Biko, Michael

Michael L. Biko

September 24, 1948 - April 18, 2018

Michael Lawrence Biko of Allen, Texas passed away on April 18, 2018 at the age of 69.  He was born on September 24, 1948 to Walter and Marion (Nichols) Biko in Frankfurt, Germany.  Mike married Teresa Henson on October 20, 2009 in Lancaster, Texas.  He was a great man of faith, wonderful husband, loving father, brother, uncle and friend. He was a world class athlete, 1st Round Draft pick 1966, signed with the Phillies, two time Iron Man in Kona, long-distance cyclist, but his greatest accomplishment was being a Dad. Mike was also a great leader, mentoring and developing future leaders across the nation, impacting lives, one at a time. If you spent any time with Mike Biko, you felt enlightened and very privileged. Mike was a man of integrity and his faith in God was at the center of everything and his family and friends meant the world to him. Mike was fascinating and had a great sense of humor…he was a very, very, very funny guy, if you didn’t think so, you just needed to ask him. His smile was infectious and he had the spirit of a lion. He made the best cheesecake in the world, guacamole salad that was extra special and always sang Happy Birthday opera style!

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Teresa Biko of Allen, Texas; sons, Alexander Biko and wife, Jenny of Dallas, Texas, Zachary Biko of Dallas, Texas, Max Biko of Dallas, Texas and Seth Cazares and wife, Kasie of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Lauren Freeman and husband, Jonathan of Georgia; grandchildren, Ty, Edison, Ryder and Cameron; sisters, Karla Click and Claudia Oliver; brother-in-law, Charles Henson and wife, Terri of Hillsboro, Texas; in-laws, Andrew and Patricia Henson; nieces and nephews, Dennis, Shelly and Nick Hastings, Mike, Bobbie, Berkley, Carter, and Tyler Moates, Michael, Gracie, Celeste, Dallas and Christina Puckett, Emily, Tyson, Lillian and Camren Henson, David Harrison, David, Donna, Kiersten, Kevin and Ryan Bornhofen and Laura and Andrew Garcia; and his fur-babies Molly, Baxter and Martin...he loved them so much!!

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother-in-law, John Oliver.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The family will receive friends during a Remembrance Gathering on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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I had the privilege to work with Mike for a few years at VeriFone and he was a great inspiration to me both professionally and personally. I was always inspired by his dedication, smile, and accomplishments and enjoyed our personal conversations about swimming, biking, and running. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thomas Veasey, May 20, 2018 Teresa, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mag Wells-Vallejo, May 5, 2018 Teresa, we are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.  May God rest his soul.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kim &. David Schultz, April 28, 2018 I hired Mike to manage the Healthcare business at Verifone a number of years ago. What I was really impressed with in addition to his sales experience was his spiritual center. He was a good man with a huge heart and compassion for others. I lost touch with Mike after I left Verifone and have regrets that I did not keep in contact. It is not often in life that you meet such a person who is a really GOOD man. Bob cook, April 26, 2018 I miss Mike, but I am reminded of a passage the exemplifies him so well - 2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. My wife has a saying that I find comforting when I think of Mike. People come into our life for one of three ways; for a reason, for a season, or for a lifetime. Mike, was one of those special souls that covered all three. How blessed I am to know him. RIP Mike. Greg, April 25, 2018 Deepest sympathies for your loss. Peace be with you all. Kirsten Kirsten Fry-Sanchez, April 24, 2018 Words cannot express how much you brought to this world. I am eternally grateful to you Biko for making my friend so happy being with you. She spent the last season of your life and I think she would do all over again. Rest in peace my friend. There will be a day, we will meet again! Laura Steiner, April 23, 2018 Deeply sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Steve DeSatnick , April 23, 2018 My deepest sympathy for the loss of Mike. I went to high school with him and he was always so pleasant and a gentleman. May he Rest in Peace. Prayers for the family. CAROL O'RAND, April 21, 2018 RIP. I enjoyed visiting and talking to you at our 50th reunion. Prayers for your family and friends. Carol Hansard, April 21, 2018 My heart goes out to all the family. Mike fought hard to stay in the game, as he did so many times in sports. The Lord has other plans for Mike, for sure. Mike Biko ...you won the game!
Gerry Day, April 20, 2018 You always had a way to make things interesting, whether it be a conversation or situation. I feel blessed to have shared time with you while on this earth. Rest In Peace Mike Biko.
Dennis Hastings, April 20, 2018 Sending our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family from The Lofts at Watters Creek! I will miss his smile and awesome/heartfelt conversations! Lisa Marie Smith, April 20, 2018 Until we meet again my eternal friend!! I'll miss you until then. Jimmie Jones, April 20, 2018 Rest in Peace, Mike, I know you're "toeing the rubber" upstairs!!!
TK Lawless, April 20, 2018 RIP my friend Mike Kirby, April 20, 2018 Great memories of Mike. Gone too soon, but will never be forgotten. Kathy HouseHenry, April 20, 2018 Sending our deepest sympathies to you and the entire family at this time. Jeff Becher Family, April 20, 2018 Alex, My heart grieves with you and your family. My prayers are for comfort and acceptance, understanding and peace in the hard days ahead. The hole Mike leaves behind will never fill. But the years to come will be colored by the love and life lessons he leaves with you. And this I know for certain, he made THE BEST cheesecake. Ever! Much love to you and yours, Sheree Sheree Morrow, April 20, 2018 Good man, enjoyed competing against him, RIP.
scott miles, April 20, 2018 Our hearts are with you. No No was remembered at our Samuell lunch yesterday. Good stories abound. Terry Spearman, April 20, 2018