Bobbie Mize

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 19, 2008

OCEAN SPRINGS — Services for Bobbie Gene Mize, 80, of Gautier, who passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at River Chase Village, in Gautier, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at St. Peters Cemetery, in Oxford, where he will be interred next to his wife Lola in the family plot, under the direction of the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Mize departed this world surrounded by his family and a chorus of angels. He has gone to walk with Jesus and spend eternity at the side of God.
Before moving to the coast, Bob “the rag man” worked in various management positions with Natchez Steam Laundry for 26 years. He has always been a devoted and caring father and grandfather.
He carried on rearing four young children alone after the loss of Lola and his children have never forgotten his love and dedication. He was a member of the Ocean Springs Baptist Church and before moving to the nursing home, he was a resident of Villa Maria Retirement Apartments in Ocean Springs. He leaves behind many friends at the Villa and Senior Center in Ocean Springs where he was known for zooming around town in his motorized wheelchair.
Bob was preceded in death by his two wives, Lola Presley Mize and Viola Tipton Mize; his parents, Curtis and Effie Mize; siblings, Hazel, Rel, and Howard Mize; and three grandchildren, twins Samuel and Daniel Stampley and Daniel Mize.
Survivors include his devoted and loving children, daughters, Debra Matthews and husband, Garry, both of Vancleave and Donna Loomis and husband, Harry; sons, Duane Mize and David Mize and wife, Regina, all of Natchez; six grandchildren, Mike Smith of Vancleave, Gina Johansson, Eric Stampley, Robert Mize and Shelby Mize, all of Natchez, and Preston Mize of D’Iberville; and two great-grandchildren, Madison Newman and Chloe Johansson, both of Natchez.
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