THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Rivers "Mimi" Joesbury, 87, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at her residence after a valiant struggle with cancer.
Mrs. Joesbury was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County. She was a devoted wife to Al "Joe" Joesbury for 49 years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1993.
Mrs. Joesbury is survived by three children, Michael A. Joesbury, David W. Joesbury, and Laura A. Joesbury-Cook. Mrs. Joesbury is also survived by five grandchildren, Rob A. Joesbury, Tom J. Joesbury, Jack W. Joesbury, Leslie J. Harper, and Dave W. Joesbury; two daughters-in-law, Linda Joesbury and Jeanie Joesbury; and one son-in-law, Virgil Cook.
Mrs. Joesbury was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Thomson, where she was a member of the JOY Sunday School Class and the Margaret Twilley UMW Circle. Mrs. Joesbury was also a member of the Captain John Wilson Chapter of the DAR in McDuffie County. She graduated from the Georgia State College for Women in 1943 and worked at Camp Gordon upon graduation from college. She was an avid bridge player for more than 50 years and took pride in her home and her children. She loved gardening, cooking, and was a loving and devoted mother.
A special thanks from the family is extended to Mrs. Joesbury's caregivers, Mary Hatcher of Thomson and Carol Whitaker of Trinity Hospice of Augusta.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, February 11, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Thomson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Thomson First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Thomson, Ga. 30824.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.