Deacon Ollie Lee Mikell, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, November 30, 2017. Ollie was seventy-nine years old.
Son of the late Ollie L. Mikell, Sr. and Cora (Mills) Mikell. Ollie, was born in Claxton, GA on March 21, 1938. At the age of 16, he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts and stayed with the late Sherman Brown. He married at an early age. Five children were born during the marriage (Willie L. Scott-Mikell); two of the children preceded him in death.
His parents were very involved with the church; they ensured Ollie’s name was listed on the United House of Prayer roster at an early age. He worshipped and/or served under all four Prophets. Ollie was very faithful about helping with painting and other work in the United House of Prayer in Boston MA., which he continued to do when he relocated to the United House of Prayer in Claxton GA. He was made a Deacon under Elder J. Thomas and remained a Deacon until his demise.
Ollie worked various jobs including a supervisory position at A&P Super Markets. He was a quick learner. He could discuss any subject on various levels. Ollie took Chemistry classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In later years, he attended New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) where he learned the automotive trade. Ollie ran his own auto body shop until he retired.
He enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening, listening to various genres of music, reading, and working on cars. In addition, Ollie enjoyed discussing biblical stories, which related to historical events, or just talking to people in general.
Deacon Mikell was preceded in death by his sons Gerald Mikell and Stanley Mikell, as well as his brother Paul Mikel, and his sisters Ida B. Brown and Eula F. Mikel. He leaves to cherish his memory Gregory C. Mikell (Atlanta, GA), Belinda G. Mikell and Pamela Mikell-Bias (David) (Norwood, MA), Kimberly Green-Martinez (Milton, MA), Mechelle Smith and Tristan Sealy (Boston, MA), Michael Sealy (Islip, NY). He enjoyed a loving relationship with David Sealy, Jackie Smith, and Robin Smith (Boston, MA). In addition, he leaves to cherish his memory nine granddaughters: Sajata Mikell (Lynn, MA), Mercedes Bias (Jacksonville, FL), Chiara Martinez (Milton, MA), Lauren Mikell and Alecia Mikell (Atlanta, GA), Micheray Smith, Chanel Smith, Ashley Smith, and Adaija Smith (Boston, MA); seven grandsons: Fabian A. Mikell (Atlanta, GA), Devon Martinez (Milton, MA), Tristan Sealy (Islip, NY), Michael Smith, Darius Smith, Dante Smith, and Daejon Smith (Boston, MA); two sisters: Janice Hatcher and Brenda Mikell (Boston, MA); five brothers: Henry Mikell and Lanice Mikell (Boston, MA), Charles Mikell and Willie Mack Mikell (Lena) (Claxton, GA), and Dennis Mikell (Beverly) (Killeen, TX); along with a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends whom already miss him dearly.