Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 2001


Worshipful Michael Ryan Sheehan

  • Initiated: 1/30/1996, Passed: 2/27/1996, Raised: 3/26/1996
  • Member, Norfolk Scottish Rite: 1998
  • Member, Khedive Shrine: 1999
  • Affiliated, Berkley Lodge No. 167: 1999
  • Member, Knights Templar, Norfolk Commandery No. 16: 2000
  • High Priest, Ionic Royal Arch: 2001
  • Recipient, James Noah Hillman Award: 2001
  • Grand Lodge of Virginia Silver Card: 2002
  • Lodge Instruct of Work, Berkley Lodge No. 167: 2003-2005
  • Worshipful Master, Berkley Lodge No. 167: 2004
  • District Deputy Grand High Priest, 2nd Capitular District: 2004
  • Sovereign Master, Allied Masonic Degrees, Greenbrier Council No. 169: 2005
  • Member, Knights Masons, Emerald Isle Council No. 30: 2005
  • Member, Hampton Roads York Rite College No. 95: 2005
  • Life Member in Perpetuity, Berkley Lodge No. 167: 2006
  • Demit from Kempsville Lodge: 2020
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 7/13/2020

Installation of Officers - December 16, 2000

left to right
  1. George Wallace - Treasurer
  2. Ray Squires - Senior Deacon
  3. Ray Connard - Senior Warden
  4. Bill Pierce - Secretary
  5. Mike Sheehan - Worshipful Master
  6. Bill Nelligar - Junior Warden
Photos courtesy of Worshipful Mike Sheehan
left to right: Tom McGowan - Installing Officer, Mike Sheehan - Worshipful Master

The Bull Roast - June 2, 2001

Worshipful Bob Stanek and Brother Richard Chrisman keeping watchful eye on the grill.
Tender roast of beef being cooked slow...
Brother Bob Metz
Worshipful Don Meyer preparing the fixin's
Brother Richard Naujoks and Brother George Columbus Miller working the door.
The kitchen crew preparing the take-outs.
left to right:
  1. Worshipful Don Robinson
  2. Brother Jeff Rasmussen
  3. Worshipful Prentice Tuck
  4. Worshipful Ray Hall
Worshipful Ray Connard working the serving line.
Photos courtesy of Worshipful Mike Sheehan
Worshipful Bill Nolan slicing the meat with the grain!.

Family Picnic - September, 2001

left to right:
  1. Mike Sheehan
  2. Emmett "Buddy" Pate
  3. Ernie Graham
  4. Paul Lafond
  5. Ray Connard
Photos courtesy of Worshipful Mike Sheehan
Worshipful Morris White and Worshipful Bobby Spruill

Fellowship on a Saturday Morning

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Mike Sheehan
Worshipful Bill Nolan and Right Worshipful Tom McGowan relaxing on Saturday morning at the Lodge.

25 Year Veteran Emblem Presentations - December 11, 2001

Photos courtesy of Worshipful Mike Sheehan
Worshipful Ray Hall and Worshipful Ralph Ward receive their 25 Year Veteran Emblems.

Mason of the Year Award Presented Posthumously to Beryl Ray Squires - December 11, 2001

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Mike Sheehan
Worshipful Mike Sheehan presenting the The William Hollowell Pierce Mason of the Year Award to Mrs. Jessica Squires on behalf of Brother Beryl Ray Squires who entered the Celestial Lodge on May 29, 2001.


Michael Ryan Sheehan of Oxbow Drive passed away July 13, 2020. He was born to the late John L. and Violet Stine Sheehan. Michael was a graduate of Old Dominion University received his Juris Doctorate from T.C. Williams Law School at the University of Richmond. He was a former attorney with Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and most recently the Bieber Law Firm. Michael was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Virginia Beach and attended Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Chesapeake. He was Past Master of the Kempsville Masonic Lodge #196 A.F and A.M. as well as Past Master of the Berkley Masonic Lodge #167 A.F and A.M., Michael was a member of the York Rite, Khedive Temple of the Shrine AAONMS, Chesapeake Shrine Club and Past High Priest of the Ionic Royal Arch Chapter. He was also an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.

He is survived by his half-sister, Kathy Harper and her husband, Johnny; special friend, Charlayne C. Deickman; a host of other friends and his beloved cat, Harley.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Paul Louis Bush - 05/09/2001
  • Beryl Ray Squires - 05/29/2001
  • William Hubert Foutz - 10/04/2001
  • Jackson Lee Futrell - 10/25/2001
  • Paul Edward Sawyer - 11/10/2001

Roster Cover

Courtesy of Worshipful Joe Thornton