"As President and CEO of Infirmary Health, I had the opportunity to work directly with Mimi in her voluntary role as Chairperson of the inaugural "Crystal Ball", our Foundation's largest single community fundraising event. Mimi's leadership of our committee and volunteers supporting this event was both motivational and professional. Her commitment to our organization's goal of improving the healthcare of our community resulted in hundreds of lives being impacted in a positive way. Mimi's selfless devotion to the needs of others is nothing short of inspirational."
President & CEO Infirmary Health
"As the Executive Director of the Dumas Wesley Community Center, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Mrs. Mimi Patrick for over a year in her role as a stand-out volunteer leader. During her work with the Dumas Wesley Center, Mrs. Patrick served as a key volunteer for a special event fundraiser (raising more than $20,000) as well as the chairperson for a local Girls Enrichment Ministry (GEMS) club. Mrs. Patrick's leadership and commitment were instrumental in the implementation of our Mom's Day Out program, serving dozens of homeless women and children residing at our Center. What sets Mrs. Patrick's programs apart is her unique ability to embrace the whole person in mind, body and spirit – serving everyone with dignity.
I have seen many volunteers come and go over the years, but Mrs. Patrick stands out as a volunteer who has made a real, tangible impact with her programs. She has, no doubt, touched untold lives. Thank you, Mimi, for being a catalyst for remarkable work in our community. Your combined efforts saved the agency thousands of man hours and transformed the lives of countless people. It's obvious to me that you have the heart of a servant leader, always ready to do good work that glorifies the Father. Please accept our gratitude for all you have done."
"MiMi Patrick truly has a heart for ministry to girls and women. Her inspiring leadership in women's conferences and Bible studies helps guide others toward a Christ-filled life."
Former Director Christian Education
Ashland Place United Methodist Church, Mobile, AL
(now serving as Director of Older Adult Ministry at APUMC)
"During our time at Ashland Place, Mimi you stood out in so many ways. Your gentle spirit was always so encouraging and loving to me that it is hard to even find words. But your work through and within the church was so much more than that. Your countenance was gentle but your words and actions of your faith were bold. With that boldness came a quiet and strong leader, able to shepherd others to be bold in their own faith walk. Teaching and leading came so natural for you and I was blessed to be under your leadership on multiple occasions. Most vivid is my memory of the women's conference. You were the sole seed-planter for an event that brought women spiritually and physically to their knees. Not only were you the catalyst for such an awakening but you were also able to gain and utilize the support of countless women, from the church and the community, to make it happen. I can say with confidence that Ashland Place UMC has not seen a gathering of such meaning and magnitude since that time. God moved mightily in the lives of all of the women, young and not so young, who were in attendance and you brought them into his presence.
I am thankful for your willingness to follow God's call...that your ears are open, ready to hear what God is calling you to do....that your heart is available to receive God's word and call....I am thankful for you. Your faithfulness and fullness in God fueled my own faithfulness and shepherded me to a more confident walk and I will always be grateful for that."Rev. Brennan & Patti Peacock
Ashland Place United Methodist Church