Eloise spent the first half of her life being a successful wife, mother and homemaker to her husband and three children. She and Ed moved to Houston, Texas in 1971 where Eloise eventually opened boutiques in several locations including Memorial, Sharpstown Mall and Westwood Mall. She was a successful business woman as well as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Eloise is the beloved mother of Odell (Jerry) Waid of Birmingham, Alabama, Mickey (Lynda) Mixon of Sugar Land, Texas and Karen (Dwight) Cook of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by Grandchildren, Misty (Coniel) Harris of Spanish Fort, Alabama, Laura Lynn (Mark) Love of Birmingham, Alabama, Grandson, Ted (Bonnie) Mixon of Rosenberg, Texas, Granddaughter Ashley (Randy) DeLay of Sugar Land, Texas, Grandson Kit Mixon of Houston, Texas, Granddaughter Christin (Jason) Zito of Nashville, Tennessee, Granddaughter Rebecca Cook of Houston, Texas, 9 Great Grandchildren; Lauren Harris, Cora DeLay, Judson Mixon, Rand DeLay, Carson Mixon, Peyton Delay, Mason Mixon, Grayson Mixon, and Addyson Mixon, and a sister, Christine Chambliss of Birmingham, Alabama and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Edward Dekalb Mixon, her parents Verda and Odell Prosch Chambliss, a sister Argentina "Tina" Hall, and a brother Alton V. Chambliss. Arrangements were handled by Hardin Family Funeral Home, 9034 Long Point Rd., Houston, TX 77055. The following tribute was written by Mickey Mixon, the son of Eloise: Eloise Mixon March 30,1925 - September 25, 2015 Smile. It was her smile that will be unforgettable. Eloise Mixon was a generous woman with her smile. She was a woman’s woman, a Southern woman, a kind woman and she was strikingly beautiful. With her children, Dell, Mickey and Karen, she lived an example of hard work and a Christian testimony. Each grew to be an outstanding entrepreneur, following her as she modeled out her bold faith in her own women’s shop, A Beautiful Idea, where she catered to women of all shapes and sizes.
Time has shown she was a resource for women in need of help. She knew that sometimes being a woman is hard. She showed her generosity in helping support others through their hard times. Not one to draw attention to herself, she just quietly loved people. She loved Ed and she remained his faithful companion for 55 years. With a long list of grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was always there to listen and make you laugh. Eloise kept her childlike heart barely hidden. She was a lover of nature and especially the sun where she found great inspiration and comfort. Whether at the beach or examining backyard treetops or a tiny lizard, she delighted in all the energy and joy found in the presence of God’s creation. It was here she smiled most, reflecting His perfect joy in her, His child. Today she is smiling down on us all. Thank you Eloise for sharing your life and love with us!
[Editor's Comment: It is a special honor for me to pay tribute to a beautiful Christian lady, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Eloise Chambliss Mixon and her husband, Ed Mixon, were my mentors when I was a teenager growing up in the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Birmingham, AL. They were good listeners and I often went over to their home to talk about the friends I had, the girls I dated, and the work I had with the Southern Railroad. They seemed to understand me and encouraged me to follow the leading of the Lord for my life's calling. Eloise was a true Southern Belle, a genuine Christian lady who was a role model for the girls in our neighborhood and at our church. She knew how to laugh and make me feel at ease around her.
She knew how to cry when things were not going well in my life. She taught me good manners and how to show respect for every person. Eloise loved her children and imparted to them Christian virtues and values of life. She was generous and loving. When she saw a need she endeavored to help meet that need for others. Eloise and Ed invested in the radio ministry that God gave me in Birmingham called "Today with God"--a five minute radio broadcast at prime drive time--5:50 p. m. They purchased the latest in recording equipment so I could record all my broadcasts at my home.
Their son-in-law, Dwight Cook, known as Shot Gun Cook, the leading Disc Jockey in Houston, was my radio announcer, and later was my producer. He and his wife, Karen, created and built a very successful business called SoundWorks – ADR & Post Production.
Odel Mixon Waid and her husband, Jerry, were faithful and loyal members of Good Shepherd Pentecostal Holiness Church while I was the pastor. Jerry was a deacon and helped me with the negotiations to sell our downtown church property to Alabama Power Company. Dell and Jerry have the gift of hospitality and offered their home on Friday nights for a Bible study that attracted a number of people during the Charismatic Movement. They were interested in world missions and especially Israel and gave generously to support our missionaries there. I truly believe that Eloise in in heaven today and reunited with the love of her life, Ed. More importantly she has seen Jesus and He has welcomed her with open arms into His Father's House. Our hearts go out to the family in their time of grief and sorrow. May the Holy Spirit be their Comfort and strength. We thank God for the life and legacy of Eloise Chambliss Mixon.
P. S. I want to apologize to Dell, Mickey and Karen and their respective families for the Internet glitch with our web server that failed to publish this article on time. I was highly embarrassed. However, I am grateful for my webmaster, Mel Tinney, for working several days working with professional techs of the companies we use. This was a glitch he had not seen before in all the years of his career in building websites and working with many clients. It may be that in the near future Mel Tinney will have to build Hugh's News a new website that has built in it all the technical advances and safeguards that were not available when this website was built a number of years ago. That will cost money. Here is where I will need the help of my readers and subscribers. In everything we have done we started without any money, but God always provided exactly what we have needed. I know that God will be faithful to me and Hugh's News. We are in this ministry for the long haul. It is God by His marvelous grace Who sustains this electronic ministry that serves IPHC Ministries and the body of Christ worldwide. I want to thank all of you who have been patient and have stayed with us as loyal and faithful subscribers.
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Posted on Sun, October 4, 2015 by Hugh Morgan