Thomas Lee Mickens was born on October 31, 1957 in Bibb County, Alabama to the late John Lewis Coleman and late Dorothy Mae Green.
Tommy came to Pittsburgh at an early age where he attended and was baptized at First Galilee Baptist Church in Homewood. Tommy attended Westinghouse High School. Later in 1979 he met Kelly Tyus and the two have been inseparable ever since. Tommy was very athletic and enjoyed playing football and basketball where he was called “The .King of the Crossover” by those who knew him because of his phenonmal skills on the basketball court. He loved his family, sports and will be remembered for the gatherings, funny jokes and the love he had for his family.
Tommy was a dedicated son, finance’, father, brother, uncle, and a very good friend to many.
On April 14, 2021, Tommy departed this life for life eternal. He was preceded in death his father John Lewis Coleman; mother, Dorothy Mae Green; sister, Ethel Scott; brothers, Herman Mickens, Ricky Mickens, Jimmy Mickens, Jesse Mickens, and Bobby Mickens.
He leaves to cherish in his memory his fiancee’ Kelly Tyus; one daughter; four sisters: Ina Ray Farrington of Calera, Alabama, Vera Blackwell of Mount Morris, Michigan, Dorothy Mickens and Linda Murray of Pittsburgh, PA; four brothers: Willie Brazier, Orlando Green, Daniel Green, Aaron Green, all of Pittsburgh, PA, God- children: Daz’Jahna Mickens, Yakara Cottrell, Torriona Brown all of Pittsburgh, PA and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews cousins and friends
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