Oatis Mikell

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2008

Services for Oatis Mikell, of New Orleans, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Oct. 4, at Quin Temple Church of God in Christ in Monticello withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary inBrookhaven.

Mr. Mikell, 86, died Sept. 28, 2008, in New Orleans. He was bornin Lawrence County on Feb. 18, 1922, to Dewey Mikell and Eula MageeMikell.

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He was retired from the National Building Service MaintananceDivision after 50 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, DorothyCollins; his brothers, Ready Young, James Mikell, Ulless Mikell,Oscar Mikell and Willie Mikell; and a son-in-law, David Harold.

Survivors are his son, Armand Mikell and wife, Althea, ofSummit; his daughters, Margaret Cory and husband, Roy, of Chicago,Margie Jackson and Jane Harold, both of New Orleans, Cynthia Evansand husband, Sam, and Linda Mikell, all of Richmond, Va.; a specialdaughter, Delores Franklin, of New Orleans; a brother, Paul Mikelland wife, Melvin, of Jackson; his sisters, Maggie Stewart, ofJackson, Helen Adams and husband, James, of Flint, Mich., andThelma Sanders and husband, Levell, of Monticello; his 10grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law,Margaret B. Mikell, of Monticello; and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.