Edward Mitchell, 89, of McBurg, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Mitchell was a native of Lincoln County and was the son of the the late Walter S. Mitchell and Ima J. Storey Mitchell. He was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church. He had been Sunday School Superintendent for twenty years in the Methodist denomination and had served as the chairman of the McBurg Community Center for twenty-two years.
Mr. Mitchell took pride in his farming operation and worked hard until he had to retire due to health issues.
He was blessed with his loving wife of almost 70 years, Helen O’Neal Mitchell, and with three children: Edwena (Harry) Cunningham, Wade Mitchell, and Nancy (Billy) McFadden. Other surviving family members include seven grandchildren: David (Allison) Mitchell, Dana (John III) Bryan, LeaAnne (Chris) Grissom, Betsy (Wayne) Davis, Misty (Blake) Fitzgerald, Eddie (Erinn) Cunningham, and Kyle (Ashley) Norwood; Nineteen great-grandchildren and another due in August; One great-great grandchild; His brother, Lyndal Mitchell; Many nieces and nephews, special friends and neighbors, as well as Jane Damron who thought of Mr. Ed and Mrs. Helen as her parents after her own parents passed on.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 4 until 8pm at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2pm also at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Allan Shedd officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery.
Hazel Green Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and appreciates the kindness of Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville for the use of their facility.
I am so sorry about Mr, Ed’s passing. I bet he and Daddy are in heaven right now catching up on everything. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
No matter how old we are it is extremely difficult to let go of a parent. Please know that your family is in our prayers.
Wade, sorry to hear about your Dad . You will miss him daily but remember the good times. My prayers are with you and yours.
So sorry to hear about Ed. He has really put up a fight and will be missed. Helen and Ed such fine neighbors. love you: Janice and Billy
When tomorrow starts with out me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And That I would have to leave behind
All those I Dearly Love
But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
I felt so much at home
When GOD looked down and smiled at me
From his golden throne
He said This Is Eternity
And All I promised you
Today for life on earth is done
But Here it starts a new
I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And Since each day’s the exact same way
There is no longing for the past
So When Tomorrow starts without me
Do not think we’re apart
For every time you think of me
Remember I’m right here in your heart.
Sorry to hear of you loss
So sorry to hear about Mr. Ed. Thinking of you all at this time.
So sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to the family and friends.
I am so very sorry for your familys loss. We are praying for your family.
So sorry to here about Edward. May God Bless the family. Stay strong Helen love you.