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Mary O Mickens
May 18, 1936 to Jul 16, 2017


Mary Osborne Mickens, the wife of James Edward Mickens, was born May 18, 1936. She was the daughter of the late George Osborne, Sr. and Birdie Watts Osborne. She departed this life on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her residence. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and was employed at Manchester Farms, Dalzell. She was also employed by the E I DuPont De Nemours Company, Camden. For over 15 years, she cheerfully volunteered in the Rafting Creek / Rembert Community at the Greater Township Community Center. At an early age she accepted Christ, was baptized and became a lifelong member of Rafting Creek Baptist Church, where she served diligently as a member of the Gospel Choir, Gospel-ettes, Missionary Society, Fellowship and Outreach Ministry and Vacation Bible School Adult Class. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband of nearly 64 years; eight children, Roger (Jennett) Mickens, Marilyn (Wesley) Gardner, Kathy (W. Curtis) Sanders, Stacy Mickens, of Rembert, Mizelle (Karen) Mickens of Sumter, Ricky (Sandy) Mickens, Quincy (Faye) Mickens and Jamie Mickens of Atlanta, GA; two children reared as her own, a grandson, Robert V. (Victoria) Mickens of Columbia and Robert (Jackie) Williams of Cassatt; two sisters, Lena B. Williams of Washington, DC and Bertha Daniels of Sumter; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; twenty one grandchildren; thirty six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Homegoing celebration will be held Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1pm from the Rafting Creek Baptist Church, 3860 Highway 261 North, Rembert, with the Rev. Melvin Mack, Pastor, Eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 5220 McDaniel Road, Rembert. The procession will leave the home at 12:20 pm. Interment will be in the Rafting Creek Baptist Churchyard Cemetery.
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