Funeral services were held on 11/15/2022 at Memory Chapel of Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary, with a burial following at Riverside National Cemetery. Final arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Ragsdale Mortuary.
Flossie Mae Mitchell Gipson, known as Florence or Flo to many, was born on July 16, 1936, in Wewoka, Oklahoma, out of the union of Jessie Mitchell Sr. and Leola Henderson Mitchell. Florence was the last survivor of 8 children. She graduated from Douglas High School in Wewoka, Oklahoma, in 1955.
Florence came to California in the late ’60s. She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years until she retired, as a Labor and Delivery nurse, delivering her Great-Niece, daughter of Gail Gipson. She loved being a nurse; that is all she would talk about.
Florence was married to Albert Gipson Jr., known to many as Gip; he died in 1989. No children were born in this union, but Auntie was the mother of many children starting with Richard Gipson Jr., April Gipson, Tanosha Bodiford, Anthony Foresta, Dante Corde, and so many other children.
Florence passed on October 24, 2022. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Leola Mitchell; her siblings Bennie Mitchell, Willie Mitchell, Jessie Mitchell, Jo Arlie Herd, Violine Corde, Shirley Rucks, and Herlena Kemp. She leaves to mourn her close friend Jaime Novella of Mexico; Nieces Gail Gipson of San Diego, Rhonda Buch of Mission Viejo, Joyce Felix of Texas, Victoria Johnson of Georgia, Kathleen Farmer of Manor, TX, Sandra Simpson of Manor, TX and Sherri Corde of Stanton, CA; Nephews Donnell Brown of Las Vegas and Duane Farmer of Virginia; and a host of great and great-great nieces whom she loved dearly, and they loved her too.
Her caregivers, Lien and Lisa of Orange County, thank you both for all you did to make our Auntie comfortable because she was a fighter. To all her 1st and 2nd cousins, who she loved so much, close friends, and family.