Dixie Elizabeth Weeks Mizell, 76, of Reevesville, widow of Joseph C. Mizell, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2023, at her residence. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday at Reevesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Aaron Hawk and Rev. Jakie Walters officiating. A burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Barney Atkinson, Boyd Owens, Jamie Carn, Jeremy Byrd, Jim Cooner, and Charlie Moorer. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until the time of service in the church.
Dixie was born on July 10, 1946, in Reevesville, a daughter of the late Joseph David Weeks and India Beatrice Walters Weeks. She was a 1964 graduate of St. George High School and was a rural carrier with the US Postal Service, St. George Post Office. She joined Reevesville Baptist Church as a child, and was a lifelong member, serving on the Hospitality and Bereavement committees.
Nana, as she was called by all who loved her, shared her many talents with those she loved. From one of a kind baby blankets, to her legendary chocolate fudge, and Divinity. Dixie was gifted with a true “green thumb”. She loved tending her roses and other plants, and shared the beauty of her gift with others. She shared her love of the Lord with anyone she came in contact with and knew without any hesitation she would see her Savior one day. Dixie had a love of all of God’s creatures, rescuing strays, and feeding the feral. She loved collecting bugs of all kinds and studied them immensely. She loved visiting area schools and day cares and sharing her collection with children. She also enjoyed collecting rocks from all over the world – if you were traveling, all she asked was that you bring her a rock from wherever you were traveling. She greatly enjoyed mining with Joey and his family, and they made many trips to the mountains of North Carolina looking for treasures. She and Sheri shared a love of sea glass and artifacts, and they spent many afternoons walking the fields and dirt roads of Reevesville, and combing the beaches of Edisto Island, looking for glass and all sorts of pieces of history.
Dixie loved NCIS and all of the CSI series, and looked forward to solving all the world’s crimes every week with Sheri. She ended every night with a phone call with Joey, that almost always included a conference call with his entire family, and their dog, Belle.
She was predeceased by a much-loved niece, Angela Chinners Ammons. Surviving is her daughter, Sheri L. Mizell, Reevesville; son, Joseph W. (Joey) Mizell and daughter-in-law, Claire Shuler Mizell, of Santee; grandchildren, Joseph Evan (Kait) Mizell, of Goose Creek; Ethan Taylor Mizell, of Reevesville; Elizabeth LaClaire Mizell and Alexis India Mizell, of Santee; great-grandchildren, Joseph Easton Mizell, George Elliott Mizell, Wayman Ray Mizell, of Goose Creek; and Ella Taylor Mizell, of St. Matthews; her beloved sister and sidekick, Maxine (Bobby Joe) Chinners; nephew, Perry Boyd (Angie) Chinners; great-nephew, Joshua Chinners; great-niece, Isabella Maria Ammons; one much loved sister-in-law, Vera (Kirby) Pendarvis; and a number of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind Griffin Jackson Mizell, her precious Shih Tzu of ten years.
Memorials may be made to the Reevesville Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Patti Heaton, P O Box 86, Reevesville, SC 29471
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