Michael Angelo Rankin passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Michael Angelo Rankin was born on August 29, 1967, to Mims Rankin Jr. and Mary Ann Rankin, their first born child. Michael attended Mt. Olive High School. He continued his education at Copiah Lincoln Community College in Wesson, MS and received his associate's degree. He was employed at Boswell Regional Center for 27 years.
Michael was married to Phyllis Rankin, the love of his life for 31 years and to this union had two children.
He leaves to cherish in his loving memory; his father, Mims Rankin, Jr. (Mendenhall, MS), his mother, Mary Ann Tullos (Magee, MS), stepfather, Anthony Quinn Tullos (Florence, MS). , his loving wife, Phyllis Rankin, his children, Miranda Rankin Swalm (Andy), Megan Rankin (both of Mendenhall, MS) and Jeremy Thompson (Sierra of California.
He leaves his siblings, Orlando Rankin (Cassandra), Lonnie Leggett (Shellie), Sholanda Rankin, Michael Hayes (Vickie), Veronica Lee, Milton Burgess, Evonna Graves, Teresa Griffith, Sara Allen and Trinia Durr.
His mother-in-law, Mrs. Quetta Smith, four brothers-in-law, Donald Smith (Kathy), Ronald Smith (Helen), Robert Smith (Mary), Arthur Smith, Jr. (Vivian), his five sisters-in-law, Marie Abrew, Charlotte Magee (Lee), Wanda Jackson (Edmond), Dr. Scottie Griffith, Sharon Haynes (Charles and Dyanne Blackman (Ricky).
His eight grandchildren, Laney, Leighton, Kason, Maniyah, Jaden, Jaylen, Jeremy Thompson, Jr. and Jayvion.
He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, a special aun,t Aunt Katherine Ducksworth and two special cousins, Tony Ducksworth and Parnell Ducksworth and also a host of friends that he loved so dearly.
Visitation for friends will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Services are 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Tutor Chapel with interment following in Mary Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted with Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall.