Mimi Sunshine Karesh

by | Aug 10, 2023 | Obituaries

ROCKVILLE, MD – Mimi Sunshine Karesh of the North End of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away Monday, August 7, 2023.

Beloved mother of Michael (Gayla Bassham) Karesh and Sara Karesh (David) Coxe. Devoted grandmother of Lena, Benton, and Judah Karesh and Sunny Coxe. She was predeceased by her parents, Irving and Judith Sunshine; her brother, Harry Sunshine; and her husband, Dr. Warren Karesh.

Mimi grew up in Columbia, S.C. She earned a pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina and was a proud Gamecock. She and Warren moved to Virginia Beach, where they raised their two children. They participated in a National Young Leadership mission to Israel in February 1974.

Mimi deeply believed in “l’dor vador” and gave generously to the causes she supported, in hope of creating a better world for generations to come. She served as president of Beth Sholom Home and as chair of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Women’s Campaign, and was a board member of Hebrew Academy of Tidewater. Mimi was recognized for her leadership by the National Conference for Community and Justice.

The family requests donations to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center or the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Funeral services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg, Rockville, Md. (sagelbloomfield.com).