A TIME TO BE BORN
Norma Delores Culmer Mims was bom on November 3,1933,to Dorothy
Poitier Culmer and George Winfield Culmer,she was the first grandchild of
Edward and Margret Culmer and Arementa Mae Cash and James Poitier.
A TIME TO LEARN
Norma attended Phillis Wheatley,Liberty City Elementary,Dorsey High and
Northwestern High School.Norma furthered her studies at Lindsey Hopkins,
Sunlight Beauty School,Miami Dade College,Shaw University,Nova
University,University of Miami, University of Florida, Barry University, St.
Thomas University and Florida Intemational University.Norma earmed the
following:Associate of Arts,Bachelor of Arts,Masters in Social Work,
Educational Specialist, and Certification as Counselor. Norma’s most treasured
degree was her association with Jesus!
A TIME TO LOVE AND NURTURE
Norma met her childhood sweetheart at the age of thirteen. He turned out to be
her big brother, friend and lover, Richard Dixon Mims, Jr.Richard and Norma
shared many things through the years; their relationship lasted a lifetime.
Their relationship spawned five beautiful children: Rosalyn Delores,Ronda
Lavem,Regina Dorothea,Roland Henry and Robin Darcell.Norma was also
mother to Richard Dixon Mims III. Our mother was the disciplinarian in our
household and expected us to always obey and respect her.
ATIME TO SERVE
Norma was a Member of St. James AME Church. She was a Member of Class
＃36 under the leadership of Ms.M.Dorsaint.Norma served on Stewardess
Board #3. In 1993,Norma started the ORITA- Rite of passage program with
African roots for the young men of the church. Norma served as their leader
umtil her health failed. Norma also maintained membership at the Historic St.
Agnes Episcopal Church,her childhood church. Norma was a member of Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority,Inc.,Beta Tau Chapter,Miami, Florida. Norma also
volunteered as Guardian Ad Litem for Miami Dade County Courts.
Norma worked for Miami Dade County Public Schools. Norma taught at a
number of schools: Citrus Grove Elementary, Melrose Elementary, Earlington
Heights Elementary,Shadowlawn Elementary and Jann Mann Opportunity
School,retiring from Lillie C.Evans Elementary School as a Guidance
Counselor.Norma’s Teaching/Coumselling career covered 30 plus years.After
retiring,Norma volunteered at Norwood Elementary School.
As Norma aged, her health began to fail, she was taken care of by her daughters,
living with Robin, her baby.
A TIME TO MOURN
Norma leaves to moum her passing: daughters, Ronda,Regina, Robin,
step-daughter, Patricia (Norris), daughter in law, Jonnifer, goddaughter, Jasmine
Lattimore; Norma is preceded in death by her husband,Richard Dixon Mims,
Jr.,and three children;Roland Henry,Richard III and Rosalyn James. Norma
leaves four siblings; George Culmer (Henrietta), Dwight (Wilmet),Herbert and
Charlene (Alfonso).Siblings preceding her in death;Barbara Johnson,Cynthia
Hall,Julia Ray and Francis Blye. Grandchildren:Donndra,LaTonda,LaToya
（Max),Roderica (Benjamin),Shannon,Andre (Rita),Rasheema,Yanae,
Lawrence,Jakiya,and Raniya.Great grandchildren:Antwanette(Keith),Travis,
Christopher,Jordan,Jaida,Andre,Bria,Justin,Andres,Max,and Delman Jr.
Great Great Grands,nieces and nephews.Special children,Danielle,Corey and
Lil Regina.A brother,Samuel Murphy,and a host of sorrowing relatives and
- Culmer Mims
- Ronda, Regina and Robin Mims
- Hall, Ferguson, Hewitt Mortuary
- 3-7:00 PM
St. James AME Church
1845 NW 65th Street
Miami, Florida 33147
- 03/04/2022 at 10:00 AM
- Caballero Rivero Dade Memorial Park
1301 OpaLocka Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33167