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In Memory of

Inez Benson Mims

January 4, 1923 - March 12, 2017

Obituary


Inez Benson Mims passed away peacefully in her home, March 12, 2017, at the age of 94. She will be remembered as a loving, caring wife, mother, and friend, as a woman of deep and unwavering faith who lived her life for others.
Inez was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 4, 1923, the only daughter of Arthur Benson and Eloise Paxton. Orphaned by her fifth birthday, she was reared in Houston by her grandmother and doting aunts. She attended Lamar Elementary, Marshall Junior High, and Jeff Davis High School prior to Rice Institute....

Inez Benson Mims passed away peacefully in her home, March 12, 2017, at the age of 94. She will be remembered as a loving, caring wife, mother, and friend, as a woman of deep and unwavering faith who lived her life for others.
Inez was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 4, 1923, the only daughter of Arthur Benson and Eloise Paxton. Orphaned by her fifth birthday, she was reared in Houston by her grandmother and doting aunts. She attended Lamar Elementary, Marshall Junior High, and Jeff Davis High School prior to Rice Institute. She excelled as a student, winning the American Legion Award in Junior High School. Inez met Joseph Edgar Mims, her beloved husband of 72 years, their sophomore year of high school, and they married at the beginning of their senior year of college. They graduated in absentia from Rice in May 1943, having left in March for his Navy training.
Inez enjoyed and led a full family life with her focus on education and faith. She taught Sunday school, played the piano, and participated in visitation and outreach programs. Inez determined early in life that she wished to rear a large and happy Christian family, with every one graduating college. She was the organizer and conscience for her large family as she managed transfers to many locations where Shell sent her husband for pipeline engineering, construction, and operations duties in Springfield, Missouri, Casper, Wyoming, Cushing, Oklahoma, Austin, Texas, Toronto, Ontario, and Houston, Texas.
Inez is predeceased by Joseph Edgar Mims and daughter Kathleen Ann Mims. She is survived by Joseph Edgar's siblings George Ellis Mims and spouse Leslie Mims and sister Rachel Talbert. She is also survived by children and spouses: Patricia Annette Mims, Joe and Nory Mims, Paul Mims and Katherine Crooks, Sue and Fred Fairs, Don and Martha Pritchett Mims, Peter and Martha Ramos Mims, Laurie Eileen Mims. She is fondly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family is grateful for the loving calls and visits of relatives and friends, neighbors, and church members to Inez and Joe through the years. Also, the affectionate attention of Care Innovations and caregivers Rebecca, Gail, Charlotte, Tamara, Bobbie, and Daijah.
The funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, 502 Eldridge Rd,77478, on Saturday, March 18, at 1:30 PM. At noon in the fellowship hall, the family will greet relatives and friends at a reception prior to the service at the church. Those wishing to are encouraged to make donations to First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, The Inez Benson and Joseph Edgar Mims Scholarship at Rice University, or charity of choice.