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Doris Ann Mickens

Mickens - Doris Ann, 85, of East Conemaugh, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 6, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on March 7, 1936 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Daughter of the late J.B. and Minnie Neal Hill. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Mickens; stepmother, Dannell Allison Hill; sons, Craig P. Mickens and Clinton T. Mickens and siblings Pearline Grimes, Walter Lee Hill, Clinton “J.B.” Hill, and William “Billy” Hill. She leaves to cherish her memory seven children, Charles Gary Mickens, Youngstown, Ohio; Charlene M. Dukes, Glenn Dale, MD; Cornell Jason Mickens (Denise), Johnstown, PA; Carla D. Bell (John), Charlotte, NC; Cara J. Bennett, Johnstown, PA; Chauncey E. Mickens; and Carolyn J. Gibson (Dwight), Johnstown, PA; eighteen grandchildren, Michael, Ivenia, Maurice, Lucas, Ben, Raven, Nyree, John, Jr., Jalen, Timia, Tammy, Craig, Clinton Jr., LaRae, Kyle, Chauntay, Doritha, and Demetrius, and 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Bobbie Neal, Dorothy Allison, Geralene Hill, and Helen Hairston, all of Charlotte, NC; sisters-in-law, Gersilee Thompson, FL and Dorothy Hill, Rahway, NJ; aunt, Irene Lowery; special niece, Stacey Hill Christmas and great-niece, Jayden; special cousin, Robert Barnett, and godson, Trevor Williams and a host of nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends and neighbors, including Claudia Jones, Betty Jones, Jackie Williams, and Pauline McDaniel. Doris attended Greater Johnstown High School and received her General Equivalency Diploma. She was employed at the Fort Stanwix Hotel and Penn Furniture. Doris was a faithful member of Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church and served on the Women’s Ministry, Missionary Ministry, and the Bible Study Group. She was a member of the Corvette Club, a ladies’ social group. Doris enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Holidays with her family were her favorite times of the year. She also loved watching MSNBC, Judge Judy, and Family Feud. The family of Doris Mickens extends its heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Davita Dialysis Center in Richland for the care and attention provided to our mother. Family and friends will be received from 3p.m.-7p.m. on Friday, December 10, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 11, at Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, 351 Second Street, Conemaugh, PA with the Reverend Maurice T. Williams, Officiating. Internment at Grandview Cemetery. Masks are required. Services will also be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/Mt-Sinai-Institutional-Baptist-Church-422151408238590/. The family is being served by the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First Street, Conemaugh. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Charles and Doris Mickens Fund at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, 216 Franklin Street, Suite 400, Johnstown, PA 15901 or online at cfalleghenies.org/cfa-funds/charles-and-doris-mickens-fund. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Recording of Service


Charlene – our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mother, Doris. It's clear that your Mom lived a big and meaningful life that touched many. Her family is truly a monument to a life well-lived. We wish all of you comfort and peace.

Brian D. Pieninck Dec 16 2021 9:30 AM

Dearest Charlene & the entire Mickens Family,
Losing Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, tugs at our hearts and leaves a tremendous void, no matter how grown we are. But each of you is a living legacy who will carry her love, strength, and indomitable spirit in you all the days of your lives. My prayers are with each of you and may God forever hold you in the palm of His hand… 🙏🏾

Betty Hewlett Dec 13 2021 5:52 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Dorothy Hill. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Doris Ann Mickens.

Dorothy Hill Dec 12 2021 7:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Mickens

Cynthia Richards Roy Dec 11 2021 11:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Mickens

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family. May God be with each of you during this time. Dec 11 2021 7:12 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Donald Dea. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Doris Ann Mickens.

Donald Dea Dec 11 2021 2:19 PM

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family for your loss. God bless.

Robin Scott Dec 11 2021 11:41 AM

Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to Charlene and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Let the love that held you close continue to bring you strength and comfort.
The Newell Family

Gayle Newell Dec 11 2021 11:22 AM

Sending love and prayers to the family. Continued thoughts and prayers to you all. Love you so much Charlene and sending many hugs. Lynne Adams

Lynne Adams Dec 11 2021 11:14 AM

Sending love and condolences to the Mickens family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Timmons and Ross family Dec 11 2021 1:39 AM

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