V. J. "Mike" Mikell
November 14, 1926 – August 26, 2013
V.J. “Mike” Mikell, age 86, passed away on Monday August 26, 2013. Mr. Mikell was a native of Weirsdale, FL and was a resident of Metairie, LA for over 40 years. Beloved husband of the late Vivian Joyce Mikell. Father of Patrick Mikell (wife, Karen), Paula Mikell Brown (husband, Scott) and Lori Mikell. Grandfather of Stephanie Henning (husband, Aaron) and Alexandra Mikell. Great grandfather of Elijah Henning and Scarlet Henning. Son of the late E.B. Mikell and Lillie Mae Mikell. Brother of the late Marty Cochran and Lester Mikell. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Mike was a World War II Navy veteran who retired as an area sales manager for Cummins Diesel. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, V.F.W. and Kenner Presbyterian Church. Mike loved to socialize and would go twice a week to dance to big band music. In his past time he enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Saturday August 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM with a Masonic service at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.
- Visitation Saturday, August 31, 2013
- Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2013
- Masonic Service Saturday, August 31, 2013
V. J. "Mike" Mikell
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September 4, 2013
When I moved into the neighborhood in 1992, VJ was one of the first neighbors I met. I'll always remember his sunny smile and warm welcome. Through the years he was always ready to share his vast mechanical expertise to help with a car or house problem. It was always a pleasure to share conversation and occasional beer with him. He was a great neighbor and friend and he will be sorely missed.
September 1, 2013
Our sincere sympathies to your family. Love and prayers for each of you. Montine Bloodworth, Wayne Bloodworth, Linda Gilmour, William, Kay and Willie Squires (Annie Belle Nelson)
August 31, 2013
Thinking of you all and hoping that sweet memories will soon soften your grief. Regina Potts (Madelle Sutton Potts/Georgia Roberts Sutton)
August 30, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.We are glad that Rusty will soon be with Joyce again.
The Mamie Roberts Saunders Family
Marguerite Pitts, Chuck Saunders, Mary Saunders (wife of Howard Saunders)