Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home

1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL


Anabel Mitchell

May 20, 1924November 4, 2019

Anabel Peacock Mitchell, 95, died November 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Louie L. Wainwright, Sr.; sons Bruce Mitchell of Tampa, Doug Mitchell (Andrea) of Washington, DC, David Mitchell (Amy) of Tallahassee, and daughter Jana Whitworth (Rick) of Crawfordville; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; close family friend Rachel MacDougall, and long-time caregiver Ezella Husband. Born in Williston, Fla. to Charles and Aileen Peacock, she was predeceased by her parents, son Fondren, grandson Michael Whitworth, and brother Jimmie. A highly-accomplished and -respected member of Florida's corrections and parole systems for decades, Anabel was the first woman in the country to be named superintendant of a men's prison, and the first woman appointed to the Florida Parole Commission. A memorial service will be held at Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home (1737 Riggins Rd.) in Tallahassee on Friday, Nov. 8, at 11 am.



  • Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019


  • Reception to follow


Anabel Mitchell

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Jennifer and Michael Traugott

November 7, 2019

Anabel was such a gracious lady, always with a smile whenever we were fortunate enough to spend some time with her.

Jennifer is not physically able to attend the service and is quite upset about that. Anabel was a mentor to her during her correctional career. and she loved her dearly. She is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed.

Our prayers are with Mr. Wainwright and all the family during this time of loss. May God grant you comfort and peace.

Corrections Foundation

November 7, 2019

We were blessed to know Ms. Anabel and will miss her amazing smile. She was an amazing woman who believed in second chances and changes the lives of so many.
Love and prayers to Mr. Wainwright and the Mitchell family,
Chris, Sheri, Sheila and our Board of Directors

Sam Pacchioli

November 5, 2019

I had the privilege of working around Ms. Mitchell during my time with the Department of Corrections, she was a wonderful lady her passing is sad she will surely be missed by all who knew her.