A wake service will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, February 23, 2018 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 24, 2018, Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
John was born February 27, 1943 to the late Charlie Mitchell and Hester Brown. He was one of twelve children with six siblings preceding him in death, John Lee, Clyde, Sammie, Roosevelt, Arrie Dean and Annie Maude. He acquired his education in the 28th District of North East High School in Americus, Georgia. He joined Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served faithfully on the Stewart Board, Men and Senior Choir, Custodian and Trustee Board Ministries. He also was a member of the Sons of Allen Organization.
He was united in holy matrimony to Eva Jewel Asberry in 1961 and to this union they were blessed with four children; one preceded him in death, Jeffery.
He leaves to cherish his memories a beloved wife of 57 years, Eva Jewel Mitchell, Americus, Georgia; three children, John Mitchell, Jr, (Loretta), James Dennis Mitchell all of Americus, Georgia and Valerie L. Mitchell and a devoted friend Terry Jackson, Covington, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Bridget Mitchell, Covington, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Yazmine Draines, Ashley Mitchell, Amber Mitchell, Damion Walton, Jason Hudson, Kayla Hudson, Brandon Thomas, Jalisa Thomas and Darious Tyner; sixteen great grandchildren; six siblings, Jesse Mitchell, Passaic, NJ, Willie Mitchell, Hartford, CT, Eddie Frank Mitchell (Barbara) and Clarence Mitchell (Mariah), all of Americus, Georgia, Arma Jean Brown, Buffalo, NY and Dosha Watts, Columbus, Georgia. sisters/brothers-in-law, Artis Johnson (Sara), Rev. Robert Coleman (Lodenia) and William Asberry, all of Americus, Georgia, Hannah Asberry, Morrow, Georgia, Bertha Kate, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Lois Asberry, Dianne Asberry Wilson (John), Jennie Asberry, Wylene Asberry and Roy Lee Asberry all of Hartford, CT and Walter Lee Towns of Ideal, Georgia; aunt/uncle, Jessie Hopkins, Americus Georgia and Jimmy Asberry, Andersonville, Georgia; his loving companions and pets, Mickey and Coco and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Tony Willis, Michael Steward, David Waymon and Tom Yearby.