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Mr. Albert Mickens

08/26/1929 - 08/23/2016

Obituary for Mr. Albert Mickens

Mr. Albert Mickens passed. Celebration of Life for Mr. Albert Mickens, Jr. Friday September 02, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Christ the Lord Church of Atlanta, Georgia 3760 Glenwood Rd. Interment Dawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Albert Mickens, Jr. was born to the late Mr. Albert Mickens and the late Mrs. Janie Starks Mickens on August 26, 1929 in Washington, GA. He was the first born of seven children. On August 23, 2016 at 8pm, God sent his Angels to DeKalb Medical Center to bring another angel home to rest.

Albert grew up in Wilkes County with his parents and siblings. He attended Zoula High School and was a member of Zoula Baptist church. Upon graduation from high school, Albert was employed with the City of Washington, GA. Later, he decided that he wanted to live in the city because the country was not moving fast enough for him so he moved to Atlanta, GA. After moving he was employed at Cagle Product Company. He retired from Cagle after many years.

During retirement, he spent most of his time relaxing, watching wrestling, and spending time with his family. He was well known as “Jr.” by everyone who knew him. Also strangers and those that were older, called him “Uncle Jr.”

Albert was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Janie Mickens; three daughters, Olibella Mickens Wright, Katherine Mickens Davenport and Brenda Mickens Cruz; two sons, L.H Mickens and Charlie Cade; one sister, Daisy Lee Mickens Cox; one brother, L.M. Mickens.

Albert leaves to cherish his memories, a loving and devoted wife of 56 years Mrs. Johnnie Mae Crane Mickens; two daughters, Margaret Mickens and Sarah (Daniel) Mickens; one son, David (Heather) Mickens of Decatur GA; two brothers, Johnny (Elane) Mickens and George Mickens of Decatur, GA; two sisters, Mosell Mickens (Charlie) Gresham of Washington, GA and Betty Mickens of Decatur, GA; two sons-in-law, David Cruz of Decatur, GA and Danny Davenport of Atlanta, GA; one daughter-in-law Craigie Mickens of Decatur, GA; four sisters-in-law Jennie Mae Mickens of Decatur, GA Jackie Mickens of Atlanta, GA; Gloria Gean (George) Wright and Sarah (Ananios) Edwards; of Washington, GA; 22 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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