Annie Laura Boykin Mizzelle

Annie Laura Boykin Mizzelle

Annie Laura Boykin Mizzelle
June 10, 1933 – June 2, 2019

Wendell – Annie Mizzelle, a long-time resident of Wendell, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home Sunday morning.

Annie was a strong Christian lady known for her love of the Lord, her boldness in sharing the Gospel, and her strength as a prayer warrior. She will be remembered for her love for singing songs about Jesus and her art for story-telling. She always had a scripture on her lips and a song in her heart. She had a deep love for her family and they all adored her. Her family is forever grateful for the great example of a faithful servant of the Lord that she was. Although we mourn our loss of her here on Earth we rejoice that heaven has received her and she is now singing with the angels.

Annie is survived by her son, Jack Dempsey Mizzelle, Jr., his fiancée Debbie Wagner, daughter, Debbie Mizzelle Marshburn, son-in-law Robert Marshburn, grand-daughters Lesley Rackley and Amanda Allen, their husbands Christopher Rackley and Jeremy Allen, as well as great-grandchildren Nathaniel, Noah, Elizabeth, Luke, Austen & Samuel.

She was born in Wilson county to the late Shelton and Nancy Boykin. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack D. Mizzelle, Sr., an infant son, brothers Pete, Earl, James, and Vernon Boykin as well as sisters Mildred Boykin Raper and Mavis Boykin Eudy.

The family would like to thank her loving Caregivers: Dee Amos, Ada Sorrell, Lucille Witt, Ginger Hinnant, Ginger Oglesby, Jane Snell, Linda Dannenfelser, Janet Lively, LaQuita Lively and her beloved hairdresser Jane Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to Beyond the Gate Ministries, 6916 Lake Myra Road, Wendell, NC 27591 or online at to continue to spread the message of the Gospel throughout the world.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, June 9th from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of her life at 3:00 p.m. at Strickland’s Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. There will be a private family graveside service at Gethsemane.


  • Gail and Jim Germann Posted June 5, 2019 2:03 pm

    Debbie and Family, Jim and I are so sorry for your loss of sweet Annie. Praying for comfort at this time and the days forward.

  • Janet Lively Posted June 5, 2019 2:06 pm

    Annie is great lady she made us smile even when she was sick she had joke or 2 I fell in love with her first day we met ..she made us in peace sassy

  • Laquita lively Posted June 5, 2019 2:06 pm

    She was definitely one of a kind and well loved. I will see rely miss her and my hear and prayers go out for the family.

  • Trixie Perry Posted June 5, 2019 4:44 pm

    Debbie, Robert, Jack and Family-

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. I pray you will all find peace and comfort in the days to come. Take care

  • Debbie Phillips Posted June 6, 2019 3:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  • Pam and Bill Rose Posted June 7, 2019 2:27 pm

    Debbie, your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Annette Adams Posted June 7, 2019 5:34 pm

    A sweet Godly woman❤️ Celebrating in Heaven with our heavenly Father

  • Frances Byrd Posted June 7, 2019 10:41 pm

    Debbie and family, I’m so very sorry that your mom has gone to join the heavenly choir. I rejoice that you have so many beautiful memories to cherish. I know that you will forever miss her as I still miss my dad but they were just tired and ready. Sending our love and hugs to you and your sweet family. Ricky and Frances Byrd

  • Mary Hane Warfel Posted June 7, 2019 11:23 pm

    Debbie, Robert and family. So sorry for your loss. I will remember her in my prayers and you and your family as well. My deepest sympathy and prayers.

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