Lili Mimms

Dr. Lili Leavell-Hayes Mimms

October 10, 1959 - March 16, 2013

Dr. Lili Ann Leavell-Mimms, 53, Indianapolis, IN. passed away March 16, 2013 at home with loved ones, after a brief illness.

Lili was born October 10, 1959 in Anderson, Indiana to Arnett T. Leavell Sr. and Lili Gholston Leavell. Baptized at an early age she was a lifelong member of Second Baptist Church. Lili was a strong woman of faith, always sharing a smile, she displayed kindness and heartfelt love for everyone she encountered. Lili credits her success to her belief in God, as well as a strong family support system, most notably her mother, husband and children. She resided in Indianapolis for 23 years.

At the age of six Lili knew she wanted to grow up and become a doctor, she succeeded! Lili graduated from Anderson High School, in Anderson, Indiana. She proceeded to receive her in B.A. Biology. She studied pre-medicine at Indiana University, Bloomington. The determined Lili graduated with Clinical Honors from Indiana University School of Medicine, and was "Intern of the Year" during her internship training at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She then trained and completed her Anesthesiology Residency and Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospital Systems, Ann Arbor,MI.

Dr. Lili worked as a Clinical Anesthesiologist for 22 years. She practiced Anesthesia and Pain management at St. Joseph/St. Vincent's Hospital in Kokako, Indiana. She was one of the founding members of Anesthesia Consultants of Indianapolis, and served as staff Anesthesiologist at Methodist Hospital for 16 years. She also had a special interest in Health & Wellness and Women's Health, and is CEO/ Medical Director of AnDar Biomedical, Inc.

Dr. Lili loved music and was an accomplished pianist serving in church ministry for several years. She loved gardening and she also treasured mentoring youth challenging them to reach their highest potential. Her success is evidenced by the fact that no less than six of her protégés have become doctors also. Dr, Lili was also a successful business woman and community advocate. She was awarded Who's Who in America, "Breakthrough Woman and Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2008, when she launched the Aesculapius Medical Spa & Wellness institute. She was chosen by Governor Mitch Daniels to serve as a Board member of the Interagency Council of Indiana State Department of Health. She also was a member of the Diversity Committee at Indiana University School of Medicine.

A few of Dr. Lili's memberships include: American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Hoosier State Medical Association, President, National Association of Women Business Owners and Jack & Jill, Inc., Indianapolis Chapter. Dr. Lili has also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army National Guard. She invented the Naso/Gastric apparatus, patent no. 5,674,193. Fluent in English and Spanish, she enjoyed art, jazz, and playing piano for relaxation.

Dr. Lili was a very proud, nurturing and loving wife, mother, sister and daughter. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Kevin Darnell Mimms Sr. Children: Keli Denise Hayes, Courtland Leavell Hayes and Cameron Lawrence Hayes and step-son Kevin Darnell Mimms Jr. Brothers: Arnett Leavell Jr., Dean Leavell. Sister: Gaye Leavell Johnson (Calvin Johnson Sr.). Grandchildren: Kevin Darnell Mimms III, Kywin Mimms and God-Son Justus Belton. Nieces: Nanette Brooks, Dr. Charisse Johnson, Camille Johnson, Esq., Amber Leavell. Nephews Arnett Leavell, III (Renae), Leslie Leavell (Jennifer), Dean Michael Allen Leavell, II, Calvin Johnson, Jr. Great-nieces and nephews: Bethany Brooks, Aaron Brooks, Mason Brooks, James Dixon, Chelsea Dixon, Timothy Leavell, Elesa Leavell, Taylor Lane, Langston Leavell, and Mikelah Taylor. Cousins, hundreds of friends, colleagues and a huge church family.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents; her mother, Lily Bell Gholston Leavell and father Arnett Thomas Leavell Sr.

A Visitation in Indianapolis will be Friday, 5:00-8:00 PM at The Church at The Crossing, 9111 Haverstick, RD, Indianapolis, IN. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 O'clock Saturday at 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, 230 West 14th Street,Anderson, In. 46016. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to services. Rev. William O Neal will officiate. Internment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to L.C. May Funeral Services , Anderson, IN.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 21, 2013