Carlton Turner Mitchell

Born September 27, 1920

Burial arrangements under the direction of Forsyth Memorial Park.


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Cindy Guild Runyon

February 18, 2013

Linda Lake (see below) is my sister, and I say amen to her message. Although I was already in college during Carlton's ministry at our church, I did meet and know the Mitchells. They were a blessing to our family.

Linda Lake

February 17, 2013

Carlton was the minister of the First Baptist Church in Ridgefield Park, NJ where my family attended. He and Miriam were also close friends of my parents, Ralph and Florence Guild. I sometimes baby sat for Grace, Betty, and John. Grace, I think you inherited my beloved green bike when I no longer needed it. I know Carlton was patient because he put up with our teen-aged silliness in youth group. Until a few years ago, he always wrote a personal note on his Christmas letter. I so enjoyed hearing from him and remembering the good times in RP.
His family is in my thoughts and prayers. Carlton was a very special person.

Alton Pollard

February 17, 2013

Carlton was one of the finest gentlemen I have had the privilege to meet. His abiding faith was matched only by his scholarly passion. I am honored to have known him. He and Miriam will always be deeply missed.

Lacy Burcham Hefty

February 12, 2013

My mother knew Miriam Mitchell and I was honored to know Carlton when I was in the HR office at Wake Forest. Later had an association with the Divinity School. o blessed to have had this contact. Dr Mitchell a fine gentleeman as well as scholar and friend to many. Hi passing will be noted and mourned by many. Lacy Burcham Hefty

Tim Hendrix

February 11, 2013

Dr. Mitchell was a dear family friend and a special mentor to me in my undergraduate career at Wake Forest. As a matter of fact, his influence is the very reason I chose to attend Wake. As a senior in HS, he sat me down in his office and told me I could go to Gardner-Webb or Chapel Hill and have a great career, or I could go to Wake Forest and be challenged. He looked at me and said, "Now what will it be?" and then he picked up the phone and called the admissions office to tell them I was coming to Wake! I still chuckle at that conversation. I will always remember his wisdom and kindness as a mentor to me. He and my mother were friends from serving together on the NC Baptist State Higher Education Council and I hope that they are reminiscing now in eternity. My condolences to the family and know that many people were touched positively by your father's life. Peace to you all.

Ollis Mozon

February 7, 2013

As a religion major, I especially loved Dr. Mitchell's American Religious Life course. That course content was particularly helpful as I had the honor, as did Dr. Mitchell, to serve as a U.S. Navy Chaplain. I salute his legacy and lift prayers for the comfort and strengthening of his family. God bless you real good!

Katherine Gillespie

February 7, 2013

Dr. Mitchell was a favorite professor of mine who encouraged me to explore my own faith while learning about others. I'm so grateful our paths crossed at Wake Forest University. Dr. Mitchell was a wonderful influence.

Dave Ramsey

February 6, 2013

Dr. Mitchell was my faculty advisor at Wake. I think I took every class he taught. Warm and approachable, he wrote letters of recomendation for me when I applied to graduate schools. I kept up with him when I was a Baptist minister, and he seemed genuinely interested in my career. I smile when I remember him and his influence on my life.

Lynn Rhoades

February 2, 2013

I Celebrate his life and legacy. He was a great encouragement to everyone at Wake Forest Baptist Church and for my young ministry there. Sending love and prayers to his beautiful daughters, and grandchildren. Lynn Rhoades

February 2, 2013

Dr. Mitchell was one of the best teachers I ever had! He made the Old Testament come alive. I couldn't wait to go to his classes at WFU. He made an indelible impression on me and thousands of people he taught and mentored. Thank you Dr. Mitchell for a life filled with service and love.
Jane Carter Handly