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John Mickens
Oct 13, 1926 to Oct 26, 2010




John Mickens,  84,   departed this earthly life on  Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter.   Born in Lee County  on October 13, 1926,  he was a son of the late Gainey Mickens and Etta Harriot  Mickens. 

He attended the public schools of Lee County and served in the United States Army. He later became a hard-working farmer for over 50 years.  He was a lifetime member of Antioch United Methodist Church and always supported his church with financial, physical and spiritual deeds.

John, Father too many, will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate to have known him.  He was tenderly known by his family and friends for his love, thoughtfulness and willingness to lend a helping hand.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Mary Reams Mickens;  five daughters, Barbara Ann Mickens of Seattle, WA,  Ida M. Frierson,  Stella (Ervin) Boone,  Ernestine L. Mickens, all of Sumter, and Marjorie (Ronald) Lee of Pineville, N. C.;  four sons, Alexander (Gail) Mickens,  Leo S. Mickens,  Robert (Evelyn) Jenkins,  all of Sumter, and James (Gloria) Jett of Columbia;  five brothers,  James Mickens, Sr. of Bishopville,  Charles Mickens and Elder Solomon (Sylvia) Mickens of Detroit, MI,  Thaddious  (Lydia) Mickens of Knoxville, TN, George Mickens of Hopkins;  one sister-in-law,  Esther Mae Mickens of Bishopville;   a  host of  grandchildren,  great grandchildren,   nieces, nephews,  other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter Mickens and Gainey Roosevelt, and three sisters, Mamie McMillian,  Essie Mickens and Etta Geneva Mickens.

Funeral  services  will be  held 1:00 P. M.,  Monday,  November  1, 2010  from  the  Antioch  United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, Sumter  with the Rev. Barbara L. Reid, pastor,   eulogist, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Carter and Elder Solomon Mickens.

The family will receive friends at the home  200 Arlington Road, Sumter.

The Remains will be placed in the church for viewing at 12:00 noon.

The funeral procession will leave from the home at  12:20 p. m.

Floral bearers  will be nieces.

Pall bearers will be nephews.

Interment will be in the Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery,  Sumter.

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