Michél Patrick Stevens Jr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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Sept. 13, 1947 – Feb. 17, 2020

Sicily Island — A Celebration of Life service for Michél “Mickey” Patrick Stevens, 72, of Sicily Island, who passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at his residence, will be held midday on Saturday, March 21. More details about his service will be posted on social media.

Mickey was born on Sept. 13, 1947, in New Orleans, to Michél P. Stevens Sr. and Stella Roper Sharp. Mickey attended Natchez public schools before graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

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He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Colorado (1980), and a Master of Science Degree in Education from Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS (1992). An accomplished, lifelong musician, Mickey played rock and blues guitar with numerous bands at many venues in California, and throughout the South, as well as jamming with legends like Jimi Hendrix during the Sixties. He was also a devoted biblical scholar and amateur archeologist of local Southeast Native American stone tools and artifacts.

Mickey was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, R. B. Sharp, his son, Michel Paul Stevens, and two brothers, John T. Stevens and Richard B. Sharp Jr.

He is survived by his mother and five children, Maranatha Ivanova, Noah Stevens, Hosanna Patience, Patrick Stevens, and Johnnie Stevens. The oldest of eight, Mickey leaves sisters Sherry Hanson, Gina O’Brien, Liza Sharp, Mary Ann Sharp and Susan Sharp. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Osiris Patience and Odessa Patience, Aaron Stevens, Jamie Stevens, and Carter Stevens. He will be missed by eight nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends.