Mitchell Henry Harkins Jr.

October 27, 1953July 12, 2013
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Mitchell H. Harkins, Jr., passed away July 12, 2013 at the age of 59 in Jackson. The funeral mass will be held at St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson at 11 AM Tuesday, July 16th. Visitation will be Monday, July 15th at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland from 5:00 until 7:00 PM with a prayer service following. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.

Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Mitchell H. and Mary Harkins. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Harkins, children Daniel Harkins (Anna) of Madison, MS and Timothy Harkins of Brandon, MS. He is also survived by his siblings, Cathy Kruse (Tommy) of Mobile, AL, Pat Harkins (Becky) of Madison, MS, Steve Harkins of Ridgeland, MS, Thad Harkins of Birmingham, AL, Brad Harkins (Chloe) of Birmingham, AL, Margaret Capone (Lou) of Grapevine, TX, Charlie Harkins (Elizabeth) of Mobile, AL, Sean Harkins (Michele) of Lumberton, TX, Mary Cecelia Bokros (Randy) of Jacksonville, FL and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Harkins, a long time employee of Entergy, was a second generation graduate from St. Joseph High School in 1971. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering in 1976. Mr. Harkins began his career working for Mississippi Power & Light (later Entergy) and has held various positions with the company throughout the state of Mississippi, most recently as an Account Service Manager. He was also active in the community and served various positions in the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Lexington Chamber, Lexington Rotary Club and was a founding member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Gloster, MS.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. He was the happiest spending time with his large, extended family.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 1242 Lynnwood Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39206.

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  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mitchell Henry Harkins Jr.

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Portia Espy

August 1, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Mitch's homegoing. He always had a smile and a kind/most thoughtful spirit. Mitch was certainly one of those people who made working at Entergy a great experience. I will certainly keep the Harkins family in my thoughts and prayers.

Kelle Menogan

July 30, 2013

I just heard this morning of Mitch's passing. I am both shocked and saddened. I've known Mitch for almost 20 years- he served as Entergy's account manager for Tougaloo College. What a great man- always willing to help the College in any way he could. He always talked so fondly about his family. It was a blessing to know him. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God continue to watch over all of you.

Chip Estes

July 28, 2013

After moving back to MS from TX to work at MP&L, I had the sincere pleasure of working with Mitch in Gloster MS. He was a friend and a mentor; and he was a true class act no matter what challenges he faced. Mitch, Fred, Hiram and others from that era will all do a great job of keeping the lights on in Heaven.

Steve Kelly

July 20, 2013

He was a great guy. One of the best people I ever knew.

July 17, 2013

Linda , Mitch, Dan Anna and Tim are a wonderful bunch. My heart ache so much to hear Mitch had joined The Lord. I will miss you ""Bubba "

From: Loui harkins, Birmingham,Alabama


July 17, 2013


Bill and Beth MacNeill

July 16, 2013

We are going to miss you buddy.

Larry Ezell

July 16, 2013

All of us at Eaton are so sad to hear of Mitch's passing. I personally worked closely with Mitch as Eaton's Maintenance Manager as Mitch was our Entergy account rep. Mitch was such a fine person and engineer. My most sincere condolences to his family.

Larry Ezell, PE
Eaton Maintenance Manager 2005-2012 (retired)
Clinton, Ms

Ramsay MacNeill

July 16, 2013

It is such a blessing to have known Mitch over the years. While Heaven has gained another great soul, I pray that you would find comfort and peace in Gods arms.

John 11:23-26

Tommy Ziemianski

July 16, 2013

Linda, Mitch was a wonderful person, a true friend and like Mike Moss said, a "real stand-up guy", What a wonderful example he set for his friends and family. I have very fond memories of us growing up. He will be missed by a whole lot of people. I am so very sorry for your loss!