A wake service will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, August 26, 2016 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia, where Rev. Curtis Frazier is pastor. The Reverend Robert Coleman will officiate. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, 500 Block of Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
Jeffery was born September 16, 1965 he was the youngest child of John Mitchell, Sr. and Eva Mitchell. Jeffery was baptized at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church at age five and accepted Christ at an early age. He was a 1984 graduate of Americus High School where he was the manager of the football team. Jeffery was also active in various sports. His employment included Hickory Springs, Davidson Rubber Co., and Costco in Atlanta, Georgia over the past fourteen years.
Jeffery transitioned to eternal rest on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Waiting to receive him to his Heavenly home was his baby son, Hosea Mitchell; maternal grandmother, Mary Lizzie Coleman; paternal grandmother, Hester Brown; uncle, Leonard Asberry; and a host of other family members who are welcoming him with open arms. Jeffery freely loved the Lord; he faithfully ministered to family, friends, his community and coworkers.
Jeffery and Bridget were joined in Holy matrimony on Oct 23, 1993. They were married by Bishop Harvey Cliborne of the Christian Outreach Church.
“Precious memories, Oh how they will linger” in the minds and spirits of those he left behind.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bridget Mitchell; two daughters, Ashley and Amber Mitchell of Covington, Georgia; one son, Damian DyShawn Walton of Americus, Georgia; his parents, John and Eva Mitchell of Americus, Georgia; two brothers, John (Loretta) Mitchell Jr., and James Dennis Mitchell, both of Americus, Georgia; one sister, Valerie Mitchell (Terry Jackson) of Covington, Georgia; his father and mother-in-law, Elder Matthew and Mrs. Julia Woody of Buena Vista, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Lesa (Tim) Hardaway of Powder Springs, Georgia; one brother-in-law, Dewayne (Kimberly) Bernett of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; uncles and aunts, Artis (Sarah) Johnson, Rev. Robert (Rev. Lodenia) Coleman, William Asberry of Americus, Georgia; Roy Lee Asberry of Hartford, Connecticut; Walter Lee Towns of Andersonville, Georgia Roosevelt (Bobbie) Mitchell, Eddie Frank (Barbara) Mitchell, and Clarence (Miranda) Mitchell, all of Americus, Georgia; Jessie Mitchell of New Jersey, Willie Mitchell of Hartford, Connecticut; Lois Asberry, Ginnie Bell Asberry, Diane (John) Wilson, Wylean Asberry, both of Hartford, Connecticut; Bertha Kate Hefflin of Oglethorpe, Georgia; Doshia Watts of Columbus, Georgia; Ermogene Brown Mitchell of Buffalo, New York; one great aunt, Jessie Lee Hopkins; great uncles, Dave (Minnie) Asberry of Detroit, Michigan; Jimmie Asberry of Andersonville, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, and other sorrowing friends.