100 candle cupcake 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/3/14) – The Kentucky State Senate today adjourned in honor of Corria Mimms upon the occasion of her 100th birthday.


“I could not let today go by without honoring Mrs. Mimms,” said Senator Jerry P. Rhaods, D-Madisonville, who sponsored Senate Resolution 108 honoring Mimms.  “Not only are we recognizing Mrs. Mimms on her birthday, but also for her decades of public service in the teaching of students.”

Mrs. Mimms, a native Kentuckian of Hopkins County for the past 93 years, was born on Feb 3, 1914.  

In 1956, she attended the commencement ceremony for her son, Ronald, at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. 

Following that ceremony, they immediately drove to her own commencement at Morehouse College in Atlanta, accomplishing a rare feat of mother and son graduating from college in the same year.  

Retired from the Earlington Public School System, she taught fourth grade for 30 years. 

Her husband, the late Lester Mimms, was the first African American to be appointed principal of an integrated public school in Kentucky.  

Active in her community, Mrs. Mimms played piano for Mount Zion Baptist Church choirs for more than 80 years, and she volunteered at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville for three decades.  

Senator Rhoads is pleased to report that she remains in good health to this day.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Leslie Caudill

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 17,798.49
-14.90 (-0.08%)    
2 S&P 2,090.11
+1.24 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,127.52
+11.38 (0.22%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

Dunkerson Named Student of the Month

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/15) — Madisonville Community College is pleased to announce the selection of Anna E. Dunkerson… Read More

Pilgrims’ Story Shared with Brighton Residents, Staff

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/15) ― As Brighton Cornerstone’s employees celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a potluck… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 10001

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8755

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7601

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4613

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3258

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15785

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14465

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 26, 2015 2370

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 2331

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 1988

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1536

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 934

First United Bancorp Set to Purchase Town &…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 891

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 786

Hooked on Science - Pinecone Hygrometer

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 748

Farm City Breakfast Recognizes Importance of…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 649

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News