Pauline Mitchell 1930-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — Mrs. Pauline Mitchell, 91, transcended to her heavenly home Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at Hospice House.

Mrs. Mitchell was born March 2, 1930, in Closplint, Ky., the daughter of John and Nola Alexander Seay. She graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Robert T. Mitchell Jr., on Oct. 28, 1948; he passed away Sept. 20, 2000.

She was a faithful member of New Bethel Baptist Church for 50 years, where she served on the pastor’s aide, executive board, nominating committee and culinary ministries until her health kept her from participating. She loved cooking and being with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory and legacy, her children, Alfrena Paulette Hall of California, Thresea (Merrill) Harris of Youngstown, Antoinette Mitchell of California, Steven (Clothida) of Cleveland and Althea Mitchell, who was her caregiver and with whom she shared her home; a nephew, Vernett Seay Jr., whom she reared; a brother, Vernett Seay Sr. of Humbolt Tenn.; a sister, Savonia Batts of McGhee, Ark.; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert T. Mitchell III; her siblings, Nathaniel, Johnny and William Seay, Marshall Fredrick, John Cornelious, Mary McConnell, Margaret Jewel, her twin, Fauline Wesby, and Annie B. Allen.

Private viewing for family only will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at New Bethel Baptist Church. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

A service of love and dignity entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home.

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