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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Gwame Mizzelle

Gwame Durant "Coach" Mizzelle

Friday, October 8th, 1971 - Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Gwame Durant Mizzelle, of Accomac, Virginia, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Riverside Regional Medical Center at the Pavillon in Newport News, Virginia. He was born October 8, 1971 in Nassawadox, Virginia to George and Eula Mizzelle.

Gwame was educated in the Accomack County Public School system. He was a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. There, Gwame played football for the Elizabeth City Vikings and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

As a youth, Gwame joined St. Luke AME Church in Daugherty, Virginia. He served his church in many capacities, beginning as a Junior Usher, a Trustee, and member of the choir. His favorite scripture was Psalm 27.

Gwame was united in holy matrimony to Tyronda Poulson Mizzelle on April 15, 2006. They have three children, Jha’Tavius, Jhamir and Gabrianna. He loved his family, friends, and the kids he taught and coached, and they loved him too. He would do anything for anybody, he had a very sweet and kind heart. Gwame was a social bee and he knew so many people. He was a good husband, father, teacher, mentor, coach, frat brother, and friend to many. He has made such an impact on so many lives and will be truly missed but never forgotten. He served his community through his public service with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., NAACP, the American Red Cross, and voter registration.

Gwame lived in Alexandria, Virginia for five years. He was a Sales Consultant with Sheehy Honda in Alexandria and Springfield. He later moved back to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and worked for Accomack County Public schools for ten years. Gwame was the head JV Football coach at Nandua High School and the football coach for the Lions at Accomack County Parks and Recreation. He was also the basketball coach at Nandua Middle School; his team was undefeated. For two years, he worked for the Department of Agriculture, as a USDA Inspector and at the Eastern Shore Community College, as a success tutor.

Gwame leaves behind to cherish his memories: his wife Tyronda Poulson Mizzelle of Accomac, VA; children, Jha’Tavius, Jhamir, and Gabrianna; parents, George and Eula Mizzelle of Parksley, VA; brother, Gregory Mizzelle, Sr. (Andrea) of Pocomoke, MD; favorite cousin, who was like his brother, Lamont White (Cindy) of DE; uncles, Dr. Harvey White, Felton White, James Mizzelle, and John Mizzelle; aunts, Carolyn Williams (Derek), Denise Johnson (Nathan, Anne Powell, Lillian Satterfield, and Martha Price; mother and father-in-law, Emerson and Phyllis Poulson of Onley, VA; sister-in-law, Lolita Utley (Alvin) of Washington, DC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Nandua High School
    26350 Lankford Hwy.
    ONLEY, VA 23301
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 1:00pm
    Nandua High School
    26350 Lankford Hwy.
    ONLEY, VA 23301
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    Rev. Herbert Gibbs
  • Interment

    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, December 1st, 2019 1:00pm
    Fairview Lawn Cemetery
    Hill St.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
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Reginald Worlds

Posted at 08:53pm
Gwame was always positive and upbeat regardless of the situation. When we were in college we had some ups and downs but he always made me know we could conquer the world. My condolences to the family and keeping you in my prayers.

Ethel Font

Posted at 06:54pm
Gwame was like my son to me. My sons grew up with him. He always called me mom. They shared each other homes. Eula and I called each other sister. She, And her family has been there for me with the passing of my son, mother, father and other immediate family members for loyal support. I will surely miss him. RIP son!

Cynthia Smith

Posted at 02:08pm
To Mr.& Mrs. George Mizzelle and Tyronda Mizzelle and Family. Our deepest condolences to the family. I was shocked when I heard about the passing of my dear friend and brother Gwame. Gwame and I have been friends since we were little kids going to the babysitters (Ma Collins. Gwame and I always would sit back and laugh at the memories that we had as children when Ma Collins would put Vaseline on our faces before we went home and our little faces were shining from the Vaseline. Gwame was a dear friend who was always there to talk too. I will definitely miss seeing him and talking to him at church on Sundays. Please continue to keep God in your prayers.

Cynthia Smith (Timothy) & ( Douglas and Mrs. Martha L. White)

Michael A. Myrick, #6 - Spr. 92: SOS [BZ]

Posted at 10:13am
#9 was a special brother to all of us. We never had to wonder what he was thinking and we never had to wonder if he loved us. I will miss him!
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Posted at 01:30am
The Moses C. and Bertha A. Taylor Family send sincere condolences to our cousins, especially to his mother Cousin Eula. We will keep the Family in constant prayer🙏 Embrace all the loving memories of your husband, father, son, and nephew❤️

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