Gary "Mitch" Mitchell
Gary “Mitch” Andre Mitchell, age 65, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at his home in Sioux Falls, SD. Gary Andre Mitchell was born on December 19, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late George and Lois (Mitchom) Mitchell. Gary was raised and received his education in East St. Louis, IL attending Cahokia High School and then Studied at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL.
Gary was united in marriage with Doreen Witcher and from this union was blessed with the birth of DaNeesha, Pramelia, and Gary Jr. Gary was later united in marriage with Claudia Russell and from this union was blessed with the birth of Andrianna Mitchell.
Following his education, Gary began working at John Morrell and Company (now Smithfield) in East St. Louis, IL, he then transferred with John Morrell and Company to Memphis, TN until the plant closed and Gary transferred to Sioux Falls, SD in 1981. Gary was currently working at John Morrell and Company in the quality control department at the time of his passing.
Gary loved reading his Bible and preaching the word of God, every day via The Word Of Wisdom Ministry. He also enjoyed collecting and repairing cars, working in his garden, listening to Jazz music, and collecting suits. Above all, Gary loved spending time with his family and friends.
Grateful for having shared his life are five children: DaNeesha Mitchell, Pramelia “Mia” (Kelsey) Baumgart, Gary Mitchell Jr., Cameron Hagen and Andrianna Mitchell, all of Sioux Falls, SD; three step-daughters: Chanelle Richey, DaVida (Allen) Madison and Rosalynn Russell all of Sioux Falls, SD; eleven grandchildren: Kiarra Baumgart, Kwentin, Baumgart, Connor Shockey, Kamren Baumgart, Rakya Pritchard, Xara Mitchell, Naiyanna Jones, Kayomi Smith, Lazer Madison, Major Campbell and Kai Campbell; two great-grandchildren: Sariah Potter and Kayvon Baumgart; eight siblings: Gregory “Wayne” (Sheree) Mitchell, Fairview Heights, IL, Jerome (Doreen) Mitchell, Atlanta, GA, Sharon (Greg Fulton) Mann, East St. Louis, IL, Yolanda Pickens, East St. Louis, IL, Montra (Brenda) Mitchell, Atlanta, GA, Deborah (Everett) Scruggs, Macon, GA, Lori Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA, and Marsha Mccottrell, Fairview Heights, IL; and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Gary is preceded in death by his parents, George and Lois Mitchell; infant daughter, Rasheeda Mitchell; infant brother, Kevin Mitchell; and brother-in-law, Terrill Johnson.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 9, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a time of sharing at 3:30 PM. A Funeral Service will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date.
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