Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC


Marie Mizell

January 31, 1934March 20, 2020

COLUMBIA – A graveside service for Marie Therese DuMontier Mizell, 86, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mrs. Mizell died on Friday, March 20, 2020 following an extended illness. She was born in France, where she met her husband, Clarence L. Mizell, during his service in the United States Army. After she emigrated to the United States, Marie and Clarence raised two sons, Regis and Patrick. Marie was a supremely talented seamstress, and she used her considerable expertise to create bridal gowns, debutante dresses, and both formal and casual attire that marked special occasions for many residents of the Columbia area.

Mrs. Mizell is survived by her son, Regis Mizell, of Jacksonville, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence L. Mizell, and by her son, Patrick Mizell.

Mrs. Mizell’s family and friends appreciate the compassionate care she received from Always Best Care, The Palmettos, National Healthcare – Parklane, Caris Healthcare, and Abbey Road Hospice.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Graveside Service Monday, March 23, 2020


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Harriet Watkins

March 22, 2020

Mary, as my mother called Marie, was a dear friend to my mother and our family. I remember going to her house for alterations and was fascinated with her skill and artistic vision. She rescued many dresses adding her special embellishments and updating so they could be used for others! She certainly was sought after in Columbia as a premier seamstress but also became your dear friend. The Riley family has your family in their prayers.