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William Carlos Mitchelll

March 9, 1940 ~ November 18, 2019 (age 79)

Obituary

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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Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 24, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd.
1902 Third Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244

Visitation
Monday
November 25, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Second Baptist Church
919-6th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Funeral Service
Monday
November 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Second Baptist Church
919-6th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

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