Ellen McAllister Mickey
September 20, 1948 – May 17, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ellen McAllister Mickey of Midlothian, VA who passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the age of 73.
Ellen is preceded in death by her parents, George and Frances McAllister. She is survived by her son, Brent Mickey (Ashly); daughter Beth Haynes (John); three grandchildren Owen, Colin and Morgan Mickey; and her brother, George McAllister (Jean).
Ellen retired as a management analyst from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in February of 2012. Since then, she has enjoyed spending her time volunteering (and later working for) the Richmond Animal League, spending time with her grandchildren, reading, watching anything that has to do with musical theater, and going on bus trips with her cousins. Ellen will be forever cherished and remembered by all of those who were fortunate enough to know her.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
A celebration of life reception will take place afterwards at the Walton Lake Clubhouse located at 12700 Walton Lake Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to the Richmond Animal league or the Bon Secours Community Hospice House.
I was a neighbor of Ellen’s at Colony Apts. We both loved cats and enjoyed talking about our pets. I will miss her.
I had the pleasure of working with Ellen at RAL. She was a wealth of knowledge concerning all those animals along with her love ❤️ and care she provided. Ellen will surely be missed.!
I volunteered with Ellen at Richmond Animal League. She was a wonderful asset to RAL and a lot of fun. Ellen loved the animals at RAL and enjoyed the friendship of many volunteers. Often her thoughts were of her grandchildren her face lighting up as she spoke of them. We have missed her at RAL.
I was shocked, saddened and sorry to hear this news. I miss seeing Ellen at her desk, unloading the van, stocking the community cupboard and organizing donations. She worked with the RAL community cupboard which provided products to the public who need the pet foods. We had both retired from bureaucracies and shared many a story. Ellen and I had many talks and I observed she always kept everyone straight and reminded them of tasks that were required throughout the day. She didn’t always feel well but she kept on keeping on. Rest in peace, Ellen; fond memories of you. Above all, she loved her family.