Reva Nicodemus Mickey, 82, of Charles Town, WV, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2021, at her home on Cloverdale Farm surrounded by her loving family under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Reva was born on April 27, 1939, in Charles Town. She was the daughter of the late Calvin Lee and Mary (Royston)


Reva was one of those rare people who made serving and educating others her life-long mission, and who managed to successfully balance her family life, career, farming, community work and political leadership.  Reva was a West Virginia University Graduate. She devoted her professional life to teaching, having worked for Jefferson County Schools as an English Teacher at Charles Town Junior High School, and as a Substitute Teacher. Reva was married in 1963 to G. Warren Mickey, and after the arrival of their cherished children, she became a stay-at-home mom, and a part-time member of the Curriculum Improvement Center at Shepherd College under the direction of Dr. James Moler. Eventually she went back to work as an Elementary Guidance Counselor in Boyce, Virginia, where she stayed until her retirement.  Reva was a faithful member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town, and served as a Worthy Matron at the Charles Town Lodge #128 Order of The Eastern Star.  She was actively involved in West Virginia Democratic Politics, earning the high honor of being named the West Virginia Democrat of the Year in 2010, and serving as Chair of the local Democratic Committee for many years.  Reva was a founding member of the Jefferson County 4-H Foundation, and a 4-H leader with the Bullskin Happy Workers for over 15 years. 

Reva is survived by her loving devoted husband of 58 years G. Warren “Jim” Mickey; her sister-in-law Delores C. Nicodemus of Charles Town; her son, Jason Lee Mickey and wife Michelle, her daughter, Mary Margaret Reagan, both of Charles Town; her Russian daughter, Sasha Phillips and husband Ed of Pittsburgh, PA; 6 grandchildren: Michael Mickey, Mickey Reagan, Tatiana Williams, Vladimir Williams, Sophia Williams, and Vera Williams; her great-niece Kristen Blake Nicodemus, of Falling Waters, WV, and her great-nephew Roman Anthony Nicodemus, of Los Angeles, CA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Charles Richard Nicodemus, and her nephew, Calvin Douglas Nicodemus of Los Angeles, CA. 

Family will be receiving friends at Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 West North Street, Charles Town, WV on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Service will be at Asbury United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Duane Jensen officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made to Jefferson County 4-H Foundation, Attention: Reva Nicodemus Mickey Memorial Fund, 1329 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; Asbury United Methodist Church of Charles Town; or Hospice of the Eastern Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. Please sign the online guestbook and view her obituary at www.mtstrider.com.


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