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Michelle Sweetman-Berhe passed away peacefully March 12, 2023 in her home, surrounding by her loved ones. Michelle, known to everyone as Shelly, was born July 7, 1974. Predeceased by her mother, Mary Jane and her father. Shelly is survived by her children, Monica and Joshua; her grand baby Mya; sisters and brothers, and other close family and select friends. Shelly graduated from East High School, despite overcoming the hardships in her early life. Shelly was known as a hard worker and great mother, there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for “her crew”. Shelly worked many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Monroe Community Hospital, and was known to all that worked there as a great worker and wonderful person. Even with battling breast cancer in her last years, she continued to work and care for her family until her time. Shelly was known to everyone as generous and loving, but she had no problem telling others what she felt even if they didn’t want to hear it. Shelly loved to cook and have parties in her home with her closest friends and family, she was known to make the best recipes and would never reveal her secret of how she made them. She devoted her life to being not only a good mother, but the best grandmother to her grand baby. She spoiled and loved her granddaughter more than anything, always buying her things she needed and majority of the things she wanted. Shelly was the best mom, grandma, and friend; you would never know by the love she showed to everyone what she was facing. Her loss is a devastating blow to the ones that loved her and she will be missed forever. Her family tries to take comfort in she is no longer in pain, now able to fly with her pretty wings and watch over the ones she loved. Her last wishes were to be cremated and to be around her granddaughter Mya to watch her and hear her laugh forever. The family will have a private Celebration of Life to remember her and celebrate the huge impact she had on so many lives.