Gwame Durant Mizzelle, of Accomac, Virginia, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Riverside Regional Medical Center at the Pavillon in Newport News, Virginia. He was born October 8, 1971 in Nassawadox, Virginia to George and Eula Mizzelle.
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Gwame was educated in the Accomack County Public School system. He was a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. There, Gwame played football for the Elizabeth City Vikings and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
As a youth, Gwame joined St. Luke AME Church in Daugherty, Virginia. He served his church in many capacities, beginning as a Junior Usher, a Trustee, and member of the choir. His favorite scripture was Psalm 27.
Gwame was united in holy matrimony to Tyronda Poulson Mizzelle on April 15, 2006. They have three children, Jha’Tavius, Jhamir and Gabrianna. He loved his family, friends, and the kids he taught and coached, and they loved him too. He would do anything for anybody, he had a very sweet and kind heart. Gwame was a social bee and he knew so many people. He was a good husband, father, teacher, mentor, coach, frat brother, and friend to many. He has made such an impact on so many lives and will be truly missed but never forgotten. He served his community through his public service with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., NAACP, the American Red Cross, and voter registration.
Gwame lived in Alexandria, Virginia for five years. He was a Sales Consultant with Sheehy Honda in Alexandria and Springfield. He later moved back to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and worked for Accomack County Public schools for ten years. Gwame was the head JV Football coach at Nandua High School and the football coach for the Lions at Accomack County Parks and Recreation. He was also the basketball coach at Nandua Middle School; his team was undefeated. For two years, he worked for the Department of Agriculture, as a USDA Inspector and at the Eastern Shore Community College, as a success tutor.
Gwame leaves behind to cherish his memories: his wife Tyronda Poulson Mizzelle of Accomac, VA; children, Jha’Tavius, Jhamir, and Gabrianna; parents, George and Eula Mizzelle of Parksley, VA; brother, Gregory Mizzelle, Sr. (Andrea) of Pocomoke, MD; favorite cousin, who was like his brother, Lamont White (Cindy) of DE; uncles, Dr. Harvey White, Felton White, James Mizzelle, and John Mizzelle; aunts, Carolyn Williams (Derek), Denise Johnson (Nathan, Anne Powell, Lillian Satterfield, and Martha Price; mother and father-in-law, Emerson and Phyllis Poulson of Onley, VA; sister-in-law, Lolita Utley (Alvin) of Washington, DC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.