiana Carrion. Michael moved to Florida in 2014 with his mom and brother from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he attended Horizons Elementary School in Davenport from 1st to 5th grade and lastly he attended 6th grade at Lake Alfred Polytech Academy. Michael was a faithful believer and a warrior of God. He was a member of Kingdom Life International Christian Center in Kissimmee, FL.Michael was a bright, young boy full of life who enjoyed playing video games, drawing, painting, swimming, traveling, going to theme parks and waterparks, as a younger boy going to just a park with his aunts, uncles and grandparents and above all attending church and sing praise and worship songs. He also enjoyed watching youtubers, using his tablet to do research, and he loved sleeping over at his grandma Ana’s house. Michael was a big Harry Potter fan, and loved collecting Harry Potter memorabilia, all sorts of miniature figurines like pokemon and others and had a huge collection of plushies. Michael loved his family dearly, in fact he was very protective of his mother and his siblings. Michael was known for always taking lead prayer at the dinner table and praying for others, his dream was to become a pastor or a missionary to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Michael loved his pastor, his Sunday School Teachers and his doctor, aka foster mom, Dorothea Douglas and all the medical team that cared for him at Celebration Pediatrics, Nemours and Orlando Health. He was grateful to all the people, especially Vitas Hospice, who came out to help, day and night with his care. His family remembers him as a loving kid, even though at times he had a temper; he was respectful, talkative, sweet, imaginative, and very compassionate young boy.
He is survived by his father, Miguel Santana; mother, Idiana McGill; stepfather, Melvin G. McGill III; brothers, Philip Santana Carrion, Melvin Kai Joshua McGill, Melvin P. McGill and Willmane Toussaint; sisters, Tyarra McGill and Latoya Brown; paternal grandparents, Ivette Velazquez and Ruben Santana; maternal grandparents, Ana Quiñones and Felipe Carrion; maternal great grandmother, Delia Cosme; several cousins, aunts and uncles and friends that in this journey became family; and his school teachers and classmates.
A Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. followed by funeral service at 2:00 p.m. all at Oak Ridge Funeral Care Haines City with Pastor Kenneth Estrada officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Davenport, FL.