Kenneth Wayne Mitchell

August 29, 1959June 29, 2018
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Kenneth Wayne Mitchell was born to Willie Lloyd and Yuvonne Mitchell on August 29, 1959 in Houston, Texas.

At the age of 2, he moved to Los Angeles, California. He attended school in Pasadena, California and graduated from St. Francis High School in La Canada, California. He received many awards in academics and track and field. When he was ten years old, he competed in the National Punt, Pass and Kick Contest and placed third.

After high school he worked for IBM a short while. In June 1977 he joined the United States Navy in the Nuclear Power Field, where he was awarded many accommodations during his tenure. Honorably discharged in July 1983, he returned to Houston, Texas where he lived and worked for a few years.

In 1986, he moved back to Los Angeles, California and began working for Cigna Health as a Bio-Tec Technician. In 1987, he married Felicia; and to this union one child was born, Danyelle Sharece. In 1992 he returned to Houston, Texas, where he met and married Trina, to this union there were no children. He worked for Texas Children's Hospital for many years as a Surgical Instrument Processing Technician. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father.

To always cherish his memory, he leaves his mother, Yuvonne (Maurice) Birdsong of Glendale, Arizona, daughter Danyelle, grandsons, Billy and Christian of California, sister, Stephanie, brother Jonathan (Diamond) of California, aunts Royce (Dave), Sammie and "Auntie Leatha Mae (Calvin) of Houston, Texas, Stella (Van) of Louisiana, uncle, Raney (Sylvia) of California and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who visited him during his illness.

A memorial service for Kenneth will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039.


  • Yuvonne Birdsong and Maurice, Mother and Spouse
  • Danyelle Sharece, Daughter
  • Billy and Christian, Grandsons
  • Stephanie and Jonathan and wife Diamond, Siblings and their Spouses
  • Royce and husband Dave, Sammie and "Auntie Leatha Mae" and husband Calvin, Stella and husband Van, Raney and wife Sylvia, Aunts and Uncles
  • Kenneth Wayne Mitchell also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who visited him during his illness.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kenneth Wayne Mitchell

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Yuvonne Birdsong

October 28, 2018

Hi Mamma's Baby, I can see that smile when I would call you that, then you would say ok mamma. I miss you so much, I can't count the times I still call you in my mind. Sorry I am just now writting to you, soon you will probably say give it a break mamma. Lol. I Love You.

Royce Eckley

October 16, 2018

Missing u and loving u always

Danyelle Sharece

July 20, 2018

my daddy i am missing you so much.. i wish you were so i could just hear your voice and let you know i love you one last time.. your babygirl dany

Rowa Johnson

July 13, 2018

The family has our sincere condolences in their time of bereavement. We send our love and prayers.

Isaac Johnson Family

Royce Eckley

July 12, 2018

Kenneth, where do I begin? You were the little brother I never had, you were my favorite punching bag LOL, you were my strength sometimes when I had none, you knew me very well and my list could go on. Now I must figure how I go on without you being here. We didn't need to talk often but, we connected whenever we did. I hope you know beyond a doubt how much I love you and always will. Rest now until we meet on the other side.

Lois Avalos

July 9, 2018