Published 2:29 pm Friday, November 2, 2018
Sister Shirley Mae Helen Humbles Mims, 69, of Bogalusa, passed from Earth to Heaven on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in New Orleans.
Sister Shirley Mae Helen Humbles Mims was born in Independence on Nov. 14, 1948, to the late Roy Humbles and Laura Vernon Humbles of Amite.
Sister Mims was baptized at an early age at the Mount Caanan Baptist Church in Arcola, by the Rev. R. L. Primus.
She graduated from Westside High School in Amite, and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Southern University-Baton Rouge Campus.
In 1969, Sister Shirley Humbles met Raymond E. Mims, they fell in love and were married on June 26, 1971 and to this union there was stillborn birth of a baby girl, Ramonica Mims.
In 1969, Sister Mims was employed at Crown Zellerbach, Southern Timber and Wood Products Division in Bogalusa, as a Secretary in the Accounting Department. In 1987, she retired as an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Woodlands. In 1988, she worked as a temporary Secretary at the Bogalusa Mill and later that year she became manager of Insurance Enterprise and Supervisor at Protocol Call Center.
In 1971, she joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Aaron J. Thompson, Pastor. And in 1978, she joined the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church under the leadership of her husband, Dr. Raymond E. Mims. She served as Organist and Pianist and she served as the Secretary of the Education Committee, Secretary of the Building Fund Committee and Member of Sunday School Class # 8.
Sister Mims was a member of the Senior Choir and worship service Song Leader. She was an active member of the Third District Bogue Chitto General Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. Preachers’ Wives and Widows Auxiliary.
She leaves to mourn her passing, Dr. Raymond E. Mims, husband and pastor; one daughter, Terria Michelle Peters; one son, Raymond E. (Kim) Mims; two grandchildren, Taylor Rene Mims and Diamond Lewis; brother, Elder Oliver (Barbara Q.) Humbles; special friend, Mrs. Erica (Don) Brumfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
On Friday, Nov. 2, the body will laid in state from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, followed by a family hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The funeral service will be at the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Charlie Parker officiating and the Rev. Bobby Showers Sr. as eulogist.
Cook-Richmond Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements.