Mitzi John Fugate, 49, of St. Amant, Louisiana passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, with her family by her side.
Mitzi lost the battle to COVID.Mitzi was born March 23, 1972 in Jerseyville, Illinois to John and Betty (Long) Fugate. Mitzi was the youngest of five sisters. Mitzi is survived by Kimberly (Curtis) and Bruce Kendall of Pawnee, Illinois; Debra (Curtis) Fitzgibbons of Cottage Grove, Oregon; Penny (Fugate) Gauntt of Wood River, Illinois; and Pamela (Fugate) Hartley and Chey Hartley of Dow, Illinois.
Mitzi leaves behind a son, David John McCoy and his wife Kelsie (Hoffman) McCoy, in addition to three beautiful grandchildren, Reagan, Griffin and Henry McCoy, all of Jerseyville, Illinois. Mitzi’s extended family includes many adoring nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles. Mitzi is also survived by the love who brought her true happiness for more than six years, Curtis Ennis and their two dogs in St. Amant, Louisiana.Mitzi was preceded in death by an infant son, her parents John and Betty Fugate; a brother-in-law Marion Gauntt and her husband Scott Claxton.
Mitzi was happiest working with people. She enjoyed cooking. Her most valued role was being part of the team who fed the kids at Gilson Brown School in Alton, Illinois. She developed lifelong friendships and took pride in her work.Mitzi’s love of people was most evident in the kindness she showed to her friends and family. She adored her animals. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, soap operas, puzzles, music, food, all made better with family and Curt.Mitzi was cremated in Louisiana.
Graveside services and a celebration of Mitzi’s life is being planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Indian Creek Church of Christ in Hamburg, Illinois. A potluck will follow at the American Legion in Hardin. It would make Mitzi so happy if you donated in her honor to your local animal rescue. Sprinkle her essence where you live.