Mrs. Matilyn Carol Beale was born to John B. and Ollie Mae Mitchell on December 20, 1955, in Birmingham, Alabama. She was preceded in death by father John B. Mitchell and three brothers: Guy Mitchell, Garland Mitchell and John Mitchell. She departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Matilyn confessed Christ at an early age and was faithful member of True House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church. She was educated in the Shelby County School System and later received her Associates Degree in Cosmetology. She was retired from St. Vincent’s Hospital.
I arrived safely on Hallelujah Flight 03102018. My flight was like none other I’ve ever experienced before. I thank God for pre-paid ticket purchased by my Savior Jesus Christ. I met people of all ages and ethnicities. The flight attendants were dressed in all white wearing crowns of Glory! The pilot was God Almighty and the Co-Pilot was the Son of God, my Savior, Jesus Christ. He announced, “All aboard. Welcome. This was a one-way, non-stop flight. Please disembark and pass through the pearly gates of Heaven, your eternal destination.”
She leaves to Cherish her memories: Two sons: Damon Mitchell, Sr. and Cevin Mitchell; Two daughters: Charis Mitchell and Chante (Raheem) Ruffin; Twelve grandchildren: Damon Mitchell, Jr., Kamryn Powell, Kiara Mitchell, Jadyn Sheffield, Ryann Ruffin, Jacob Mitchell, Myles Ruffin, Ryleigh Ruffin, Cayden Ruffin, Christian Mitchell, Deshontrice McClellan and Corey Calhoun; One great-grandson: Zion Christian Mitchell; Two brothers: Harold (Doretha) Williams and Stacy (Michelle) Mitchell; Three sisters: Margaret (Sheldon) Johnson, Carmen (Curtis) Turner and Quilla (Norman) White; a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves cherished memories to a very special person dear to her heart, Larry (Coon Dog) Robinson.