Mr. William Alfred Mitchell, Sr. (better known as W. A. Mitchell and Mitch), age 91, of Marianna, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at the Southeast Health in Dothan, Alabama.
He was a native of Webster, Florida but has lived most of his life in Jackson County and retired from the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.
He is survived by his children: Orentha Mitchell of Valrico, Florida, Patricia M. Taylor of Elmira, New York, Valaria Slater of Marianna, Florida, William A. Mitchell, Jr., of Marianna, Florida and Ronald D. Mitchell of Marianna, Florida; two sons-in-law: George Taylor of Elmira, New York and Jim Slater of Marianna, Florida; one daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Mitchell of Marianna, Florida; his sister: Matry Law of Webster, Florida; sixteen grandchildren: Dwayne, Angela, Rickie and Kevin Mitchell, Nateshia McConnell, Osten Taylor, Patrice Smith, Veronica Taylor, Isley Cotton, Ryan Davis, Isacc Davis II, Telisha Davis and David Davis, Bria, Keionna and Anastasia Mitchell; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Public visitation will be from 6:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Marianna, Florida.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Marianna, Florida. Interment will follow in the Orange Hill Cemetery in Marianna, FL under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.
My sincere condolences to the family of W.A. Mitchell (aka: Mitch) He welcomed me to Arthur G. Dozier School in 1970. He was a very kind and cooperative co-worker who always strived to do what was asked of him. He was always very quiet but exemplified great strength as he performed his daily tasks. I will miss Mitch. RIP Mr. Mitchell
Thank Mrs. Merrritt. Love you much!!!