Carlton Michael Dix

Carlton Michael Dix was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 25, 1953. His parents, Carl Sr. and Bertha Dix, were long time Baltimore residents who raised 4 children of which Michael was the youngest. Michael passed away on January 31, 2016. Michael attended Forest Park Senior High School where he excelled in lacrosse. He didn’tcomplete high school at Forest Park, but he received his GED from Calverton. As a young man, Michael had an enthusiasm for cars. Mike could almost always breathe life into a car that seemed to be dead and make it possible to drive it again. For most of his life, Mike was a hard worker, somebody who had a regular job and multiple side hustles. He worked at Sparrow’s {oint Steel Mill for mor than 20 yearsand during layoffs he junked houses, delivered newspapers, repaired cars,and DJayed.

John Wesley, a co-founder of the Methodist Church, once said: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you in all the places you can.” This quote describes Michaels life of helping people. If he had it, he’d share it with you. Michael also donated to a number of charities, helping disabled veterans, and Native American Children. Michael’s parents preceded him in passing. He is survived by two sisters, Joyce Mitchell and Joanne Bailey, and a brother, Carl Dix Jr.; a son, Michael Polite, and a daughter, Carla Dix; three grandchildren: Marcel Michael Polite, Myah Marie Polite, and Mason Marquise Polite.