George D. Mitchell, Jr. (deceased)
Alpha: March 9, 1940
Omega: August 28, 2015
Mr. George D. Mitchell, Jr., 75, Founder of Mitchell Funeral Home of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. His journey of life began in Prichard, Alabama, a small suburb of Mobile, on March 9, 1940, when he was born to Rev. George D. Mitchell, Sr. and Ms. Elsie Franklin Mitchell of Mobile, Alabama.
He was a graduate of Mattie T. Blount High School in Prichard, where he excelled as a student and as an athlete, especially in baseball. He was awarded a contract and an opportunity to become a professional baseball player following his high school years, but opted to attend mortuary school in Dallas, Texas.
His stellar 52 year professional career began when he graduated from Dallas Institute-Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science on February 28, 1963. Mr. Mitchell was licensed in Arkansas, Alabama and Texas; and was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.
Mr. Mitchell was a member of Greater Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He served as a Trustee for many years. He was Chairman of the Trustees when the new sanctuary was erected in 1998, the first black elected to the Arkadelphia School Board, and the First Black Coroner. He loved the Lord and served him faithfully until his death. He loved his family unconditionally. He paved the way for numerous of funeral homes and professionals in the entire state of Arkansas for over 50 plus years. He slept peacefully into eternity on Friday, August 28, 2015. He lived a rich and full life that has left indelible impressions in the memory of the many lives that he touched.