Celeste Latoya Mickens, 40, affectionately known as “Let” was born on April 14, 1981 in Lee County to David Lee Boyd and Etta Mickens. She departed this earthly life on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Let attended the public schools of Lee County and was a 1999 graduate of Bishopville High School. She was known throughout the community as talkative and a good-hearted person. Let was a member of the Usher Board and various choirs at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing: her parents, Etta (John) Mickens and David Lee Boyd; four children, Alexis Mickens, Nyasia Mickens, Douglas Joe, Jr. and Bryan Joe, all of Dalzell; two grandchildren, Harmonie Bradley, Aliyah Hudson; two brothers, Kevin Mickens of North Carolina, LeCedrick (Toramy) Mickens of Camden; a special aunt, Georgia Martin, who helped raised her; thirteen other aunts, Flossie (Ernest) Johnson, Danielle Boyd, Samatha (Billy) Bracey, Pamela Boyd, Essie (Tom) Baker, Diane Johnson, Angela Century, Victoria (Vern) Wilson, Rebecca (Robert) Mack, Rachel Davis, Edna Scott, Carrie Gibson and Lucille Baker; eight uncles, James Mickens, David (Jaqualin), Lonell Mickens, Ray Pearson, James Pearson, Sammie Pearson, Sammie Davis and Henry Pearson; three nieces; two nephews; one great aunt; a special friend, Fredrick Burris, and a host of other relatives and friends. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 2148 Springhill Road, Dalzell. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Friday, April 30, 2021 in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church Yard, 184 Lake Ashwood Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Ernest Frierson, Pastor, officiating. The procession will leave the home at 10:20 a, m. Burial will be in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
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