Mary Effa Savage Mizelle passed away October 2, 2015. Born in Suffolk in 1917 to Cornelius & Hattie Savage, she was married to the late Roy C Mizelle. She is survived by her children Bob & Judy Mizelle, and Betty & Jim Rissmiller, six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren as well as sister-in-law Almeda McBride, numerous cousins, nephews and one niece. She was predeceased by two brothers, Floyd & Edgar Savage, and one great-grandchild.
Mary Effa was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Christian Church, retired from Obici Hospital after many years of service, and was an accomplished seamstress. Mrs. Mizelle was a member of the Bethlehem Ruritan Club.
A celebration of her life will be at Bethlehem Christian Church on October 4, 2015 at 3 pm with Rev. Matt Winters and Rev. James Rissmiller officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Rd, Suffolk VA 23434. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 3, 2015

Mary Effa Mizelle