Lillie Mickens left her earthly home on Monday, July 7, 2008, and is resting safely and peacefully in the arms of her Heavenly Father.
Mrs. Mickens was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Mickens Sr.; parents, Alice Sholars (West), Mack Jackson Sr. (Theresa); daughter, Mary Alice Garner, grandsons, Leonard "Len" Garner; Rahshaan L. Garner; stepsons, Steve, Norman, Edmond Jr. and Charles Mickens.
Lillie worked as a barber, case manager, home school aide, certified nurse's assistant during her life, was a devoted homemaker, a member of the Heroines of Jericho, a long-time member of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church and, until her health failed, she was actively involved in her beloved church. On March 14, 1998, she considered it a great honor when she was inducted into the Hall of Prayers.
Left with cherished and precious memories are her daughters, Linda F. Ferguson (Fred), and Lillie M. Handy (Paul) both of Galveston; son, Lin R. Garner (Beverly) of West Texas City, Texas; stepchildren, Deborah Lynex of Los Angeles, California; Ruth Ann Body of Lancaster, California; Don Mickens (Margaret) of Hitchcock, Texas; sisters, N. Maxine Lexsee of Galveston; Ollie B. Moss (Orlando) of Itta Bena, Mississippi; Casi Dauzart (Emerrick) of Vallejo, California; brother, Mack Jackson, Jr. (Vivian) of Galveston; grandchildren, Anthony Garner, Rhonda Bolden (Devon) of Galveston; John Franklin Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; Herman Simmons Jr. of Junction City, Kansas; Mashonda Garner of Manvel, Texas; Rahshunn L. Garner of West Texas City, Texas; Michael Sholars of LaMarque, Texas; 26 great-grandchildren; 4 nieces; 3 nephews and a host of other relatives and loved ones.
Visitation will be held from 2-5:00 p.m. at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 909-40th Street, on Friday, July 11, 2008, followed by a wake, also at the church, from 5-6:30 p.m.
The Homegoing Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend W.E. Stevens will officiate.
Interment will follow at Grace Memorial Cemetery in Santa Fe, Texas.
Cards, flowers, memorials and all other expressions of sympathy may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas, 409/621-1677.