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Mama P of Athens Pizza passes away

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Mama P of Athens Pizza passes away


Asiemoula “Mama P” Papadopoulos. Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/AthensPizzaAtlanta/

There’s been an outpouring of support for the family of Asiemoula Papadopoulos, known as Mama P, who founded Athens Pizza in greater Decatur.

According to Fox 5 and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Mama P died on July 19 while on vacation in Greece. The AJC reports she was swimming in Tolo Bay at the time. She was 81.

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She was the face of Athens Pizza for 40 years. She and her husband John, who preceded her in death, both fled the Soviet Union, according to the AJC.

Fox 5 reported that she immigrated to America in 1963 with $300 to her name.

Her funeral was held Aug. 2.

To learn more about her remarkable life story, read the AJC and Fox 5 stories by clicking here and here.

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