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Ellar Dee Wimbley Mitchell, 78, departed this life Sunday, March 13, 2022 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, where the Covenant Care staff tirelessly cared for her during her transition.
She was born to the late Rev. John A. Wimbley Sr. and the late Queen Easter Wimbley on Aug. 12, 1943 in Washington County.
Ellar committed her life to Christ at an early age. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Millry, where she sang in the choir and also served as a deaconess for numerous years. She worked as a seamstress at Millry Manufacturing Company in Millry until diagnosed with renal failure in 1997.
Ellar was united in marriage to Robert L. Mitchell Jr. on April 14, 1963 and to this union six children were born.
Left to cherish her precious memories are her loving husband of 58 years, Robert L. Mitchell Sr. of Millry; her three devoted daughters, Gloria L. (Anthony) McGrew and Eva M. Mitchell, all of Millry and Sherri D. (Daryl) Thomas of Selma; two devoted sons, Robert L. (Ida Mae) Mitchell III of Frankville and Eddie J. Mitchell of Millry; two devoted grandsons, Apostle Robert Duane (Samantha) Mitchell Sr. of Molino, Fla. and James Reginald Mitchell of Millry; two devoted granddaughters, Markeisha L. Mitchell of Frankville and Nakiria C. Thomas of Selma; six greatgrandchildren, four devoted, Emmanuel E. Mitchell of Pensacola, Fla., Jakayla L. Mitchell, Robert Duane Mitchell Jr. and Kingstan D. Mitchell, all of Molino, Fla.; two beloved sisters, Leora Wimbley of Millry and Easter Mae (Sylvester) Koen of Frankville; beloved brother, John A. Wimbley Jr. of Millry; nine sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Tipton of Sunflower, Lucy M. Wimbley of Millry, Tomette McReynolds of Buckatunna, Miss., Hueberta Bow- man and Dolly M. Howell both of Frankville, Mary (Charles) Cannon of Daphne, Martha (Tommy) Lankford of Mobile, Edwina Abston of Millry and Sandris Mitchell of Koenton; three brothers-in-law, Earnest Johnson of Chatom, Leroy (Eldora) Mitchell of St. Stephens and Eddie D. (Jessie) Mitchell of Mobile; with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one child; Christopher Jerome Mitchell; two beloved sisters, Annie L. Howell and Betty L. Johnson; two beloved brothers, Paul Wimbley Sr. and James E. Wimbley; four brothers-in-law, Milton Bowman, A.D. Howell, Johnnie Mitchell and Wade Abston; and one sister-in-law, Elouise Mitchell.
A graveside service was Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at Queen Earl Cemetery with Rev. Charles Hurd, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church and Apostle Robert Duane Mitchell Sr. as the eulogist.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.jacksonmemorialfh.com.
Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed. (12-1tp)