Winola Baker Mimms, 87, departed this life Saturday June, 1 2019, in Seattle, Washington. She was born March 23, 1932, in Mortons Gap to the late Alexander and Vandalia Baker and was one of 12 children born to this union. Her family settled in Madisonville where she graduated from Rosenwald High School and attended college in Columbus, Ohio, and at Madisonville Community College.
Winola was a member of Eastview Missionary Baptist Church since the age of 19 and enjoyed singing in the choir. She found great joy in helping people and serving her community. She worked for the Hopkins-Muhlenberg Community Action Program as a housing director/counselor where she helped many people become homeowners. She also worked at the Historical Society of Hopkins County, where she enjoyed helping people with genealogy research, giving tours (especially to the many schoolchildren who visited on field trips) of the museum and log cabin. She was a member of several community organizations and served on several boards and committees in service to her community. She received many awards and honors for her dedicated service.
Winola was married to Wesley C. Mimms, who preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Wesley Mimms Jr., Terence Mimms and Lori Mimms; sister Rothan Baker; brother Ishmal Baker; grandchildren Loreal Stum, India Mimms, Ciara Mimms, Wesley Jackson and Frances Jackson; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastview Missionary Baptist Church, 159 E. North St., Madisonville, KY 4243, where visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m.
Mason & Sons Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Leave condolences at www.masonbrothersfs.com.