OBITUARY

Richard "R.J." Mitchell

July 20, 1932February 27, 2019

Richard “R.J.” Mitchell, 86, of Conroe, Texas, entered into rest on February 27, 2019, peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Houston, Texas on July 20, 1932 to parents John Harris and Rosa Jane Mitchell. He was married to Flora Brigette Mitchell on December 30, 1960.

Throughout the course of his life, R.J. honorably served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He then went on to work for the United States Post Office where he built a career for himself during his 16 years. R.J. obtained his realtor license, started his own air conditioning company "Aldine Air", and worked for Aldine ISD in the HVAC maintenance department. He also earned his peace officer certification and worked as a constable for Harris County Precinct 4.

He was a faithful member of Mims Baptist Church, and was honored to give back to his country once more by joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Korean War Veteran 7th Calvary Association. As a man who valued quality time, he loved his family, his church, being around other people, and his favorite hobby of hunting.

R.J. is survived by his wife Flora Brigette Mitchell; sons Mark Everett Mitchell, Glenn Allen Mitchell and wife Amy; grandchildren, Jonathan Elliott Mitchell, Amber Nicol Mitchell, Scott Freeman Mitchell and Christopher Graham Mitchell; great-grandson Carter Haddon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who brought joy to his life.

A visitation will be held in his honor from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 inside the Chapel of American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038. The Celebration of Life service will commence at 11:15 a.m., after which he will be escorted to the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77038, where he will be laid to rest with honors.

Following the committal service, the family would like to invite R.J.’s friends and loved ones to a catered reception, held in the Magnolia Room of American Heritage Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., so that they may continue to join together in fellowship and share the many ways R.J. touched all their lives.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jonathan Mitchell, Pallbearer
  • Scott Mitchell, Pallbearer
  • Chris Mitchell, Pallbearer
  • Jim Allred, Pallbearer
  • Tuffly Lind, Pallbearer
  • Jerry Price, Pallbearer
  • Joe Corley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Otis Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Gathering Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Richard "R.J." Mitchell

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Mary Ferranti Phillips

March 20, 2019

As a neighbor child, who could ask for a better neighbor directly across the street? Mr. Mitchell, as I spoke to him, was the sweetest, most kind and cheerful spirit! Always willing to help his neighbors with a chore, spend time chatting, he was bigger than life and exuded a confidence only the Lord can give. I was blessed to see him at my brothers business on occasion through the years. Bless you Brigette, Mark and Glen.
Rest In Peace neighbor buddy....I know you are spreading your cheer in eternity. See you there!

Elizabeth ( Beth) Taylor

March 5, 2019

Uncle RJ was my only link to the Taylor- Mitchell family. We left Houston when I was 5 years old and after my Grandmother Mitchell ( Mamaw) passed away I had no connection with the family. He and I connected doing family history research. We spent many hours sharing our stories and pictures that we would find and he always was ready to help with my research. Uncle R J was my Daddy's last living brother. I will always remember him fondly and keep the family history on going. Rest In Peace Uncle RJ and please give my Daddy and my Mother a big hug for me. I do miss them so. Hugs to all the family.

Always,
Elizabeth ( Beth) Taylor

John Harlan

March 4, 2019

"RJ" was a faithful member of Mims Baptist Church. He was always there at Tuesday Night Visitation, eager to go out into the community to share his faith. He was always in his place at our Mid-Week Service, on Wednesdays, and then would join the Choir for rehearsal, on the back row, near the Baptistry. "RJ" was one of the finest men I have ever known. He was always eager to shake your hand, and give you a Big Hug! He served our Nation as as member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. I shared with him that my only brother was in Korea with United States Marine Corps.
When "RJ" found out i was in the Marine Corps, he would always greet me with a salute, followed by "Hello There, Marine!", and sometimes, followed by a loud, "OOHRAH! I will miss "RJ", but, Rejoice, that he is now in the Presence of His Lord & Savior, Singing in the Heavenly Choir, for all Eternity!

Tom & Maria Gomez

March 4, 2019

R.J. Was a kind friend, ready to give you a hand. I met him while coaching his Sons, baseball.
My wife knew his wife from CN Office where they worked together . A great Nieghbor and friend. Had hunting
Conversations, as I learn he too was a hunter. After moving away from Southbook, he still would come by for a visit. I will miss him and his kind heart. He loved and help his church. Your friends,
Tom and Maria Gomez

Marsha Singley

March 3, 2019

R. J. was a very special brother-in-law and a special uncle to our two children. He had a strong faith which he lived out each day. His personality was such that it made me feel good whenever we were together. He had a great sense of humor regarding life and even himself. To our children he was the "favorite uncle". Our daughter remembers R. J. as always being genuinely interested in she and her brother and willing to truly listen to them as though they were as important as any of the adults in the room. R. J. was ready to drop everything if someone needed his help. Currently our pastor is preaching a series on the Fruits of the Spirit. As I sat in church this morning, it came to mind that R. J. was someone who made a concerted effort to exemplify those characteristics. I will miss R.J. but I rejoice in knowing that his body is healed and he is singing in the Heavenly Choir!

Wanda Manning

March 3, 2019

R.J. Was a great. and precious friend. We went to church together and I have many precious memories of he and my husband working together and fishing together. There was not any job around the church that that they were afraid to tackle.When we moved from Houston he was kind enough to keep our yard mowed until our house sold. We couldn't have asked for greater neighbors.

Bill Hadley, sr.

March 2, 2019

My dear ole friend in our ongoing deer lease club . We shared over 30 years together enjoying fellowship companionship and our love of god and being saved . You’ve been a mentor and confidant and fellow Christian brother for over 30 plus years. I shall miss your physical presence but I rejoice that you are in gods house now and in the arms of his love and majesty and that we will be reunited in fellowship and love in gods house in the future.

Jerry Price

March 1, 2019

RJ was and still is a wonderful Christian brother - always positive and smiling, encouraging us, truly reflecting the love and holiness of Jesus with everyone he met. Looking forward to the rest of eternity in Heaven with him. What a joy to have him in the Joe Corley Bible study class with us!

Jerry & Sue Price

March 1, 2019

RJ was one of the finest Christian men we’ve ever known, and a friend we were so blessed to have. He was a huge blessing every single Sunday in our Sunday School class....such an encourager to many. We will miss his sweet smile and hugs each week. We are saddened by the loss, yet so happy for RJ. He is home and experiencing total joy with our Lord.

Leita Casey

March 1, 2019

RJ was a very special Christian man.He would always hug and inspire fellow people in our Sunday School class.The hug he gave me last Sunday morning was the sweetest hug ever. He was the sweetest man I know. I will remember him always ❤️🙏

FROM THE FAMILY