OBITUARY

Jean Victoria Ifill

March 10, 1939September 11, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Jean Victoria Ifill was born March 10th, 1939 in Colon, Republic of Panama to Sinclair and Louis Mitchell. She attended Bolivia middle school and Abel Bravo High School. Jean accepted the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a young adult, was baptized, and became an active member of Bethany Baptist Church in Rainbow city. At the church she assumed various positions including Sunday School Teacher, women’s group, usher, and more. Married February 23, 1961, she was a devoted wife to her beloved husband Vincent Ifill of 42 years before becoming a widow in 2003.

Jean migrated with her husband and children to the United States in 1980 where she resided in Brooklyn, New York and became a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. Jean was a devoted mother to her four boys; Roberto, Tony, Rolando and Fernando. She was dedicated to her family and a faithful child of God. Mom loved to travel, and was full of life, always generous to everyone. She would always help those in need no matter what their needs might have been. Jean was a very beautiful person both inside and out.

While Jean held the role of servant to God and mother, she also loved her career. She worked at various jobs such as the Archdiocese of New York, child foster care, and New York Foundling Hospital, working with special needs children. Jean worked many shifts over a number of years until retirement.

Jean enjoyed sewing, cooking, and baking. Some of her specialties included her carrot cake, fruit cake, and the delicious Sunday dinners; rice and peas, stew chicken, plantains, and potato salad; that everyone loved. She also enjoyed listening to music, dancing and singing.

Jean Ifill is survived by her sisters; Adela Reid, Mercedes Hart, brother; Winston Mitchell, sons; Roberto, Tony and wife Angela, Rolando, Fernando; grandchildren; Anthony Jr., Lionel, Christopher, Rolando Jr., Anastasia, Nicholas, and Christian. Jean is also survived by Five great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Jean Ifill was preceded in death by her parents; Sinclair and Louis Mitchell, husband; Vincent Ifill, and brother; Arturo Mitchell.

After a long battle with various illnesses Jean went to be with the Lord on September 11, 2020.

She was a Faithfull Christian, loving Mother and she loved the Lord, and now she’s with her Lord and Savior in Paradise. We will miss her dearly, but will always treasure the memories she left behind.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

    VIEW VIDEO

  • Burial

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

Memories

Jean Victoria Ifill

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Glenn Ifill

September 19, 2020

We're sending our deepest condolences to the Ifill and Mitchell Families on the passing of our beloved Aunt Jean. Jean was like a second mother to me and she treated me the same way she treated my cousins. This included disciplining me when she had to. Jean and Vincent were my favorite aunt and uncle, I enjoyed the time I spent with them and my cousins. Those were wonderful times, Jean was a great story teller and kept everyone in stitches with her witty humor and dead on recounting of events and everyday activities of friends and family. To Roberto, Tony, Rolando and Fernando we share in your sorrow, love and memories of Aunt Jean. May she enter into God's Kingdom for eternal peace. May God watch over and continue to bless all of you.

Debbie Braham

September 18, 2020

It was a pleasure getting to know Mrs. Ifill or better yet Gene. The songs we sang together from the hymnal the verses we read from the Bible and the memories she shared with me about her life and family was precious. It was too short in getting to know her, but if it was longer, I believe we would have dance the night away. So I want to say to the family she will be missed, but please remember this promise text Christ is coming soon and when He comes there will be no more crying, death, sorrow, or pain. So take comfort and may the peace of God be with you all.
Blessings!!

Debbie Braham

Ruby King

September 18, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to Angela and Family

Dear Mom Jean,
You gave so much of yourself to those you loved. Mom Jean, was a beacon of light to those who knew and loved her...full of warmth, generosity, eager to welcome others and had a "Big Heart." She was well-loved by Everyone she met. To know her is to love her.

Mom Jean, I Love You and You will be Forever Missed.
Ruby King

Tieranee Sturdivant

September 17, 2020

Dear Christopher Ifill & Family,

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one, Mrs. Jean Victoria Ifill. Although she is no longer present in the physical realm, I hope you find peace and comfort in knowing that Heaven has gained a beautiful angel! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tieranee Sturdivant
Landover, Maryland

Karen Davis

September 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Tony, Angela and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We remember your mom Jean, a beautiful, vibrant woman, full of fun, dancing to
One Dance Just Can't Do.
What fun we had with her, the smiles and the laughter.
She will be truly missed.

From Mike, Karen and Family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Ifill name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM