You were the best man I knew. You were the smartest and strongest too. You were so strong I didn’t think you could ever die, but that was just me avoiding the thought of this day coming. I cried over 100 times throughout the pass several years thinking about this day and I thought I shedded enough tears by now that I could be strong and take the pain but I can’t. You took care of your family and were a provider amongst many other things I respect and love you for. Most of all you supported me and loved me, AND my mom. No matter what I did, you were right there. I just wanted to make you proud. The older I get the more I find out I’m just like you. I just want to amount to the man you were, but I know that’s going to be hard. However, I’ll do exactly what you told me to do and carry the mantle. I love you and I’m going to miss you so much. Your son Thaddeus. .... The visitation and service for my dad will be held at O.H. Pye, III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Rd., Detroit, MI 48227. Visitation on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 4pm-8pm. Service on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10am.