100 FedEx Trucks Provide
An Incredible Funeral Procession
This is a great farewell to a work colleague at FedEx.
I remember when I was growing up, my family would be driving around town running errands or going out to church when I would see a giant black funeral hearse driving through an intersection. The light would turn green for us but we would just sit and wait. I would ask why, and the answer I got was so that all the cars following the funeral procession could stay together and as a sign of respect to the person who just passed away. This blew my mind at a young age. Seeing how important somebody was to sometimes hundreds of cars full of people. I thought that the amount of respect given was incredible. Not only do fallen police officers and soldiers get a heart warming funeral.
Hundreds of FedEx drivers recently combined to commemorate a fallen employee. Mickey passed away at just 54 years old. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, man had left an enormous impact on many people around him, including his FedEx colleagues in the Pittsburgh area. They rounded up about 100 trucks to surprise his family with a FedEx funeral procession. What a great gift of respect to give to their fellow friend/co-worker’s family.
His co-workers said, “Thanks for being an outstanding person and making an impact on so many lives. You will never be forgotten. FedEx, there is nothing like it!”
“Mickey was a ramp agent at FedEx Express. He was basically a manager, and he was on top of his game all the time. God, he had to be working there forever! He never called off, took a vacation, or worked less than 8 hours a day. Mickey loved everyone, and did so many generous things for people. He had no selflessness what so ever.”
“He was so special to me because he was the first person I met at FedEx. He trained me and made me always be happy to be at work. He is a role model to me, and a lot of other people. He is one of those people who never took credit for what tasks he achieved. No one disliked him and he was the hardest worker I knew. Mickey used to give me 5 bucks for the vending machine. Why, I don’t know. He just did it all the time.”
Mickey’s family must have been honored to see such a proud display of FedEx employees paying their respects. The FedEx funeral procession reminded Mickey’s family that he was an important man who was loved by many.