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Surprise Funeral Care

16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ

OBITUARY

David Mark Mitchell

November 20, 1957September 29, 2019
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David Mark Mitchell entered this world 61 years ago, in Detroit, Michigan, and left to be at home with our Lord on September 29, 2019 after fighting a 6 month battle with cancer. He left his loving wife of 37 years Maria Ann (Muller) Mitchell. They had two daughters Sarah Rose Mitchell of Amarillo, TX and Rebekah Ann (Maurice) Lane of Tolleson, AZ, as well as raising his grandson Mark Bennett Mitchell as his son. David leaves behind three beautiful granddaughters who were the light of his life Taniya Noel Mitchell, Kapriana Hope Lane and Mariyah Faith Lane. Dave’s Mother Beatrice (West) Mitchell and his sister Lisa (Mitchell) Kennedy live in Lubbock, Texas. He has many nieces and nephews within the Texas area, Michael (Jessica) Carrasco, Josh Kennedy, Kelly (Christy) Mitchell, Cristie (Jesse) Diaz, and Amanda Dacey. He was predeceased by his father Edward Jesionowski, his Step-dad John Mitchell who raised him, his brothers Eugene Jesionowski and Scott Mitchell, his niece Brianne (Carrasco) Heupel as well as his beloved Grandmother Mildred Peasley. David loved the outdoors, and loved to hike, camp and golf. He also loved traveling. Throughout his childhood, David lived in Michigan, Montana, Illinois, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Throughout his adult life he lived in Illinois, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. Dave loved to travel, and he traveled across the country, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico as well, as enjoying the beauty of Arizona. One of the highlights of his hiking adventures was hiking down the Kibab Trail with Maria, Sarah and Rebekah at the Grand Canyon National park, spending 3 nights at the bottom and then hiking back up. One of his favorite destinations was the beauty of Carlsbad, California where he spent numerous family vacations at LEGOLAND with his grand-kids. David played hard and worked hard. David was the owner of Mitchell Technical Consultants, LLC and performed business management consulting services. David was a Senior Engineering Technician and NICET IV certified in Fire Alarm Systems. He was continually learning and growing in his profession. His Professional Affiliations: SIA, Security Industry Association ASIS International - Phoenix Chapter Axis Communications - Certified Professional SecuritySpecifiers.com™ - Registered Consultant BICSI, Information & Communications Technology Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association National Fire Protection Association - Electrical & BFSS National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies David’s Celebration of Life will be held at Surprise Funeral Home (16063 W. Bell Rd. Surprise) on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow at the funeral home. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (19002 N. 128th Ave, Sun City West) with Inurnment at the National Cemetery of Arizona on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM with his nephew Brad Moen providing the Committal Service. We would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for the amazing care provided to David for the last six months. During the last six months his brother in law Victor Muller of Kenosha, Wisconsin and his sister in law Ruth Tisdale of Okmulgee, Oklahoma spent months at a time in Surprise helping David and Maria. Words cannot express the depth of appreciation that David felt towards them. Also, a special thank you to the priests of Our Lady of Lourdes Church for providing David with the anointing of the sick and visit’s with him, as well as the Stephen Minister that they have provided to assist Maria during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Valley or Our Lady of Lourdes Church would be appreciated.

Services

15 October

Graveside

11:00 am - 11:30 am

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 N Cave Creek RD
Phoenix,, AZ 85024

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Celebration Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 14, 2019

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Melvin Lambert

October 11, 2019

First, my condolences to Maria, Beka and family. We met through Beka in our Avondale neighborhood, as a young couple my wife Ellen and I kept in contact over the years with Beka and saw Dave on many occasion.

We attended birthdays for the girls and I had the chance spend time with Dave and envy the joy and love he had for his girls and family. Awesome provider, and a kind and strong spirit! Your legacy lives on, and by faith we’ll meet again in Christ!

Kapriana Lane

October 8, 2019

My grandpa loved to take us on vacations and spoil us with everything. I loved when we went to Legoland and went on the lazy river and all of the water rides and the dragon ride, my grandpa had no fear going on every ride no matter how fast or crazy it was.

Taniya Mitchell

October 8, 2019

My favorite thing that i'm going to miss about my grandpa is the silly things he does with my sister's and I. He just acted so goofy all the time and was always fun and loving and always made sure we got to have amazing experiences with him and my grandma either going to the resorts, legoland, road trips, bar b q's at their house just spending family time together. I'm going to miss you so much grandpa.

Donna Bailey

October 5, 2019

To Maria and family. I have many fond memories of Dave and your family. I was so blessed to have been able to stay with you during a difficult time in my life. You opened up your home and your family to not just me but anyone in need. Your selfless acts of love and kindness will never be forgotten. The Sunday meals for all the new comers at church to teaching and picking up Children's Church supplies all bring a smile to my face. Sending you and your family my love and prayers during this time in your life.

Sincerely,
Donna Bailey

Rebekah Lane

October 2, 2019

During my father's fight with cancer he sent me a text that read

"We did what we did because that is what God inspired us to do. We are happy That God choose you to be our daughter."

I was adopted when I was 3 months old and I've been blessed to have such a wonderful family. I couldn't of imagined having a better father for myself or such an amazing adventurous grandfather for my girls.
We Love you Daddy 💗
~ Always and Forever

Yvette Del pino

September 29, 2019

Dear family members of the late David mark Mitchell, kindly accept sincere condolences on his death Just a few months away from his 62nd year on this planet. And he was snatched away by mankind’s common enemy death. It’s just a matter of time before things change for the better. Be assured that your loved one has been promised a resurrection to life on a beautiful earthly paradise. And this is sure to be realized. So take comfort in the memories you have of David.

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