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Mitchell, Shirley F.

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June 30, 1940 - June 14, 2013

Mitchell, Shirley F.

Shirley Faye Mitchell of Allen, Texas, passed away June 14, 2013, at the age of 72. She was born June 30, 1940, to Joe Bentley and Faye LaVern (Arnold) Thompson in El Paso, Texas. Shirley married Harold Mitchell on November21, 1956, in El Paso. Harold and Shirley owned and managed Mitchell’s Grocery Stores in various Towns in North Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Mitchell of Allen, Texas; daughter, Debbie Pearson and husband, Ed, of Pottsboro, Texas; sons, Steve Mitchell and wife, Julia, of Allen, Texas, and Ron Mitchell and wife, Karen, of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Jody Braley, Jason Brown, Ginger Bradley, Zach Mitchell, Rebecca Rodda, Andrew Mitchell, Tobey Pearson, and Jason Pearson; great-grandchildren, Anna Brown, Grace Randall, Juliet Braley, Jaqueline Braley, and Jacob Braley; and sister, JoAnn Ellis of Amarillo, Texas.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Thompson and Faye Miller; and brother, Bobby Joe Thompson.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at North Cities United Pentecostal Church, 502 Beltline Road, Garland, Texas 75040, with Rev. D.G. Hargrove and Rev. Larry Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at our Aria Preston Chapel location, 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252. Funeral arrangemnts are under the personal direction of John P. Brooks.

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Dale & Barbara Fout

June 17, 2013 10:38PM

Our deepest and sincere condolences to the Mitchell and Thompson families! Our family loved Shirley and have many great memories from our days in El Paso. I am speaking with Faye Pierce right now and she remembers those nights of great family fun back in the 60's! We are here for you Harold, Debbie, Steve and Ron. We love you very much!


Susan Stringer

June 17, 2013 5:12PM

This is such a huge loss. I loved Shirley's spunkiness, even if she did tell me that purple represented insanity, ha-ha!