Isaac Mickens, Sr., 81, widower of Lillie Mae Mickens, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Tuomey Health Care System, Sumter.
Born February 15, 1928, in Lee County, he was the son of the late Elijah and Ida Mae Richardson Mickens.
He was educated in the public schools of Lee County. He accepted Christ and joined Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, where he served until his illness.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory: six daughters, Martha (Herbert) Harriett (Arthur McDaniel, Sr.), Shirley Mae (Henry) Bethea, Mamie Lee (James) Rogers, Emma (Larry) Peoples (Robert Taylor), Laura (Vincent) Dunham, Juanita Mickens; six sons, Isaac (Martha) Mickens, Jr., Bobby (Geneva) Mickens, Robert (Annette) Mickens, James Mickens, Reginald Mickens, Sammie Lee (Terry Wheeler), all of Sumter; one sister, Lee Jenning of Sumter; five sisters-in-law; fifty grandchildren; one hundred eighteen great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; one aunt; one uncle; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his devoted and loving wife, Lillie Mae Mickens; one son, John Anthony Mickens; two sisters, his twin Rebecca Isaac and Louise Brunson; two brothers, James and Elijah Mickens, Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Lucious Brunson and Robert Isaac; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Thursday, December 31, 2009 from the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall Street, Sumter with the Rev. Larry C. Weston, pastor, eulogist, assisted by Bishop Hattie Mae Mickens.
The family will received friends at the home of his daughter, Juanita Mickens, 921 Gene Drive, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of his daughter at 11:30 a. m.
Floral Bearers will be granddaughters and friends of the family.
Pall Bearers will be grandsons and friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery, Sumter.