Obituary: Muriel “Mimi” Bernice August

Obituary: Muriel “Mimi” Bernice August

Muriel “Mimi” Bernice August passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 8, 2018, at the age of 84.

Muriel “Mimi” Bernice August z”l

Muriel “Mimi” Bernice August passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 8, 2018, at the age of 84, after a courageous fight with multiple illnesses. Born Sept. 7, 1934 to Hilma and Sam August, of blessed memory, she is survived by her loving and devoted husband, William (Bill) Shamblen; sister, Connie Margolies; four sons, Joe (Pat) Masarek, Mike (Betsy) Masarek, Alan (Patti) Masarek, and Jeff (Lee) Masarek; and three stepchildren, Scott, Wendy (Jamie) Scott, and David (Sophie).

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Craig (Kristen), Jeff (Casey), Adam (Eva), Jason, Jordan (Eric), Alex, Jared, Cory, Barbara, Stephanie and Lauren; as well as 10 great-grandchildren, Ari, Elliot, Reuben, Dylan, Max, Astrid, Otto, Stanton, Savannah and Jackson.

She is also survived by her beloved cat, Stella, who lovingly cuddled with her throughout her illness, barely ever leaving her side. Our mom was a fighter who combined great intellect with strong opinion. A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, she graduated from Emory Law School in 1976 after entering law school at the age of 39. Her spirit for lifelong learning was intense; she was a voracious reader with a wanderlust to experience the world. In her 70s, she and Bill embarked on a two-year camping trip across the U.S. that they both considered the “time of their lives.” Mom made an impact on all who knew her, and she will be missed by her entire loving family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to In Jacob’s Shoes ( A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at Congregation Or VeShalom. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999. Sign online guest book at

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