Micheline Skinner


Micheline “Mickey” D. Mathews-Skinner, age 81, departed this life on May 26, 2021. Micheline was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 11, 1940, the eldest of six children. She graduated from South High School and attended nursing school. As a trained opera singer, she was blessed with a dynamic voice and sang with the Hinson Gospel singers. She married Ralph Sauls in September 1960. Mickey was a dedicated employee of the United States Postal Service until her retirement after 35 years of service. While at the USPS, she married Freddie Skinner in the summer of 1976.

Mickey was an entrepreneur with many business ventures including Decco Plants, Mickey’s Creative Things, and a sales consultant for nutritional supplements. While a member of Rhema Christian Center, she was an active member of the banner ministry. She also graduated from the Christian Bible Institute. Mickey enjoyed walks in Sharon Woods, picnics by the river, singing opera and gospel music, and playing Pokeno.

Mickey is preceded in death by her parents, Dolphus and Nellie Mathews; brothers, Duvon “Butch” Mathews and Ronald Mathews; sister, Diane Johnson; and great-granddaughter, Jamiya Almon. She is survived by brothers Gill Mathews and Fred Mathews; children Deland (Sharon) Sauls, Leland Sauls, Notasha (Will) Fant, and Damien Skinner. She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She will be remembered fondly by family and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday, June 5, 2021 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. South High School Alumni Association

    The South High School Alumni Association and its Board of Directors want to express our sympathy and send condolences at the death of your loved one. Our entire South High School family is diminished by her passing.

  2. Alaina (Kendrick)

    So sorry to hear of your loss. There are no proper words. Praying for your family’s peace and comfort.

  3. Trent & Cora Clark

    To the Family of Micheline “Mickey” D. Mathews-Skinner,

    You Are all In Our Prayers.

    Mickey was a co-worker at the Postal Service and my first Expeditor. She taught me a lot in my early years at the Postal Service. Also, I was on her Bowling Team for a few years in the early 80’s. Damien probably won’t remember me but he would come to Amos Bowling Lanes with his Mother and he was my little buddy back then. Later, it was always good to see Mickey at the various Postal Retirement Luncheons.

    Prayers of Comfort, Peace, and Blessings for the Family.

  4. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

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