Alphonso West Mortuary
4409 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208
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Alvin D. Mickins

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Alvin D. Mickins Obituary
MICKINS Alvin D. Mickins, Ph. D, age 80, a Jacksonville native and longtime resident of New York City, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in his home following an extended illness. Survivors include his sisters, Marilyn Mickins Surcey, Mattye Mickins Henderson of Los Angeles, CA and Laura Mickins Lee; his brother, Grant Mickins, III of San Francisco, CA; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. The youngest son of Grant and Fannie Mae Mickins, both deceased, Dr. Mickins was educated in the Duval County school system and graduated from Old Stanton High School - Class of 1950. After graduation, he enlisted with the United States Air Force where he served during the Korean conflict as a Russian interpreter. Following his military service, he attended North Carolina A&T University where he received a Bachelor's degree. He continued his education at Columbia University where he received a Master's degree and subsequently a Doctor of Philosophy degree was conferred at New York University. He had a distinguished career in the areas of Mathematics and Economics as a College Professor and Business Consultant. He retired from the State University of New York but continued to teach part time. Apart from his esteemed professional endeavors, he was a gifted pianist, talented baritone vocalist and excellent orator. He was much loved and will be forever missed. AN INURNMENT SERVICE celebrating the life of Dr. Mickins will be held 11AM WEDNESDAY, September 3, 2014 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, with Rev. Dr. J.W. Rigsby, Pastor of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church (USA), officiating. Memorialization is by cremation. Friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC., 4409 Soutel Dr., 904/766-9671. Please Sign the Guestbook @
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 1, 2014
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