Mickel Jerome Tunsil Sr. was born in Lakeland, Florida on April 30, 1952, to the late James And Isabel Tunsil. He gained his wings on July 2, 2023.

Mickel J. Tunsil graduated from Kathleen Senior High School in Lakeland, FL, Class of 1971. He worked for Air Craft in Orlando, FL for many years. He also worked for the Polk County School Board for many years until his retirement.

Mickel sang in the Senior Choir and Male Choir at New Bethel A.M.E. Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel Tunsil and James Tunsil; sisters, Magaret Brown and Margaret Aikens; brothers, T.J. Gary and Ed Gary.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Johnnie Mae Tunsil (Lakeland, FL); three sons, Mickel J. Tunsil, Jr. (Catrina- TX), Demetrius Tunsil (Errich) Lakeland, and Charlie Hampton (Alea), Winter Haven, FL.; 5 daughters, Teshia Sanders (Lakeland), Pamela Austin, Euneta Lampley, Shemaine Jones, all of Winter Haven, FL. And Barbara Gaines (Marietta, GA); two sisters-in-law, Doris Gary (T.J. Gary), Deceased (Ft. Myers, FL) and Annie Ware (Lakeland, FL); 3 brothers-in-law, John Overstreet (Kathy), Stonecrest, GA, Larry Jackson(Shareen), Albany, GA, Lugene Thomas (Albany, GA); nephews, Will Brown (Pauline), Lakeland, FL., Phillip Walker (Kathy), Lakeland, FL; 30 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and Goddaughters.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Oldham Funeral Home.

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