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James W. Mitchell
August 1, 1937 ~ February 28, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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James W. Mitchell, son of the late John Mitchell and Cora Smith Mitchell was born on August 1, 1937, in Kinston, North Carolina. He departed this life on February 28, 2023, at his home in Walterboro, South Carolina.
He received his education from Lenoir County Schools where he graduated from High School in 1958. He furthered his studies, earning an electrical trade. Shortly after, he joined the army in 1960 where he served as a radio operator, stationed in France.
James married Loretta Taylor in 1961 and they resided in Brooklyn, New York for several years and later relocated to Walterboro, South Carolina. He worked as a Dayco employee and retired after 24 years of service. He joined Pine Grove Baptist church in 1980 where he served as a deacon for many years.
James Mitchell was an avid fisherman, farmer, builder, and churchgoer. He loved to work with his hands and became a staple source of help to many residents of Walterboro.
He was preceded in death by his son, Stevon Mitchell; three brothers, Mr. Joe Henry Mitchell, Mr. Johnnie Mitchell, and Mr. Charlie Mitchell; four sisters, Mrs. Annie B Henry, Mrs. Edna Stevenson, Mrs. Mary L. Ham and Mrs. Esther Williams.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of sixty-one years, Mrs. Loretta Mitchell; four daughters, Ms. Helen Mitchell, Ms. Natasha Mitchell, Ms. Trish Mitchell, and Ms. Brittany Mitchell all of Walterboro, South Carolina; three sons, Kenneth Mitchell (Felicia) of Douglasville, Georgia, Brian Mitchell of Walterboro, South Carolina, and Mason Mitchell of Denmark, South Carolina; seventeen grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and caring friends.