Funeral service for Mrs. Joyce Smith Mitchell, age 89 of Nashville, will be conducted Sunday February 25, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow beside her husband William Herbert Mitchell in Wright’s Cemetery. Mrs. Mitchell passed away February 23, 2018 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Bessie Coble Smith, was retired from Commerce Union Bank as a banker and tax professional however her most treasured job was as a stay-at-home wife and partner to her “Sweet William” and mom and grandmother to Mike and Whitney. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Vultee Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son Michael William Mitchell, and granddaughter Whitney Elizabeth Mitchell. Sister Karita (Hilton) Johnson, and many loving nieces and nephews . Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents, husband William Herbert Mitchell, grandson Cody William Mitchell, brothers Everett (Martha Ruth) Smith and Wayne (Dolen) Smith, sisters Wilma (J.Z.) Brewer, Elise (Shannon) King, Darleen (J.E.) Guider, and Alice (Joe) Wells.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday February 25, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at 3:30 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
I belong to the Francescon clan that lived across from Joyce and Mitch. I remember Mitch as such a fun -loving man and Joyce would just look at him and smile. Joyce always kept in touch with my folks and after our mother passed, she continued to send Dad doughnuts (he loves them) and her wonderful breakfast muffins. I am sad for Mike and her remaining family and loved ones, but am happy that she is happy and healed and reunited with Mitch. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the words of Jesus at John 5: 28, 29 – “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.”
Joyce lived across the street from my parents for years. She & William were great neighbors & people. We will miss her greatly but glad she is with “Mitch” now. My Dad is still there & will miss her. Thoughts are with Mike & family.