Pearl Pauline Boston Mizell, the daughter of the late James and Delia Boston, was born on December 19, 1922, in Amigo, West Virginia. She was the third of eleven children. Two brothers and eight sisters preceded her in death. On August 11, 2020, the Lord called home a beautiful Angel of God.
In 1934, she met her childhood sweetheart, the late Deacon Emeritus Walter M. Mizell, Jr., and on July 19, 1941 they were united in holy matrimony. From this union five children were born; Pauline L. (deceased), Walter, III (deceased), Bernard M. (deceased), Barbara S., and Deborah K. Mizell.
Mother Mizell and her family relocated to New York City in the early 1960’s. During her 30+ years residing in Bronx, New York, Mother Mizell worked in the healthcare industry – retiring in 1984. While residing in the Bronx, she became a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, and later an active member of First Glorious Church. Mother Mizell loved working in the church. She served on the Deaconess and Missionary Boards, and sang with the Senior Choir.
In the mid-90’s, due to the declining health of her husband, she relocated to Delaware, where she became a member of the Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church. While there, she was recognized as the oldest living Deaconess in the Church and the second oldest member. In 2014, she moved to Enterprise, Alabama with her daughter, Barbara Mizell-Jones, and later joined Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home. “May the Work I’ve Done, Speak for Me” and “New Life” were her favorite songs. Praise God! Mother Mizell has moved out to a brand-new life. Her favorite Scripture was Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
She leaves to cherish her loving memories two daughters, Barbara Mizell Jones of Enterprise, AL, and Deborah K. Mizell of the Bronx, NY; sixteen Grandchildren; twenty-three Great Grandchildren; fifteen Great-Great Grandchildren; host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
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