Elijah Mitchell Sr., 83, of Jackson, died June 11, 2011 at the Jackson Health Care Facility.
He was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff. He retired from Whitehead and Kale Welding Company in Detroit, Mich.
Survivors include two sons, Elijah Mitchell Jr., Detroit, Kelvin Mitchell of Lexington, Ky.; brothers, James (Johnnie) Mitchell, Jackson, Eugene (Audrey) Mitchell, Mobile; sisters, Minnie (Rev. Albert) Ridgeway, Chatom, Rosie (Walter) Bradley, Jackson and Bessie (David) McBride, Thomasville; aunt, Wilcy Mae Boykin, Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie and Fendley Mitchell; brothers, Willie Mitchell and Alfred Mitchell; and sister, Wilcy May Campbell.
The service was June 18 at 11 a.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clausell Boykin officiating. Burial was in the St. James Cemetery in Choctaw Bluff.