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Michael L. Ricketts

Battle Creek,

Michael Leroy Ricketts, 75, of Battle Creek, died Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Cumming, Georgia.

Michael, the son of the late Leroy and Virginia Ricketts was born February 2, 1941, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He attended the public schools and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School. He served in the United States Air Force from January 21, 1959 to May 31, 1984 having attained the rank of  Master Sergeant, and received an Honorable Discharge.

Prior to moving to Battle Creek, he lived in Nebraska.  He began his employment at the Federal Center, where he retired in June of 2005, at a Communications Analysts.

He attended First Salem Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a member of American Legion Post 298 and the PNA.  He enjoyed spending time with Baxter, fishing, cooking camping and traveling.

Survivors include, life companion, Gloria J. Jones, Battle Creek, daughters, Shonara Jones, Indianapols, Charisse Lynn McReynolds, Atlanta, Lunye (Darnell) Geter, Cumming, Georgia, Mauri M. Goens, Atlanta, sisters, Mary E. Ross, Anita (Robert) Walls, Jacquelyn (Alonzo) Brooks, Darlene Ricketts, all of Indianapolis, Indiana, Doctor Linda K. Ricketts, Alemeda, California, half-brother, Michael (Belinda) Lindsey, half-sister, Rita Lindsey, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, and five grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers, Victor Ricketts, James Ricketts, sisters, Lerona Mitchell Watson, Sharon Townsell.

Visitation, T M Hughes-Perry Mortuary, after 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, where the family will receive friends at 5:00 p.m.

Services, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, First Salem Missionary Baptist Church, with Reverend Craig Tatum, Officiating.

Interment, Fort Custer National Cemetery.

Arrangements, T M Hughes-Perry Mortuary, LLC
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 9, 2016
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