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Lawrence “Shack” Mikell

Mr. Lawrence “Shack” Mikell, age 51, died Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Services for Mr. Mikell were held on Tuesday, November 25, at the Holly Springs CME Church in Bassfield, with Pastor Eddie L. Dixon officiating. Interment was in the Reese Cemetery in Bassfield, with Laird Mortuary in charge of all arrangements.

Mr. Mikell was the son of the late Clintwood Mikell and Isabell Bass Mikell of Bassfield. At an early age he joined the Holly Springs Church, and remained a member until his death. Mr. Mikell was reared and educated in the Bassfield area, prior to working for MC Coding in New Orleans, where he lived for a number of years. After relocating back to Jefferson Davis County, Mr. Mikell worked many jobs, including truck driving, before he became disabled due to an automobile accident.

Mr. Mikell’s survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Mikell, LaDonna Mikell, and Shakira Aultman; his mother, Isabell Mikell; three brothers, Clinton (Deandra) Mikell, Johnny Mikell, and Danny Ray (Beulah) Mikell; six sisters, Earnestine (Robert) Polk, Dorothy Mikell, Betty (Tapplan) Hudson, Mary Walker, Helen Burkes, and April (Calvin) Gardner; and numerous other family members and friends.