Joshua Thomas Mitchell

March 4, 1990August 9, 2018
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Joshua T. Mitchell 28, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has taken flight from this world on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Joshua was born in Titusville, Florida on March 4, 1990 to Lori and David Mitchell. Joshua and his wife, Tawni McGinnis, who was his best friend and soulmate moved from Portland, Oregon to Oklahoma City where they were married and gave life to their precious son, Auden River Mitchell. Joshua was a devoted and passionate father and husband, a loving son, brother and great friend to all.

Joshua was an Account Executive with Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA. He loved his team and his relationships with his clients. He was valued, respected and appreciated by his team members.

Joshua had a brilliant, artistic and imaginative mind. He was a ferocious reader and a talented musician. He would light up a room when he walked in and had an extremely sensitive spirit. Music was his passion. He could play the piano like no other and often said every piano “had its own music.” There is no doubt that Josh is playing the music of peace on the piano keys of heaven.

The beautiful talents of lofty expression in music of Joshua, his sincere kindness to others, devotion to his family and friends, and his generously and gracious spirit testify to his place of significance forever in our hearts. He was a mighty warrior who fought and won many battles though the war waged on. Gone from our midst way too soon, etched in our hearts like a shooting star – Brilliant … fast … falling… fading … leaving us breathless… See you again soon Josh ~~ Abide in Joy. Be at Peace. We love you.

Joshua is survived by his wife Tawni McGinnis, son, Auden Mitchell, parents Lori and David Mitchell, sister, Lindsey Mitchell, grandmother, Ola Mitchell, in-laws Valle and Tony McGinnis, Grae McGinnis, Connie Anderson, uncles Forrest Rooker, James Rooker, Dwaine Mitchell, Steve Mitchell, aunts Linda Rooker, Janice McAllister, Ginger Morrison, and Lorri Johns, followed by many cousins and loved ones as well as fur babies Hans Gruber, Teagan Lily and Aspen Martin.

Joshua is predeceased by his grandmother Frankie Rooker, grandfathers Randy Rooker and Kenneth Mitchell as well as his aunt, Judy Blackshaw.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Teen Recovery Solutions.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 16 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be Friday, August 17 at 2 pm at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with interment following in Memorial Park Cemetery.


  • Tawni McGinnis, Wife
  • Auden Mitchell, Son
  • David Mitchell, Father
  • Lori Mitchell, Mother
  • Lindsey Mitchell, Sister
  • Ola Mitchell, Grandmother
  • Tony McGinnis, Father-in-law
  • Valle McGinnis, Mother-in-law
  • Grae McGinnis, Brother-in-law
  • Connie (Nan) Anderson, Grandmother-in-law
  • Forrest Rooker, Uncle
  • James Rooker, Uncle
  • Dwaine Mitchell, Uncle
  • Steve Mitchell, Uncle
  • Linda Rooker, Aunt
  • Janice McAllister, Aunt
  • Ginger Morrison, Aunt
  • Lorri Johns, Aunt
  • Randy Rooker, Grandfather
  • Frankie Rooker, Grandmother
  • Kenneth Mitchell, Grandfather
  • Judy Blackshaw, Aunt
  • Hans Gruber, Fur Baby
  • Teagan Lily, Fur Baby
  • Aspen Martin, Fur Baby

  • Jason Lunsford, Pallbearer
  • Grae McGinnis, Pallbearer
  • Forrest Rooker, Pallbearer
  • James Rooker, Pallbearer
  • Steve Mitchell, Pallbearer
  • Dwaine Mitchell, Pallbearer
  • Mitch McAllister, Pallbearer
  • Benjamin Luman, Pallbearer
  • Iiley Thompson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Daniel New, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Garret Mitchell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Josh Meek, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Travis Woernly, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jake Ellis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Andrew Risavy, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 17, 2018

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Tom & Leena Logsdon

September 20, 2018

Heartbroken! So, so sorry!

Felicia D

September 3, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, son and brother Joshua. No words could ever convey the pain of your hearts, but our loving Creator and Heavenly Father does know. He has promised that very soon this enemy, death, and all the things that bring our hearts pain will be a distant memory-Revelation 21:3/4. Until then please find comfort in knowing that "He (God) is close to the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit He saves"-Psalm 34:18. It is my hope that these passages, along with your loving memories of Joshua, comfort your hearts and give you a measure of peace during this most difficult time.

Gloria Jones

August 25, 2018

Josh and his family moved into our neighborhood when Josh was two years old. He was such a sweet child and I loved visiting with him each day as I passed his house while going for my evening walk. It wasn’t long before I thought of him as my adopted grandchild. He was smart and talented, handsome and had a great personality. He had a wonderful family and was loved by all on the street. I am in shock and morn his passing.

David, Lori, Lindsey, please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Gloria

B Cunningham

August 21, 2018

Josh was a friend of mine in high school, we played in worship band together and worshiped the lord. He was such a great guy.

David Rogers

August 19, 2018

Josh and I used to talk alot when I was on staff at Park Avenue Baptist in Titusville, FL. He was a very kind person and I enjoyed chatting with him when we were doing band setups and tear downs and at other youth events. He had a lot of wisdom for a kid his age back in high school. He would say funny or deep things many times so I kinda nicknamed him Wilson (referring to the home improvement tv show character of the same name. He had a lasting impact on my life and I smile as I think of him now.. I am sad to hear of his passing and for His loss to your family. He is face to face with Jesus now and although I know that "for Him to Live is Christ--- to die is gain..." I mourn for your family...

Wendy Ellis

August 18, 2018

Dear Dave, Lori and Lindsey,
The entire Ellis family adored Josh. We wish there was something profound we could say that would lessen your pain, but we know there is not. Please know how much you are loved, we wish we were there to grieve with you and to wrap our arms around you. Wishing you the peace that passes all understanding; sending you love across the miles, and hopefully one day soon in person. Steve and Wendy

Chris Jordan

August 18, 2018

My favorite memories of Josh are those of him playing me to sleep with his guitar while we were on mission trips. He had such an awesome soul. I will miss you brother.

Richard McCullough

August 18, 2018

I moved to Titusville in 1998. Josh was someone that I immediately became friends with. Even at a young age, I could tell Josh was different. Josh had talents and resources that made countless opportunities for him. I know he was loved and will truly be missed. My thoughts are with the Mitchell and Rooker family, especially Lindsey David and Lori.

Chris Wilfong

August 17, 2018

Dear David, Lori and Lindsey,

It was an honor to get to meet all of you this past week. I am very sad for the circumstances that we had to meet. Although we never got to know Joshua, I feel we did get to know a small part of him by getting to spend the small amount of time we spent getting to know all of you. Your faith in Christ is strong and He will continue to carry you through this time. Not only will our family continue to pray for all of you, you will be also in our thoughts. Just so you'll know David, I sat down today and ordered the book "Joshua" that you told me about. I am very much looking forward to reading it and learning more about the importance of the name you very prayerfully gave to your son.

God bless you.
Chris Wilfong (Ellen, Madison, Malia and Melody)

Allyssa Copeland

August 17, 2018

Dave, Lori, and Lindsey -

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Josh was a great person and he will be deeply missed. Our family has many memories of him that we will cherish forever. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

With love,
The Emmons Family