Jewell Mimms

Jewell Marcella Mimms (Blankenship)

Saturday, April 24th, 1937 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Jewell Marcella Blankenship Mimms of Brevard, NC went to her eternal home July 4, 2020.

Born April 24, 1937 in Stecoah, NC to George Arthur and Effie Mae Blankenship, Jewell was the youngest of their 11 children. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph L. Mimms, along with nine of her siblings: Herbert Ray Blankenship, Woodrow Wilson Blankenship, George Carl Blankenship, Edna Pearleen Gosnell, Willa Faye Foster, Gladys Leona Hensley, Ollie Mae Sizemore, Bonnie Marie Arrowood, and Ramona Evelyn Cable Smith. She is survived by her sister Roma Maxine Hyatt, daughters Marian Webb O’Neil and Holly Webb Messer, grandsons Wyatt and Colton Messer, and great-granddaughter Eva Brielle Messer, along with many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Brevard High School, Jewell attended Blanton’s Business College in Asheville, NC. She was a professional secretary in many settings, including General Electric in Hendersonville, NC, Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, TN, and several legal offices in TN and NC. After retirement she and husband Joe moved to SC and also enjoyed a vacation home in Lake Placid, FL.

A long-time active member of Troy Baptist Church in Troy, SC, Jewell enjoyed many activities including: singing old-time gospel music and attending “singings,” playing serious canasta with her sisters, nephews and nieces, genealogy research, avid reading, playing computer games, playing the piano and guitar by ear, yard sales, and RV traveling with her husband Joe.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jewell’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children's Hospitals. No services are planned at this time; however, a celebration of her life will be planned at a future date when it is once again safe for family and friends to gather together.

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Diana Nix Francis

Posted at 10:33am
I am so sorry to hear of Jewell's passing. I worked with her at a law firm in the early 90's. She and I became friends during that time and I will always cherish the memories of her. She was kind, gentle, patient, and loved to share a laugh. I credit her with strengthening my relationship with Christ and she referred me to bible verses that helped her over the years when I was going through tough times. She exemplified the Christian spirit we all strive to have. Marian and Holly, she was so proud of you girls. She spoke often of you both and the grandchildren during my time with her. She lit up when she shared your accomplishments! She loved you all very very much. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know she is glad to be in heaven with Joe and family she has missed who went before her. I will never forget her.

Diantha Litwer

Posted at 04:47pm
Jewell and Joe were a part of the Greenwood Amateur Radio Society and we have wonderful memories of them at various events. Jewell was a warm, loving lady who used to tell us stories about her childhood. Our hearts go out to you at her passing. May her memory be a blessing.
Mitch and Di Litwer

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