Ms. Clara Juanita Minton Mims, 98, of Hazlehurst passed away Nov. 12 at Pineland Personal Care Home under the care of Regency Southern Care Hospice.
Ms. Mims was born June 24, 1925, in Montgomery County.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ezra Minton and Bonnie Bell McCoy Minton, husband John Carroll Mims and all her siblings, Vilian Minton Simmons, W.H. Minton, Flournoy Minton, L.J. McCoy.
Ms. Mims lived in Jeff Davis County all her life. She and her husband were farmers. She enjoyed working on the farm, gardening and she had a flare for decorating in the home. She was a wonderful cook.
She was the most kind, gentle, loving aunt a family could have. Even though she had no children of her own, she helped keep and raise a lot of us. She will be greatly missed.
She was a member of the Bridgeford Church of God in Hazlehurst, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She loved teaching the little children’s class.
She loved God first and foremost, and always led by example. She was always willing to help in the church, and worked in the Ladies Ministry because she always loved serving people no matter the need.
Survivors include several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in Bridgeford Church of God Cemetery with the Rev. Roger L. Daniels officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Brandon Lewis, Trevor Gibbs, Robert Lewis, Brad Leggett, Ben Leggett and Eddie Simmons.
Music will be rendered by Beverly Swain.
The family may be contacted at the home of Robert and Renee Lewis, 62 Robert Lewis Road, Hazlehurst.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge.