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Services Held for Lodi Mitchell

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Services Held for Lodi Mitchell

Minnie Ruth “Lodi” Herrod Mitchell entered the world on November 15, 1953 in Calvin America, born to Louise and Robert Herrod. Her second birth was on June 11, 1968. She was in Hillcrest Heart hospital when she was received into the arms of Jesus on July 29, 2021 at the age of 67.

Minnie attended and graduated from Calvin School. She briefly attended Eastern Oklahoma State College and later in life became an EMT. She also attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech to become an LPN and worked for Mission Hill Hospital for many years until retirement. Minnie was a lifelong member of Tookparfka Baptist Church where she enjoyed leading music during VBS, teaching Sunday School and planning plays and programs for holidays.

Throughout the years Minnie went on many mission trips to Florida, South Dakota, New Mexico and right here in Oklahoma. Minnie enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching action movies and loved reading, especially the Bible. In her youth, Minnie was an MVP for the Bravettes. The Muscogee Seminole Wichita Association was dear to her heart, she spent many a summer serving as a lead bartender in the pop stand, a nurse, a cook and a nursery worker. When there was no one else to take children to GA & RA (Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors) camp or Baptist Assembly, Minnie was always willing. She also served as the nurse at Indian Falls Creek.

Minnie is survived by her son, Joshua Harrison and significant other Theresa Prado of Shawnee, and her daughter Tina Washington and husband Tyrone Washington of Lima; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Minnie is preceded in death by her father Robert Herrod; mother Louise Herrod; four sisters; four brothers; and one daughter Roberta Harrison Edwards.

The family would like to thank everyone who has had a part in honoring Minnie’s life, and in bidding her farewell to her true heavenly home. Minnie was taken to the church from the funeral home at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 2nd . Wake services were at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 2nd , at Tookparfka Baptist Church in Calvin.

Funeral service was at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 3rd , at Tookparfka Baptist Church in Calvin. Internment was at the Herrod Family Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville, Oklahoma.