He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 11 in Minnesota.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L. Mitchell; five children, Ingrid Mitchell, Kimberly Mitchell, Anthony Mitchell, Michael D. Rachal, all of Dallas, Texas, Debra Stills, Houston, Texas; seven brothers, Rosco Scott, Jamaica, N.Y., Willie Clyde Scott, Birmingham, Lenzy Washington, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Timothy Mitchell, Jackson, Frank D. Mitchell, Willie George Mitchell, James Washington, all of Mobile; nine sisters, Velma Thomas, Lake Charles, La., Geraldine Perine, Verdine Stallworth, both of Jackson, Barbara Horsley, Jamaica, Shelma Chatman, Houma, La., Jo Ann Brown, Mobile, Irene Rocker, Flora Mitchell, Thyrim Mitchell, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild.
The service was May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Choctaw Bluff Church of God Pentecostal in Jackson. Burial was in New Canaan Church Cemetery.