YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., for Valentino Tyrone Mickens, 65, who departed this life on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Valentino was born on September 5, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of Valentino T. Jackson and Verline M. Cobbins. He was later adopted by Carl Mickens.
He was a general manager at various hotels. He worked at Southern Bell, the Yellow Pages and later became a cook.
He was a member of Triedstone Baptist Church and received his master’s degree in business administration.
He leaves to cherish his memory his nieces, Sheila Mickens (David) Carter of Hiram, Georgia, Anastasia (Thomas) Jones of Farrell, Pennsylvania and Seonetta (Calvin) Ward and Diazhnae Walker, both of Detroit; nephew, Michael Strange of Youngstown and his best friend, Clifford Dobbs of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandmother, Annabelle West; sister, Brenda Barker and nephews, Sean and Jerome Baker.
Friends may call from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home.
Please visit www.fdmasonmemorialfh.com to send online condolences to the Mickens family.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, July 26 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.