OBITUARY

John T. Mitchell

May 2, 1927July 16, 2013

John Mitchell, 86, went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2013. Member and Deacon Emeritus of Bayou Sara Baptist Church for more than 25 Years. John, the patriarch of our family was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Operea (Walker) Mitchell; two brothers, R.L. and Herman Mitchell and one sister, Bertha Rae Mitchell. He is survived by his two daughters, Yvonne Mitchell Rabren and Denise Mitchell Thornton; one son-in-law, Randy Thornton all of Saraland, AL: four grandchildren, Donovan W. Thornton, Saraland, AL, Jessica D. Rabren of Mobile,,AL, Tyler M. Rabren of Saraland, AL and Donna W. Thornton of Saraland, AL; three great grandchildren, Brannon A. Thornton, Caleb B. Thornton and Addison N. Thornton all of Saraland, AL; one brother, W.C. (Bill) Mitchell of Mobile, AL and sister, Bertie (Charles) Evans of Saraland, AL. John had a large extended family that truly loved and adored him. A dear friend to John and family, Iva Pierce. Cohorts and confidents, Cecil Byrd and Jerry Hollingsworth. A veteran of the United States Army, served in WWII, stationed in Paris and Germany and served in the Korean Conflict. Retired in 1985 after 28 years with Scott Paper Company. Major John T. Mitchell spent 31 years with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department Auxiliary, known then and now as CB1. Followed by many years of service with the oldest federal law enforcement agency, the U.S. Federal Marshalls. John was on the first honor flight out of Mobile for World War II. Veterans. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2013
REMEMBERING

John T. Mitchell

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Olivia Purcell

July 28, 2013

so sorry for your loss, Yvonne and family.

Lisa Chance

July 24, 2013

Love You!!

July 21, 2013

So sorry we didn't know Uncle J.T. was ill. I will try to call even though I don't have current numbers. In case you don't know. we are in Alaska. We love you.
Pamela Mitchell McLeod

Tyler Rabren

July 20, 2013

Tyler Rabren

July 20, 2013

I love you so much, Pawpaw. I took care of you are night when you needed it most, you took care of me my entire life. I admire you so much and my heart aches when I look to see you and you're not there.

Dwayne Norman

July 20, 2013

I served as the youth minister at Bayou Sara from 1997 until 2000. Bro. John was very special to me and my wife, Mandy. He was always so good to us, encouraging, and helpful. Family members, please know that we are praying for you.

JESSICA Rabren

July 19, 2013

I love you Pawpaw!!!!! Already miss you!
;-)

Lisa Chance

July 18, 2013

I love you uncle John. Always and forever will be missed.
Love Lisa

Theresa Walker

July 18, 2013

A very special Uncle that will be greatly missed! I love you Uncle J.T.

Janice Wright

July 18, 2013

A very special friend. Always there with a hug. He truly loved the Lord and will be missed but is in a much better place. It has been a blessing for having known him.