OBITUARY

Louis "Lou" Whitten Mixon Jr.

January 29, 1935November 7, 2018
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Louis Whitten Mixon, Jr., a/k/a Lou, flew on the wings of Eagles to his Heavenly Home, on November 8, 2018. Lou is survived by his wife of 62 years Mifi Mixon, his son Trey Mixon, his daughter-in-law Maile Mixon, his wonderful twin grandchildren, Mackenzie and Marshall of Plano, Tx. Lou was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Jean Mixon, a/k/a Barb by her friends and family.

Lou served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958. After getting out of the service, he went to college on the GI Bill. Lou retired from Bell South in 1994 and then went to work for Lucent and AT&T for five years. At this time, he did all his work for them from home. When Lou and his family moved to Lawrenceville in 1978, he became involved with the Boy Scouts of the Northeast Georgia Council, Alcovy District. He loved teaching the young Scouts how to tie knots. He was awarded the prestigious honor of receiving the Silver Beaver Award, one of Scouting’s highest honors. He worked with the Scouts about 20 years.

After retiring from doing Scout work, Lou became a volunteer with the senior group at Eastside Medical Center where he did computer work for the membership, as well as the H2U (Health 2 You) Choral group. He just received the award for the Volunteer of the year for 2018. He and Mifi were members of the Choral group who performed programs for senior groups at different locations. He did most of the computer work that was needed from home. He had just retired from his volunteer work.

Lou always had a smile for everyone and if anyone ever needed any help, he was always there to help out. He always tried to be a friend to anyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.

Lou’s funeral will be held at Snellville United Methodist Church on November 13, 2018. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. and the service will be at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial be submitted to either the Snellville United Methodist Church, American Heart Society or charity of your choice.

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  • Lou is survived by his wife of 62 years Mifi Mixon, his son Trey Mixon, his daughter-in-law Maile Mixon, his wonderful twin grandchildren, Mackenzie and Marshall of Plano, Tx. Lou was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Jean Mixon, a/k/a Barb by her friends and family.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Louis "Lou" Whitten Mixon Jr.

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Sloan Yarborough

November 13, 2018

Lou was a sweet man that loved to work with the H2U program at Eastside Medical Center. He and I had many conversations about reporting and database management over the years and I so enjoyed speaking with him! He was a positive person and had a great personality.

We'll miss you, Lou! Thinking and praying for your family and friends.

Cathy Stokes

November 12, 2018

When I think of Lou, a smile just comes to me. He had that way with people and just made you smile. He was so kind, thoughtful, funny, and just an awesome person to be around. I was thankful to have met him and Mifi over 15 years ago thru our travel program. I can still see him sitting on the bus, telling jokes, and visiting with all those around him. Such wonderful memories! Love you Lou! Thinking of sweet Mifi and your family .

Robin Rainer

November 10, 2018

Keith and I have been neighbors with Lou and Mifi for 15 years. Lou always had a smile and an encouraging word. He loved to tell a joke to get a smile from everyone. Many a Tuesday while I was at work he would bring my trash cans up from the curb. He was so thoughtful and kind. I have many precious memories of working together in our yards. He was my ‘yard buddy’ and I will miss him with each passing season. Mifi, we love you and are praying for you!

Richard & Joan Gray

November 9, 2018

Lou will be missed by many loving friends. He was a thoughtful and loving man. Lou was always ready and willing to help anybody who needed help. We have wonderful memories and laughs to remember you by. God Bless you, Lou.
Love and prayers to you and your family.

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Biography

Louis Whitten Mixon, Jr., a/k/a Lou, flew on the wings of Eagles to his Heavenly Home, on November 8, 2018. Lou is survived by his wife of 62 years Mifi Mixon, his son Trey Mixon, his daughter-in-law Maile Mixon, his wonderful twin grandchildren, Mackenzie and Marshall of Plano, Tx. Lou was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Jean Mixon, a/k/a Barb by her friends and family.

Lou served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958. After getting out of the service, he went to college on the GI Bill. Lou retired from Bell South in 1994 and then went to work for Lucent and AT&T for five years. At this time, he did all his work for them from home. When Lou and his family moved to Lawrenceville in 1978, he became involved with the Boy Scouts of the Northeast Georgia Council, Alcovy District. He loved teaching the young Scouts how to tie knots. He was awarded the prestigious honor of receiving the Silver Beaver Award, one of Scouting’s highest honors. He worked with the Scouts about 20 years.

After retiring from doing Scout work, Lou became a volunteer with the senior group at Eastside Medical Center where he did computer work for the membership, as well as the H2U (Health 2 You) Choral group. He just received the award for the Volunteer of the year for 2018. He and Mifi were members of the Choral group who performed programs for senior groups at different locations. He did most of the computer work that was needed from home. He had just retired from his volunteer work.

Lou always had a smile for everyone and if anyone ever needed any help, he was always there to help out. He always tried to be a friend to anyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.

Lou’s funeral will be held at Snellville United Methodist Church on November 13, 2018. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. and the service will be at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial be submitted to either the Snellville United Methodist Church, American Heart Society or charity of your choice.