Michael Carlyle Givens died Sunday, May 3, 2015, after a year of declining health.
Mike was born January 27, 1938, in Wheeling, West Virginia, to Ruth Murphy and Augustus Carlyle Givens. A graduate of The University of North Carolina, he worked in the insurance business with Cameron Brown in Charlotte and later in Raleigh.
A lifelong Episcopalian, Mike served as Junior Warden of the Vestry at St. Peter's, Charlotte, and also as Junior and Senior Warden of The Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bird Givens; son Frederick (Ted)Givens, wife Emily Loi Givens, beloved grandson, Crusius (Cru) Givens currently living in Hong Kong; and son Christopher Givens of Albemarle.
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Service will be held at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Raleigh, at 10:30 a.m., May 6, 2015.
The family will receive friends after the service at the Givens home in Raleigh.