Mrs. Mary Louise Thomas Mims of Hwy 163, Westville, Florida went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 25, 2012, with her loving and supportive family at her side. She was 77.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27, at Poplar Head United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Grantham and Rev. Jim Mashburn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, October 26, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Mrs. Mims was born June 12, 1935 in Geneva County, Alabama to the late John Henry and Mary Etta Jackson Thomas. She enjoyed fishing, canning, and freezing vegetables. When anyone needed vegetables, fresh or frozen, they would always call Louise. She was a very giving person and would do anything she could for you. She loved her family dearly. Everyone was always welcome at her home and she will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. For many years she was a member of Poplar Head United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents her husband Earl Mims, two sisters, Lucille Mims and Debra Thomas, as well as three brothers, John H. Jr., James and Joe Thomas, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include six children: Mary Jo Craft, Westville, Billy Wayne Mims (Caroline), Westville, Carolyn Holloway (Danny), Geneva, John W. Mims (Teresa), Westville, Kathy Harker (Robert), Westville, Barbara Marsh (Joey), Bonifay; eight grandchildren: Eric Craft (Shirl), Jonathan Mims (Kathy), Amy Hambric (Thomas), Shannon Harris (Michael), Andrea Mims, Austin Harker (Kendall), Ashley Harker and Ryan Mims; four great-grandchildren: Kathlyn Lucille and Jenna Mims, Wyatt and Wayden Harris; four sisters: Pat Childs (Waymon) and Margie Harrison, all of Geneva, Margaret Hamilton (Russ), Avon, SD, Martha Sue Locklear, Westville; one brother, Billy Thomas (Ethel), Samson; several nieces, nephews, other extended family and a host of friends.