William Carlos Mitchell, 79, of East Moline, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home.
Services will 11:00 Monday, November 25, 2019 at Second Baptist Church, 919-6th Avenue, Rock Island. The Rev. Joseph D. Williamson III will officiate. Burial will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation will be 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, 1902-3rd Avenue, East Moline. There will be a one hour visitation at the church prior to services.
William was born March 9, 1940 in East St. Louis, Illinois; the son of William F. and Evelyn (Cook) Mitchell. William married Hortense Jimison July 4, 1961 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He worked as a Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service. William loved the Lord; he came to know the Lord as a young adult. He was a member of Progressive Baptist Church, Davenport presently Second Baptist Church, Rock Island. He was a Sunday school teacher and student; a member of the male chorus and brotherhood. He enjoyed helping others, visiting at nursing homes, woodworking, and traveling. He was a great story teller, song writer and grandfather.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Hortense, East Moline, children; Tia (Jimmie) Payne, East Moline, Tracy Edwards, Webster Groves, MO, Theresa (Ron) Owens, Arlington, TN, Trina Mitchell, Mattapan, MA, and Trevor Mitchell/Makin (Aasiyah) Hamzah, Arlington, TX, grandchildren; Tiarra (Michael), Taylor, Perri, Mitchell, Morgan ,Salahudin, and Rukan, great grandchildren; Aajon, Maite, and Aaryah, siblings; Patryce Taylor, Cahokia, IL, Karen (James) Farley, Cahokia, IL, Debra Parker, Washington DC, and Deidre (Chris) Smith, Clinton, MD, Aunt, Iola Harrington, Swansea, IL, and a host of family and friends.
William was preceded in death by his parents, step mother, Eather Mitchell, brother, Kevin, infant sister, and son, Todd Mitchell.
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