Clara Elizabeth Mitchell

December 24, 1952April 30, 2019

Clara Elizabeth Mitchell passed away April 30, 2019 in Decatur, Georgia. She was born in Augusta, Georgia on December 24, 1952. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Dorothy Mitchell and brother, Ralph S. Mitchell. She leaves behind many relatives and friends that she loved dearly.

Clara attended Atlanta Speech School & graduated in 1977 from Gallaudet University, located in Washington DC, a university for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. She then worked for National Library of Medicine. She missed Atlanta and decided to move back and began working for the CDC. After many years of dedication to her work, she retired. Clara enjoyed being outdoors and loved animals, especially her kitties. She was always up for watching an old classic movie.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 10:00am-11:30am at H.M. Patterson & Son – Oglethorpe Hill, 4550 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319. A graveside service will follow at 12:00pm at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Clara's memory to Atlanta Speech School’s Annual Fund program, any local Atlanta animal shelter or The American Diabetes Association.


  • Atlanta Speech School’s Annual Fund Program
  • Any local Atlanta animal shelter
  • The American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Clara Elizabeth Mitchell

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V Rogers

May 7, 2019

I had a good memory with u as my roommate @ Gallaudet university for one year. U liked my betta Siamese fish pet on my desk in our room. U were sweet. That was the last time we were together. RIP

Ralph Visscher

May 7, 2019

I remember: our childhood schoolmate memories at Atlanta Speech School, our mothers’ friendship and our good college friendship at Gallaudet. I already miss you....

John Ballard

May 7, 2019

Fiercely independent. Undisciplined. Exasperating. Kind. Funny. Friendly and “Befriended.” She was one of God’s children, and she did all she could to assert her place in the world.

Maria Lawson

May 7, 2019

I have known Clara for. Many years through a mutual friend Carla Wofford.
Clara was a angel for saving so many cats over the years and helping people too. God bless her soul .,she lives in heaven now and iam sure is helping my mom with kitties.
My condolences to her family and friends .
Maria Lawson

Donna Faye Oglesby

May 7, 2019

My dearest friend Claxie , I shall always remember and cherished the treasure we had fun in classmate and ballet class at Atlanta Speech School . May you be with God’s hands.

Martha Timms

May 7, 2019

Gone too soon.
Rest in Peace my friend!


Jackie Slay

May 6, 2019

It was a great visit with you , Claxie last September. I remember our days at the speech school but a wonderful time at Gallaudet. Glad we made through and graduated together. You have been in my thoughts often. I will miss you.

Ginn Alford Smith

May 6, 2019

Cherishing memories of Clara during our Gallaudet University days. You will be missed. Ginn

Nancy Kelly-Jones

May 5, 2019

So grateful for all those times we’ve shared together during our childhood years and especially, these past couple years. I know your “welcome home committee” is filled with family, friends, and felines! Love, Nancy