In memoriam: Emeritus missionary Mickey Northcutt, 89

Mildred "Mickey" Northcutt

Mildred “Mickey” Meadows Northcutt, an emeritus International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among American Peoples in Colombia and Peru for 30 years, died March 7, 2019, in Columbus, Ga. She was 89.

She was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Columbus, to Mr. and Mrs. Foy Cradis Meadows. She met Irvin Northcutt in high school, and they were married in January 1946.

“I was happy when the Lord called Irvin to preach and me to be his helpmate,” Northcutt wrote in her application for missionary service. “I thought to myself that the Lord had prepared me for this hour.”

She attended Norman College, Mercer (University) Extension School, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. During these years of ministry and education, she said the couple had a “fruitful ministry” in both rural churches and the schools. She worked in Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), teaching Sunday School, with youth, and in study courses.

“I attended all the state, associational, and local meetings of WMU prior to our going to seminary,” she wrote. “My interest and vision of missions were broadened. I longed to be a part of the great program of carrying the gospel to a lost and dying world. The growing consciousness of the need was heavy on my heart.”

The Northcutts were appointed as Southern Baptist missionaries to Peru, and later served in Colombia, where she taught courses and was active in women’s ministries. After her retirement, she was a member of Wynbrook Baptist Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Irvin Lanier Northcutt. She is survived by three children: Donald Irvin Northcutt and wife Barbara of Sumpterville, Fla., David Lanier Northcutt and wife Beth of Clearwater, Fla., and Cathy Northcutt Roth and husband Randy of Flippin, Ark.; her brother, John Foy Meadows of Phenix City, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services were conducted March 11 in Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus.

Read her obituary here.