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.
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