LULA BELL REAVES MITCHELL age 76, of 959 Denny’s Store Road, Roxboro, NC went home to be with her Savior, parents, husband, sons, and siblings Friday afternoon, May 7, 2021 at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Mitchell was born November 20, 1944 in Person County, NC, daughter of the late Luke & Laura Lowery Reaves and was wife of 45 years to the late Billy Gene Mitchell, Sr. She was retired from Collins & Aikman Corp. after 19 years of service and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Lula enjoyed singing, flowers, crocheting, watching The Young & The Restless, and spending time with her family.
Surviving are six children, Diane Sossoman & husband, Buck of Reidsville, NC, Ann Wade, Janie Bradshaw & husband, Keith, Junior Myers all of Roxboro, NC, Tammy Huff & husband, Pee Wee of Pelham, NC, Gila Weaver & husband, Doug of Roxboro, NC, sister, Edna Turner, brother, Hugh “Junior” Reaves, two daughters-in-law, Tina Mitchell, Susan Mitchell, twenty-two grandchildren, forty-seven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Mitchell is preceded in death by four sons, Billy Gene Mitchell, Jr., Tony Wayne Mitchell, John Myers, Danny Mitchell, three sisters, Estelle Wilson, Nancy Leonard, Alice Harris, three brothers, Elder Bryant Reaves, W.H. Reaves, and Doug Reaves.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Ron Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends and guests for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Doug & Gila Weaver, 959 Denny’s Store Road, Roxboro, NC.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Leonard, Ronnie Long, Bobby Mitchell, Charles Reaves, Shane Weaver, and David Whitfield.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.
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