Edna Mizelle

Edna Earle Mizelle (Waters)

Tuesday, August 21st, 1928 - Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Edna Earle Mizelle, 90 , of White Stone VA, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2019 at her son’s home in Kilmarnock, VA. Her husband of 52 years, Joseph Mitchell Mizelle preceded her in death in 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Jack and Lucille Waters of Portsmouth, VA. Edna Earle is survived by her two sons, John (Katrina Merrigan) Mizelle of Culpeper, Bobby (Cary) Mizelle of Kilmarnock; ten grandchildren, Rebecca (Dustin) Burnette of Rapidan, Daniel (Mackenzie) Mizelle of Virginia Beach, Meggie (Kyle) Shoemaker of Bethlehem, PA, Brian Mizelle of Baltimore, Anne Claire Mizelle of Richmond, Scott Mizelle of Missoula, MT, Annie Badenoch of Kilmarnock, Edwin (Megan) Merrigan of Falls Church, Jessica (Jono) Carr of New Zealand, Melisa (Charlie) Niland of Warrenton and seven great grandchildren.

Edna Earle, (never just Edna) was an only child, born in Wilson, NC. She later moved to Portsmouth, VA where she met her future husband Joe Mizelle. She graduated from Longwood College where she achieved a degree for teaching. She married the love of her life, Joe, in 1949 and the newlyweds moved to Richmond. Edna Earle taught High School English while living in Richmond. In 1977, she and Joe moved to Omaha NE. As empty nesters, Edna Earle started playing tennis and found a great love for not only the game but the social aspects of the activity. Joe retired in 1991 and they moved back to Virginia and settled at her current home on Tabbs Creek in White Stone.

Upon arriving in White Stone, Edna Earle quickly became a part of the community by becoming active in their beloved church of St Andrews Presbyterian, the Rappahannock Garden Club, the Tabbs Creek Civic Association, weekly tennis matches at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club and swimming, yoga and aerobics at the Y in Kilmarnock. In addition, she was quite active in numerous charities like the Boys and Girls Club of Kilmarnock and the Free Health Clinic.

One thing for sure, she lived life to its fullest, always in style and grace but also with creativity and color. Her dining room and breakfast room were always set with china, linens, crystal and floral centerpieces, “just in case someone stopped by for a meal”. Edna Earle’s dock was always decorated as well, for all the Holidays and numerous times she won the award for the most elaborate dock decorations. Edna Earle was also known for her exquisite pre New Years Eve party, a festive gathering for 50-90 of her dear friends where she served a spread of food that would rival the finest restaurants.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Missing her smile, her energy, her colorful outfits and always a matching hat at church.

There will be a visitation at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock, Friday, June 28, from 4:30 to 6:30, celebration of life church service, Saturday, June 29 at 11:00am at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kilmarnock, a graveside service following at the Historic Christ Church in Weems.

While she so loved flowers and anything pretty, please consider a memorial contribution to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1366, Kilmarnock, VA 22482,Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, P. O. Box 1694, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, and or Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, P. O. Box 564, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Currie Funeral Home
    116 East Church St
    Kilmarnock, VA
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
    435 East Church Street
    Kilmarnock, VA 22482
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    The Rev Sandra L Shaner
    The Rev. Tom Coye
  • Interment

    Historic Christ Church Burying Ground
    420 Christ Church Road
    Weems, Virginia 22576
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Kinnet Ann Ehring

Posted at 09:34am
I often played tennis with Edna Earle at her 8 am games at Indian Creek. Mind you, I am not at all an early riser, but I found it almost impossible to decline when EE would call and ask me to sub. She would always have a thermos of iced water with festive glasses that matched the colors of her tennis togs, and the Wimbledon hand cloth at the ready to catch any water that may spill. She organized the annual ugly Christmas sweater party and gift swap at Cap’t B’s at the Golden Eagle for all the tennis players in her group. We moved to Cape Cod a few years ago, but my understanding is that Edna Earle only recently quit playing tennis. I marveled at her energy. I would run into her at the Y during our respective workouts and relished the break to chit chat with her. Her New Year’s Eve parties were epic and so elegant. She was an inspiration, and such a sweet, stylish, kind, and positive woman. When my father died in 2007, she called me to say how sorry she was. Ditto with my mother. Edna Earle was one of a kind. She had a wonderful life. But she will be missed. My deepest sympathies to her beloved boys and the rest of her family.

George Ann Cahen

Posted at 03:29pm
I loved Edna Earle and held her in the highest esteem for her joie de vivre and kindness to others. She was a precious lady who will forever be remembered with a smile. George Ann Cahen

Susan Edmonds

Posted at 11:07am
While I am so sad to her of Edna Earle's passing, I am so happy to have known her for the past 15 years through Rappahannock Garden Club. She was one of a kind, adding much joy to our group. We always looked forward to her coordinated outfits and hats. To celebrate her birthday one year, every member wore a hat to the meeting. She was even coordinated at the Y, once wearing Bunny socks and yellow and lavender around Easter! My condolences to her family. She spoke of her children and grandchildren often. She will be missed.
Susan and Gene Edmonds, Irvington

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