Charles E. Mitchell

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Charles Ernest Mitchell, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, in Obici Hospital. Charles was born in Franklin, a son of the late Arthur T. Mitchell Sr. and Eunice Vaughn Mitchell. Charles was predeceased by four sisters, Dorothy M. Ward, Virginia M. Jones, Ruth M. Harrison, Marian Outlaw; and three brothers, Arthur T. Mitchell Jr., Randolph G. Mitchell Sr. and Vaughan J. Mitchell.

He had retired as a forklift driver for Planters Peanuts and Chocolate after 40 years of service.

He was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church and served on the Chapel Choir for many years. Charles graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1941.

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He is survived by his wife, Edith Wills Mitchell; son, Bernard L. Mitchell (Teresa); daughter, Jacqueline M. Copeland (Alvin); six grandchildren, Buryl Flythe Jr. (Luana), Jamila Flythe-Taylor (Richard), Alvin Xavier Copeland, Evan E. Copeland, Ian E. Copeland and Charles Anthony Mitchell; three great-grandchildren, Jada Taylor, Janii Taylor and Jalea Taylor; and a special nephew, Charles C. Bridges (Sarah).

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Metropolitan Baptist Church. Interment will be in Meadowbrook Mausoleum on Shoulders Hill Road.

Viewing takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, in T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at 2353 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, at all other times.

T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home is in charge.