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Tolita Mitchell-McPhail

by Legacy News

Shreveport, LouisianaUSA

Died August 15, 2021

Age 66


Tolita Ross Mitchell McPhail, 66, of Shreveport, LA began eternal rest on August 15. She was born in New Orleans on August 29, 1954 to Earnestine Winters…

She graduated in 1974 from the segregated state school for black blind children, the Louisiana School for the Blind in Baton Rouge. She was an accomplished concert pianist and played the baritone in the school’s bands and ensembles…

Tolita joined the National Federation of the Blind in 1994, and served as the Caddo-Bossier Chapter President for more than a decade. She was elected to the state board in 2013, and in 2016, she was the recipient of The Jerry Hemphill Award…

Tolita had a huge heart, and enjoyed preparing Cajun and southern foods for anyone who needed a meal. She also enjoyed playing dominos and cards with family and friends.

Published in The Advocate

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“What an awesome story of her life. I would have loved to meet her and tasted some of her Cajun cuisine. My heart is with your family. May your memories of her last through many generations.”

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