Leon D. Mitchell

Published 4:58 pm Thursday, November 19, 2015

OBIT Leon Mitchell

Funeral services for Leon  D. Mitchell , age 90 of  Picayune, MS, who passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015, will be held Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at New Palestine Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at New Palestine Baptist Church.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Rev. Josh Braddy will officiate the service.
A native of Picayune, MS, he was a licensed contractor and owner of Big M Construction Company and a member of New Palestine Baptist Church.
Leon said “When I die, do not tell about my life accomplishments or things that I have built on earth, but tell others about my love for Jesus.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Boyd Mitchell and Avis Mitchell Mitchell; his son-in-law, Fred Tucker; his brother, Jackie Boyd Mitchell; his sisters, Wilma Mason, Ruth Ann Breland, and Joyce Harris; and his great grandsons, Stephen Tarver and Anthony Tucker.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 68 years, Ercell Mitchell; his children, Gary Leon Mitchell, Susan Mitchell Tucker, and Libby Mitchell (Larry) Brown; 12 grandchildren, Shawn Mitchell, Michele Herndon, Christopher (Amanda) Mitchell, Brian (Chelle) Tarver, Cally (Josh) Robbins, Wayne (Melissa) Tucker, Blyss (Stephen) Bogner, Josh (Amy) Tucker, Jarred Gravitt-Tucker, Kristian Gravitt-Tucker, Kane Gravitt-Tucker, and Ashley Caughey; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; his sister, Alice Faye (Tommy) Pearson; his brother-in-law, Billy Joe Mitchell; his sister-in-law, Nell McQueen; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he loved and adored.
Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the Internet page, at www.mcdonaldfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Palestine Baptist Church Lottie Moon Offering.

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