Mickie Ann Gravell, age 71, of Wilmington Delaware passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.
Mickie was born to Earnest Eugene and Geraldine Collins of Gilroy, California. She graduated from Gilroy High in 1968. Mickie had a successful career at Discover, but unfortunately had to take disability retirement with doctors discovering she had Parkinson’s disease at age 39. She remained optimistic and fought hard for over 30 years. Mickie underwent experimental deep stem cell brain surgery, where she was featured in both the local and national news with an experimental treatment that extended her life. This treatment helped her continue to enjoy many of the things she loved.
Mickie should be remembered for her spunk and quick wit, graciousness and humility, strong faith, and family from St. Marks United Methodist Church, in addition to her internal optimism no matter how difficult the battle. Throughout her life she loved dancing, games, laughing, praying with her friends and family, for whom she relied on and cared deeply for, and most of all, her love for Wayne’s cookies.
She was known for having a dry wit and love for sarcasm. For a long period of time, she was active in Al Anon and worked with and sponsored others in recovery. She lives on in the hearts and memories of her husband Wayne; her son, Mark Michael; grandchildren, Jessica Larson, Andrew Seager, Mike Kolesar, and Kelly; her brother, Mike Collins; and her faith community at St. Mark’s. She finds peace and joins her parents; sister, Jody La Londe; and son, Bryan Michael.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 15th, with friends and family, from 10am–12pm, at St Mark’s United Methodist Church (1700 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19804).
(Obituary lovingly written by family.)