Mineva J. West

09/08/1937 - 05/27/2022

Obituary For Mineva J. West

The funeral services for the late Mrs. Mineva West of Ashburn, Georgia, who departed this life on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Westbury Center of McDonough for Nursing and Healing in McDonough, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. from the Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Ashburn, Georgia, with the Pastor, Reverend Calvin Wells, Presiding and Pastor Charles Anderson, delivering the Eulogy. Burial will follow in the Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ashburn, Georgia. Services may be viewed Facebook Live from the "Shipps Funeral Home" Facebook page or by clicking the Video Stream link on this site's Home Page.

Minnie Eva Johnson was born on September 8th, 1937, to the late Deacon Oliver & Sister Lola Mae Johnson in Fitzgerald, Georgia. At an early age her family moved to Rebecca, Georgia, where they became devoted members at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Mineva graduated at the top of her class from Eureka High School in Ashburn, Georgia. On December 23, 1956, she married Elijah “Bobby” West, Jr. and to this union they were blessed with two daughters, Daisy and Myra. Mineva furthered her education and attended Ben-Hill Irwin Technical School where she earned a degree and began a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. As a devoted wife and mother, she sacrificed much for the well-being of her family. Mineva also worked as a substitute teacher and a personal nurse aide to many families in Ashburn. She gave of her time to outreach programs and touched many lives. Mineva was indeed a pillar in her community! Mineva joined her husband and became a member at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, in Sycamore Georgia, where she served over 50 years. She was a member of the Deaconess Board, the Mother Board, President of the Church Choir and worked on other auxiliaries. Sister West served as President of the First District Union Youth & Women’s Department for many years and President of the Little River Missionary Association Women’s Auxiliary for twenty years. After the passing of her husband, Sister West relocated to Stockbridge, Georgia, and soon united with the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia, and served on the Mother’s Board, Women’s Ministry, and the Church Choir. Mineva’s health began to fail, and she became a resident at the Westbury Health Center. She was loved and admired by her fellow residents and the staff. In 2018, she received the award of Ms. Westbury Health Center! Sister West was known for being a praying woman at the Health Center and always sharing words of wisdom. Mineva had a passionate love for her family and enjoyed attending the Johnson, Nealy Family Reunions! On Friday, May 27, 2022, Sis. West answered the call of her Savior and was granted complete healing as she was called to her Heavenly home. Preceding her in death was her husband Bobby in 2002, her parents, Oliver & Lola Mae Johnson, siblings, Willie Frank, Johnny and OJ Johnson, Wylene Walton, two nieces, Maylene Johnson-Wilson and Jackie Johnson-White. Those left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Daisy “Von” West of Decatur, Georgia, and Myra (Wallace, Jr.) Edge of Riverdale, Georgia; five grandchildren, Elijah & Monique DuBose and Nikelle, Jason & Patrick Edge; six great-grandchildren, loving nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, dear friends, Geneva Jackson and Mamie Cushion, along with many others. Viewing/visitation will be on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Guest Book

I want to say a true legend of God has swept away with all the blessings to alot of people around the world. From the late Rev James and Artevia Hill family we send our condolences and prayers to Myra and Von and family webstill have you all in our hearts and we love you the same from yesterday until today.

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No matter how long our parents live or their ailments, we never want to let them go but our love and God's love eases the pain. Your cousin Geraldine

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Sending prayers to the Family Joan Lawson Mitchel and family

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Mrs. West was one of the sweetest,no nonsense,ladies you would ever want to meet. I have very fond memories of being in her presence. So sorry for your loss Myra and Daisy. I hope you are comforted by the many memories you had with her.

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My condolences to the family. May Ms. Mineva Rest in Paradise. Queen Carithers

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Our loving thoughts and prayers to your family. Kim, Dave, Vickie, Amy, Kimberly (Marriott family)

- Kimberly Cagle

The General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. Extends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Sis. Minerva West, a dedicated and committed worker with our convention over the years. GMBC of Georgia, Inc,

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So very sorry to hear of Mineva's passing; she worked with me years ago at Eureka. Praying for your continued strength in the Lord. God bless you all. Mary Taylor (Edge) and Family

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Mrs. West was my mother's roommate at Westbury. She will surely be missed. May your fond memories of her bring you comfort in the days ahead. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers. Family of Marjorie Storey (23A) Westbury of McDonough

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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