Wilson Lee Mitchell

Published 11:11 am Monday, January 23, 2012

AULANDER – Mr. Wilson Lee Mitchell, 69, died January 20, 2012 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

Mr. Mitchell lived all his life in Hertford and Bertie counties. He was a farmer and had worked for Maola Milk and Lance, Inc.. Mr. Mitchell had a neighborhood garden and shared it with many people. He loved his family. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Saint John’s Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Lee and Margaret Williford Mitchell; his wife, Mattie Whitley Mitchell; his son, Norman Lee Mitchell; his sister, Lenora Mitchell Hughes; and brother, Sidney Mitchell.

Survivors include his sons, David Mitchell and wife, Melissa, of Parkton, NC and Michael Mitchell and wife, Brenda, of the home; his sisters, Stella Hofler and husband, Willie, of Gatesville, Jo Winn and husband, Tom, of Woodbridge, VA, Julia Dixon and husband, Robbie, of Grifton, Patricia Penwell and Winnifred Mitchell, both of Millennium; his brother, Julius Mitchell of Aulander; his sister-in-law, Jean Mitchell of Murfreesboro; his grandchildren, Christopher, Chandler Lee and Chase Mitchell of Parkton, NC and Andrew and Lindsey Mitchell of the home; and his special nephew whom he treated as a son, E. Lee Penwell and wife, Deborah, of South Mills. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2012 in the chapel of Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, with Mr. E. Lee Penwell officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.