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BLUEFIELD Mildred Lucille "Lucy" Barrett Mitchell, 79, of 142 Broyles Cemetery Road, Bluefield, WV, departed her earthly home and transitioned to her heavenly one on March 3, 2018, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on a snowy Monday morning, February 6, 1939 in Nemours, WV, to the late George Emmett and Ethel Shrader Barrett. She was the granddaughter of Edward and Nannie Mathena Barrett and Hugh Dillion and Larissa Shrader.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Roy C. Mitchell and brother, Harry "Buck" Barrett.
She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, but most importantly, she was a child of God. While our hearts are broken and our lives will experience an empty void, we have not lost her, we know where she is and that we will be reunited someday, for eternity.
She previously worked at National Electric Coil in Bluefield, WV, and retired from the housekeeping department at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. One of her greatest joys in life was cooking for her kids and grandkids, who visited her on a daily basis. She loved to garden and can and look for bargains at the flea market. She was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Nemours, WV where she enjoyed the preaching of God's word and the faith and fellowship of the congregation.
She is survived by her two daughters; Kathy Miller and husband Ron of Defuniak Springs, FL, Melissa Sue Shupe and husband Richard of Bluefield, WV, and her son; Jack Mitchell and wife Theresa of Princeton, WV.
She is also survived by her six grandsons; Jacob (Margo), Jimi Miller (Misty), Josh and John Mitchell (Sarah), Richard (Brittany), and Brandon Shupe (Ashley). Great-grandchildren; Skylar, Landon and Naomi Mitchell, Danika and McKenzie Shupe, and baby Miller due in May.
Surviving siblings are brother Harold Barrett and wife Gayle of Bluefield, WV and sisters Carolyn Truman and husband Michael of Falls Mills, VA and Connie Howell and husband Danny of Green Valley, WV, five nephews Edd and Jason Barrett, Rick Jackson, Brad Truman and Eric Baugh, and a number of Shrader and Barrett cousins. She is also survived by dear friend and companion David Kincaid who brought her great joy and happiness these last few years with her gardening, canning, and daily excursions to wherever their car took them.
Funeral services will be held at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell, WV on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Dewayne Belcher officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family, at the funeral home 2 hours prior to the service. Grandsons and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, WV is serving the Mitchell family.
Published on March 4, 2018
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