NEWPORT NEWS - Mary Lucille Harris Raper Mixon, 90, passed away after an extended illness, Monday, April 23, 2012.
Lucille received a BA in English, French, and History from East Carolina University and a master's degree in Education from William and Mary. She taught in North Carolina from 1942-43 and in Newport News from 1943-1985. She was a member of the Newport News Education Association, the Virginia Education Association, the National Education Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma. Lucille's great loves were animals, gardening, and most of all her family.
She was preceded in death by her spouses, Jasper Mebane Raper, Henry C. Mixon; sisters, Ada Corn, Maude Brock, Louise Huff; and brother, Joseph Harris.
Survivors include her children, William Mebane Raper and his wife, Susan, Mary Lou Raper Toole and her husband, John, John Steven Raper; sister, Helen Harris Kemp; grandchildren, Hansford Dawn Raper Post and her husband, Christopher, Mary Jennifer Toole, Candace Marie Toole; great-grandchildren, Rosemary Lucille Watson, Katie Marie Seitz; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, April 28, at Peninsula Memorial Park.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.