Michael Newland Tidwell

michael tidwell

July 28, 1992 ~ July 5, 2023

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Auburn, Georgia

Michael was a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was genuine and kind. He loved deep conversations and looking at things from different perspectives. As a teenager, Michael was active in his church community. He played the guitar, put on skits for the youth group, and went on mission trips. Michael graduated with honors from Archer High School in 2012. He enjoyed playing cello in the orchestra, participating in ComedySportz, and excelling in AP and college-level calculus classes.

He continued the math track and earned a B.S. in Pure Mathematics from Georgia Gwinnett College in 2017. He was enthusiastic about working as a Compliance Analyst for Madison Consulting, as his work offered the opportunity to develop solutions through mathematical thinking. Other passions of Michael’s include comedy, interesting and unusual facts, video games, and his Rubik’s Cube collection.

Michael is survived by his parents, John and Sandy Tidwell; brothers, Jon (Kate), Sam (Claire), Garrett (fiancée Maggie); nieces, Charleigh, Ella, Cara, and Ruby; and nephews, Evan, Jake, and Charles, as well as many dear friends.

The Celebration of Life is to be held at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA, 30046, on Sunday, July 16th at 3PM, with family receiving visitors one hour prior.


Visitation: July 16, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Room: Chapel

Celebration of Life: July 16, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Room: Chapel

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  1. Oh Michael!!!

    How you made me laugh and you lit up the room with humility and sometimes silly demeanor. You are an amazing soul and by Gods grace I hope to giggle and talk nerdy math things with you again soon


  2. I had the simple privilege of sitting behind Michael for half an hour long study time every day of my sophomore year in high school. We became buddies. He patiently taught me how to solve a Rubik’s cube. He asked me questions about my recently acquired faith. He made me think. Truly, he challenged me and pushed me to read by Bible more. He was almost always the brightest part of my day. And it was entirely formational. I owe a lot to the work of God through him in my life that year. I wish we had stayed in touch. I’m heartbroken at the loss of an old friend. I hope to see him again on that endless day.

  3. CandleImageMichael was a very special young man. He was the one who everyone counted on for information. He has been described as the braineact of the family, but all of the brothers are exceptional in their talents and contributions to the world. There are just no words that can express the sadness and loss for the family . He was taken from those who loved him way too soon. May he forever dance with the angels!!
    Kerry & Catherine Foley

  4. Michael will be greatly missed by all his colleagues at Madison Consulting Group. We were blessed to have him as part of our family at work and socially. Rest in peace Michael

  5. Sam, Garrett and the rest of the Tidwell family. So very sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. May God bless and keep you during these difficult days ahead. Prayers from our family to yours.

    Randy and Amy Work

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