Myles S. Galbreth, Jr., a former resident of Springfield, IL, died on Saturday, June 5, 2021, after a long battle with a respiratory illness at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, CA, where he resided for the last seven years. He was 62 years old.
Myles was born in Springfield, IL on December 20, 1958, to Myles S.Galbreth and Anettea B. Henry. He is survived by his two daughters, Callie Smith and Morgan Galbreth, his two grandsons O’Shun Whitfield and O’Jayden Williams , and five sisters as well as several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Being a devote Christian Myles attended Grace United Methodist Church when he lived in Springfield. After moving to El Cajon he attended Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church. A strong believer in giving back to his community whenever he could, Myles' final contribution was to donate his tissues to help others. In recognition of the way he lived his life, feel free to give any donations in his honor to a charity of your choice.
In accordance to his wishes, he was cremated and in lieu of a formal service his remains were quietly laid to rest in San Diego.
His niece, Lena Robinson of St. Louis Missouri has included the
following poem she wrote as a tribute to his life.
Dearest uncle I realize you may have never known how much you mean to
My mother's only male sibling.
My grandfathers wish come true.
The balance to my family I found in you.
Your poise and leadership that's in your blood, the genuine way u show
Your sense of style and masculinity has always been bold loud and free.
Thank you uncle jr for always giving me love u could not have been sent
from anywhere else but above.
When I think of you I always smile because you have always been there
from then until now.
When I think of you I see strength courage and independence,
I see wisdom and persistence to win.
My love for you will never run dry and just like to God u can never ask
I love you uncle jr and I always will and when this world is over.....I
will love you still.
Your favorite niece, Lena
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