Mildred "Lucy" Holland was born into this world on October 1, 1933 in Curtis, Arkansas to the union of Virgil Mitchell, Sr., and Eather Goza Mitchell.
Intelligent, and fiercely loyal, she formed life-long friendships with many classmates of Peake High School, and special family ties with her immediate siblings. Curious and excited about the possibilities of a life outside of Arkansas, Mildred graduated from Peake High School and left for California where she was an employee of the City of Los Angeles for 35 years until she retired.
She moved back to Arkansas to be closer to her family, friends and community which had first inspired her to seek out a well-rounded and fulfilling life. "Lucy" as she was lovingly called by family and friends became a member of West Gum Springs COGIC. She served as vice president of the Department of Women's Ministry, vice president of Hospitality, president of Mother's Board and vice president of the Usher Board.
She enjoyed and lived a simple life. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and reminiscing about the past. She enjoyed working in the church just as much as she enjoyed dressing down in order to dredge through foliage for a better fishing spot at the water's edge.
Traveling was her favorite pastime. Whether it was by land, sea or rail; if it was trip you could always count her in. She would spend hours watching Sci-Fi Movies and of course she loved to cook. Her greatest attribute was her beautiful smile.
On Friday, December 1, 2017 Mildred surrendered her soul and now rests. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Wallace Mitchell, her husband Quincy Holland and niece Cindy Brim Lawson.
She leaves three children: Tommy Mitchell of Curtis, AR, Sophia Mitchell of , San Bernardino, CA and Kennisha Holland of Curtis, AR; six grandchildren, Erica, Kimberly, Jonathan, Toyisha, Eric and Ah'mere; five great-grandchildren, Ahmira, Dailen, Kysen, Taryiah and Toiana-Lynn; five sisters, Cozetta Duncan of Lansing, MI, Yvonne Harris of Lansing, MI, Snowrene Mitchell of Lansing, MI, Everlene (Kevin) Kenney of Lansing, MI, and Sandra Brim of Curtis, AR; three brothers, Wayne Mitchell of Hesperia, CA, Theopolis (Helen) Mitchell of Lansing, MI and Virgil Mitchell, Jr., of Mt. Pine, AR. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the West Gum Springs COGIC family.