Jerry Edward Mitchell
Surrounded by his family, Jerry Edward Mitchell, 73, passed away peacefully after a valiant battle with Lymphoma on Friday, September 30, 2016.
Jerry was born March 4, 1943, in Taylorsville, son of Marlow and the late Sybil (Dyson) Mitchell. He attended Taylorsville High School, from which he graduated in 1961.
He was married to his high school sweetheart, Barbara Pennell Mitchell. Together, they had two daughters and a son. Jerry and Barbara enjoyed spending time together as well as traveling to the beach with family and friends.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Army for four years in Frankfurt, Germany. Jerry worked for Piedmont/USAirways from 1961 to 2002, where he made many lifelong friendships.
Jerry loved the Lord and was a lifelong member of Liledoun Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and enjoyed singing in the choir.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara; his father and step-mother, Marlow and Betty Mitchell; a son, Monte C. Mitchell; two daughters, Andrea Schroder (Eddie), and Julie Guidry (James); 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Liledoun Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Dagenhart and Rev. James Lockee officiated. Burial followed in the church cem-etery.
Memorials may be sent to Lymphoma Research Foundation @ 115 Broadway, Suite 1301; New York, NY 10006.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.
Dear Barbara, I just heard of your loss. Somehow I missed the obit in the Times.
I too, lost my husband last year but he was much older than Jerry. However, we
all grieve because we miss them.
Please know you will be remembered with prayers during these lonely days without
them, but rejoice that we know they are whole and well now in the presence of their
Leighton Moffett Jackson and I are hoping to visit Taylorsville and I will try to find you and
have a visit.
God’s Peace and Love, As Ever, Sandra