This on-line memorial was created in loving memory of Stacey Marie Mickus. Her story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Stacey’s guestbook to let us know you came to visit.
From the time I found out I was pregnant, I just knew my first child would be a girl and began calling her Stacey right away. Stacey Marie was born Friday October 22nd 1982. She had a lot of dark hair and big dark eyes. I should have known right away how stubborn she would be by the numerous cancelled due dates. She was finally born by C-Section. She was the first grandchild of Helen and Don and the first niece to Diane, Donald, Denise, Dale, Doreen & David. As a result, Stacey was thoroughly spoiled. She was everybody’s kid.
Stacey was a typical baby and I lived for her. Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Fraggle Rock were three of her favorite things growing up. She also enjoyed playing with “her” dog, Sheba and The Wizard of Oz was her favorite movie.
Stacey became a big sister on September 12th 1987 to Samantha. She was happy to be a sister and she became a big sister again on April 8th 1990 to Anthony. She did enjoy helping me take care of her brother and sister. My pet name for her was “Punky”.
And then the teen years came and Sybil emerged. She was difficult and defied me whenever possible. She hated school and me. We fought all through her high school years. I felt like I was dating her math teacher because we were on the phone so much regarding Stacey’s behavior in school. She would much rather hang out with her friends on the corner than go to classes.
Despite all the aggravation, there were plenty of good times also. We enjoyed walking around Belmont Lake as a family. Good times at home just hanging out.
Stacey was her own person and pretty much did what she wanted to do despite the consequences. No matter how many times I told her that she was making a mistake or shouldn’t do something, she would do it anyway and just say they were her mistakes and it was her life. No matter how many times we argued we always made up and said “I Love You” after the dust settled. I always felt like we had more of a sister/sister relationship than a mother/daughter relationship.
Her life changed when she met Marc in 2004. She finally seemed focused on someone other than herself. She seemed genuinely happy for the first time in a long time. Stacey married Marc on July 15th 2007. It was the happiest day of her life until her first son Tristan was born on December 29th 2008. She was totally devoted to him as every mother is to her first child. She moved back home with Marc and Tristan to get a few things in order in February 2010 and succeeded. But before they moved out they welcomed another son, Mason, on April 21, 2011.