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Lewis “Mickey” Michael Tickel, 80, died January 22, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Lewis “Mickey” Tickel was a Roanoke Rapids native having spent much of his working life at the Local Paper Mill as an electrician after attending the Shipyard Apprentice Program and living in Newport News.  

He was liked by everyone he met and won them over with his contagious smile and friendly conversation.  

He served as youth coach for softball, Deacon at his church, and as a wonderful husband, father, grand/great father.   

His passions were family, church, hunting and fishing.  

Another one of Mickey’s passions was camping and he took family members coast to coast as well as many destinations in between.  

The most important thing that he wanted people to know about him was that he was a Christian and his desire was that he wanted everyone to know how much God loved them and him.

Mickey is survived by his wife Marjorie Tickel; his sons, William Tickel and his wife Charnell of Raleigh and Jimmy Tickel and his wife Wendy of Halifax; his daughter, Cathy Van Doren and her husband Steve of Rapid City, SD; his grandchildren, Brian, Paul and Leah Van Doren, Aaron, Rebecca and Seth Tickel; his great-grandson, Samuel Van Doren; his brother, Danny Tickel and his wife Pam of Richmond.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 25, 2019 at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Kobernat officiating.   Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service and other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, those that desire can donate in memory of Mickey to Missions work through Victory Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com.