"Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott. Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was ‘Donald Trump has been impeached.’ Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded."
The obituary painted Elliott as a happy-go-lucky man, stating that when his health declined he was unable to play golf anymore, yet Mike “accepted it with grace and humor and threw things at the TV instead.” Although the obituary said Elliot was born in 1941, it mentions that he “honestly didn’t know” what year he was born.
The online guestbook has been flooded by supporters who wished they had known him. Steve Wilson from Florida wrote, “It would have been amazing to have been your friend. The ending to your story is a classic message of Hope. You are Hope. We love you.”