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Joseph R. Mitchell

February 21, 1955 May 15, 2019
Joseph R. Mitchell
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Joseph Richardson Mitchell was born on February 21, 1955 in Sumter, South Carolina, son of Ethel Holmes Mitchell and Thadious Mitchell. He grew up in Roselle, New Jersey where he attended the Roselle Public School system. Joseph played basketball during his high school years at Abraham Clark High School and graduated in 1973. Joseph has two brothers: McKinley and the late Thadious, and one sister, Robin. Joseph has lived in Roselle for 20 years before relocating to Linden and later returned back to Roselle.

Joseph met his future wife, Wenda Joyce Ray in the late 1970s and with this union they had two daughters: Shaunti and Asia. He later met Pamela Franklin and had a son, Kyle and a daughter, Courtney.

Joseph worked most of his career at Dupont Chemicals formerly of Linden, New Jersey. During his later years, he worked at Exxon Mobil in Elizabeth and retired after five years of service.

Joseph enjoyed hobbies such as drawing, animals, Asian culture and reading. Education was considered a key to Joseph. He enjoyed making everyone around him laugh, smile and feel good.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Joseph left this physical world to join his family awaiting him at the age of sixty-four.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ethel Mitchell in 2017; father, Thadious Mitchell in 1961 and brother, Thadious Oscar Mitchell in 2015.

Joseph leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Wenda; two daughters: Shaunti Truly of Houston, Texas and Asia Mitchell (Terrance Anderson) of Elizabeth, New Jersey; Pamela Franklin and children: Kyle Mitchell of Roselle, New Jersey (Alexandria Martin) and Courtney Mitchell of Roselle, New Jersey; brother, McKinley Mitchell of Washington, DC; sister: Robin Mitchell of Roselle, New Jersey; honorary sister, Sharon Albert of Linden, New Jersey; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; along with a great host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends.

Joe wouldn’t want everyone crying at his funeral so instead rejoice in knowing that there’s no more suffering, pain and affliction. He’s resting peacefully with his dearly departed family.


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10:00 AM 5/30/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Matthew's Baptist Church

159 E. 9th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

St. Matthew's Baptist Church
159 E. 9th Avenue Roselle 07203 NJ
United States

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30

May

11:00 AM 5/30/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Matthew's Baptist Church

159 E. 9th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

St. Matthew's Baptist Church
159 E. 9th Avenue Roselle 07203 NJ
United States
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