Miriam "Mimi" Carole Lazarus Wilsey, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away at home Sunday, July 8, 2012 and has now gone home to be with the Lord.She was born on Dec. 25, 1932 in Chicago, Ill., and resided there until 1966. She and her husband then moved to Groveland, Fla., with their five children where they owned and operated a successful grocery store and restaurant. In 1972, they adopted 3 more children. They resided in Florida until they moved to Chattanooga in 2003.She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years; her parents; twin brother; oldest daughter; and three older sisters. She is survived by one younger brother; seven children; 13 grandchildren; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Amedisys Hospice Staff and her CAN from Chattanooga Supportive Services for the wonderful care and love they displayed towards her during her illness. A memorial service will be held at the Wilsey residence from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated.