Mitzi Lou Borel

Mitzi Lou Borel passed into the presence of Jesus on January 21, 2024. She died in her sleep at the Kansas City home she shared with her daughter Meredith, her son-in-law Joshua, and her grandson Luke. She also leaves her son Jim, her daughter-in-law Lyn, her grandsons Chris and Justin, her granddaughter-in-law Jessica, and her great-granddaughter Charlotte.

Mitzi was born in Saint Louis, MO to Lewis and Hilda Hagerman on Dec. 12, 1935. She had two brothers, Lewis and Brad. She first married James Williams, Sr. and later Joseph Borel.

Mitzi had many adventures in her life and many eclectic talents! She had many exciting stories from serving as one of the first female police officers in the State of Texas. She also served with the Methodist Church and was a mighty prayer warrior. She taught prevention classes through the Texas Commission on drug and alcohol abuse for a time. She also volunteered frequently at her children’s schools. In her last season of work, she became an area customer service manager at AT&T wireless, where she was much beloved for her optimism and enthusiasm. Even after retirement at age 78, she served faithfully as a volunteer staff person with All Nations Kansas City.

Mitzi got to travel extensively with her daughter Meredith, from Europe to Peru to South Africa to Jordan to Turkey. They had great adventures together! In her last season of life she was known by many as “Mimi,” as her grandson Luke named her. She spent hours in creative imaginative play with Luke, earning her place as one of his favorite people. She attended Navah Church with her family, and often shared wisdom and encouragement with her friends there.

When people describe Mitzi they use words like: caring, kind, spunky, gem, champion, funny, encouraging, fun, lovely, and gusto! She was also an overcomer. Despite her struggles in life, she stayed faithful to Jesus and overcame, with His help. What a powerful legacy! She will be greatly missed!


  1. Misty Cannom on February 7, 2024 at 9:08 pm

    My deepest condolences. I was blessed to have worked with Mitzi and get to know her at AT&T. She had a zeal for life and a spunk that reminded me of my grandmother in California. I enjoyed hearing about her work in police, it was amazing to see the span of her life experiences. We all know that being Saved by the grace of God and Blood of Jesus we will all meet again.

  2. Darlene Noble on February 7, 2024 at 9:16 pm

    My Condolences to The Family of my late Area Managers Mitzi Borel who touched my life deeply and our family at at&t. As I’m sitting in front of the at&t building, in this very moment. I’m reflecting on our Chrismas photo we took as upper management at the front the building. It was an amazing time I spent with her at work and also her home where she would have Christmas gathering for her team and managers team meetings at the country club of her residence. I thank TMH for all her chats with me. Especially about her life of travels and jewelry which was all so fascinating. When I bought my new house and a new car in the same week, I remembered going to her office in tears because my mom had already passed and I felt I had noone to share as a motherly figure. I remember her embracing me and she said i’m here for you ,so she said, tell me your great news and I remembered her being so excited, and my tears dried up immediately. I will never forget our moments.

    I pray TMH will comfort her family and friends in this time.


  3. Karen, Bill and Timothy Ahrens on February 21, 2024 at 11:24 am

    Our deepest condolences to Joshua, Meredith, Luke and all of Mitzi’s family. We are sorry for your loss and will be praying for your families in this season of grieving. We are thankful she got to see her Lord Jesus and fulfill that longing we all have in our hearts to know Him more intimately. Mitzi will be missed.

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