Franklin - Dr. Jimi Mehta, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on December 18, 2020. He was born October 15, 1937 in Bombay, India. Jimi came to the United States at the young age of 23 with a degree in Dentistry. He also received a degree in Orthodontics and a Master's Degree in Anatomy from the University of Alabama. He taught Anatomy for one year at the University of Alabama and then moved on to Washington, D.C. to further his career in teaching orthodontics at Howard University. Upon arriving in Washington, D.C. he met the love of his life, Carol in 1966. Jimi and Carol were married in 1967 and at that time the memorable journey began. Later Jimi opened private practices in both Fairfax and Centerville Virginia.
Jimi's life took him and Carol around the world and home again. He and Carol visited many countries and continents creating many wonderful memories together. He was a lover of life. He loved to cook and entertain. He would always give generously to others. His presence was a source of comfort and his sweet smile and charismatic charm and style would light up the room. His devotion to his family and others will be greatly missed. The world has lost a beautiful soul. Jimi's love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories and in our hearts.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carol Lee Huggins Mehta, a host of special brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews, special cousins, countless patients and friends from around the world.
A private graveside service will be held in Burningtown for the immediate family and friends on December 22, at 2:00pm. In lieu, of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to charities of your choice in honor of Jimi's life. "When you lose someone you love you gain an angel you know." Forever in our hearts.