Sister Isabella Mims Todd was born, August 11, 1925, to the late Henry and Ebbie Allen Mims. Sister Todd was the wife of 49 years to the late Andy Mack Todd. To their union was birthed 5 children: Tecora, Donnell, Micheal, Amos and Nora. Sister Todd went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Sister Isabella Mims Todd was a life member of Rock Hill Baptist Church #1 (RHBC #1), where she served faithfully and held the longest membership. She was also a granddaughter of the late Tobie Allen, who was one of the founding members and first deacons of RHBC #1. Sister Todd served the church as an Usher, Sunday School teacher, on the Sick Committee and Kitchen Committee. She sang on the Do Re Mi Choir, Gospel Choir and the Senior Choir. She was a member of the Missionary for 70 years and served as President of the Missionary for 44 years, first elected in 1973. Sister Todd attended the Rock Hill School as a child and worked in the school cafeteria, the school was located in the vacant lot next door to the present church.
Sister Todd also served faithfully with the Enoree River Baptist Association Women’s Ministry as a Chaplain, on the nominations committee and banquet committee. She also served as Treasurer for the Sally Barksdale Scholarship Fund. She was an active participant in the Union meetings, the Baptist Women’s Conventions, and the Baptist Congress of Christian Education. She traveled from place to place representing RHBC# 1, always with a caring spirit for the betterment of her church.
Left to cherish Sister Todd’s fond memories are her three children: Donnell Todd, Amos Todd and Nora (Eric) Sullivan, all of Greenville, South Carolina; one granddaughter; LaErica ( Martinis) Dendy; five grandsons; Jermain ( Angela) Todd, DeVon Todd, Thomas (Barbara) Todd, Jose Davis and Quincey Sullivan; thirteen great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; one sister in law, Nanie Mae Mims; a host of other relatives and friends.
Sister Todd was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Mack Todd; one daughter, Annie Tecora Davis; one son, Michael Lewis Todd; three brothers, Rev. James Mims, Rev. Silas Mims and Paul Mims; two sisters, Minnie Ruth Booker and Ella Mae Watson.
Sister Todd’s motto was formed through the songs she loved: “I have had my share of ups and downs and I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and I won’t give up now.” May the work Sister Todd has done, the life she lived and the service she gave, speak for her.