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December 2, 2017
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Message from Green Family
December 7, 2018 10:31 AM

Unfortunately so few people leave an impression on our lives,as teachers. Mrs Mitchell will be remembered not only as a “great” teacher, but great person. The word says at Ecclesiastes 7:1-2“A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death is better than the day of birth. Better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting, for that is the end of every man, and the living should take it to heart.” May the guaranteed promises of our Heavenly Father at John 5:28,29 bring you comfort and hope in the days ahead.
Message from Barbara Ann
October 22, 2018 5:24 AM

🌼 While it may have been difficult saying goodbye to Doris, please find comfort in God’s promise that very soon he will restore life to perfection to all those in his memory:


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A candle was lit by Susie Crawford on January 6, 2018 10:10 AM
Message from Susie Crawford
January 6, 2018 10:08 AM

Jai and Jason,
Sending you my sincerest condolences in the passing of your mother. You were her treasures and she loved you greatly.
She always spoke of you proudly and had fun stories to share.

I did not hear about her passing until after her Service. I certainly would have been there. I had called your home and left messages once I heard she was in a nursing home. I desperately wanted to visit her.

Although we did not talk often after retirement, we did have those great times when we contacted each other and it was as though we had never lost contact.

I will never forget your mom. She was a dear friend whom I loved and will never forget. I think about the fun times we had together at MacFarland Junior High. She was a sincere and dedicated friend.

I would like to contribute to her Scholarship Fund. Please forgive me for this late response.


Susie Crawford
Message from La-Deidre Bridgewater
December 31, 2017 6:10 PM

Jason and Jai, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Your mom was always full of energy and a dedicated teacher to the students she taught at Macfarland Junior/Middle School. I too, was one of her students and her class was always interesting, fun and different each day. She spoke with love and pride anytime she shared a story about her two boys. I want you Jason and Jai to be strong and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
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A candle was lit by Celena Edwards on December 21, 2017 3:57 PM
Message from Jb
December 20, 2017 11:19 AM

May the God of all comfort be with the family doing this difficult time 2nd corinthians 1 3&4
Message from Dedrick Posey c/o72
December 19, 2017 8:04 AM

She was a real teacher who took the time to ensure you learned. Always a smile on her face and a kind word even after you had graduated
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A candle was lit by Dr. Donna Graham on December 19, 2017 7:50 AM
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A candle was lit by Malinda and Ed. Asheville NC on December 16, 2017 12:44 AM
Message from Mario Rivera & Family
December 15, 2017 1:56 PM

My condolences to Jai, Jason and the rest of the family. Mrs. Mitchell always thought and did for others before herself. A renaissance woman, who had knowledge of just about any topic. She will always be loved and missed, but her essence will live on through the individuals she has touched.

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Message from Lillie Carter
December 15, 2017 10:34 AM

I say good-bye to my friend, neighbor and a person I loved as a sister. I will never forget all the times we shared together on Jefferson Street. Mrs. Mitchell was a true friend and always took time out of her schedule for me. She always open her door with a smile. Mrs. Mitchell was a friend of the neighborhood. To Jai and Jason stay strong and continue on doing good things. This would be the desires of your mother.
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A candle was lit by Bobby and Etta on December 14, 2017 10:58 PM
Message from Minister Natalie Adams
December 14, 2017 10:13 PM

To The Family, Of Sister Doris S. Mitchell: I will always remember her gentle spirit, smile and touch. I called her my "Auntie D", she was so special and dear, to me personally. On a daily basis, "Auntie D", spread both the Love And Gospel Of Christ, through emailing "Daily Devotionals", to family and friends. Moreover, I am expressing my condolences, to the family. I AM PRAYING, FOR YOU!!! Remember, "To Cast All Of Your Cares, Upon The Lord, For He Cares, For You!" Lastly, I would like to close, with an excerpt from "Footprints In The Sand." "The LORD replied, "My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your time of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then, that I carried you." MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!
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A candle was lit by Mildred Doe on December 14, 2017 9:58 PM
Message from Mary Adams
December 14, 2017 9:50 PM

To The Mitchell Family: I am praying for you during, this time. MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN YOU, KEEP YOU AND CARRY YOU!!! BLESS YOU!!!
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A candle was lit by Geanita Everett (Hodges) on December 14, 2017 5:37 PM
Message from Goshen College
December 14, 2017 4:05 PM

Dr. Mitch,
Our thoughts and prayers are with at this time of great loss.

Your friends at Goshen College
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A candle was lit by Goshen College on December 14, 2017 4:03 PM
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A candle was lit by Jan Graves on December 14, 2017 7:56 AM
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A candle was lit by Saundra McMillian this is on December 14, 2017 12:10 AM
Message from Dean Rhodes
December 13, 2017 10:05 PM

Dr. Mitchell,

I was sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She appears to have been a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.
Message from Jay and Viola Durrah, Spartanburg, SC
December 13, 2017 8:04 PM

My Jefferson Street memories of my beloved friend, and sister.
Words cannot express my love for such a loving and caring person. Doris was my "Ram" in the bush when I needed someone. She was always there for me, grandma, and papa Young. A day never went by that she didn't call to check on us be it morning or afternoon. Whenever she went grocery shopping she would always bring something back for 214. She always kept us up-to-date with the latest movie. Can't forget the drinks, popcorn, ice cream, cookies and her love for Popeye's chicken. Mrs. Mitchell was the first to welcome new neighbors into the community with a little gift basket and hand written note. When I relocated to South Carolina she would always send me a hand written letter, card, or a note she had started to write in the middle of the night, or a newspaper clipping of stories of interest of things happening in the city to share with me. This is just a small attribute of her many talents as an educator and willingness to share and love for family and friends. She is loved by many and will be greatly missed. To Jai and Jason stay strong and continue to make your mom proud of you. As a few words of comfort I can hear her saying "Grieve a while for me If grieve you must, Then let your grief be comforted by trust Its's only for a time that we must part, So bless the memories within your heart I won't be far away, for life goes on, And if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near". These verses were taken from a poem titled "To Those I Love and Those Who Loved Me" - Author Unknown
Much Love to you both. I'm only a phone call away if you need me. Love,

Jay and Viola Durrah
Spartanburg, SC
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