On March 31, 1936, Leroy Mitchell, was born to the late Joseph E. and Emma Lockett Mitchell.
At an early age, he received Christ at Mount Mariah Baptist Church of Pratt City, Alabama.
He was educated in the Birmingham City School System. Due to his artistic abilities, he was well known as a skillful painter until his health declined. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Verna Mitchell and to this union two daughters and one son were born.
He was preceded in death by both parents, one son, one grandson, four sisters: Josie Mitchell Fair, Bonnie Mitchell Lacey, Pearlie Mae Lockett and Blanche Pauline McDole.
A beautiful life of service came to an end when the sweet voice of Jesus beckoned him home, thy good and faithful servant from his labor to his reward.
A rare and human being has entered into the sunset. The Angel of Death summoned our beloved one on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
He leaves to cherish his memories wife: Verna Mitchell; daughters: Sheryl (Ronnie) Mitchell-Reid and Zonda Mitchell of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren: four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mildred M. Bennett and Ruby Anderson of Birmingham, Alabama; one brother: Joseph Mitchell of Birmingham, Alabama. He was treasured by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends whose lives have been blessed by having known and loved him.