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David Anthony Mitchell, 51, peacefully transitioned from this life, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 9:28 am with his beloved and devoted wife, Shiree, by his bedside and his sons Davion Marquis (Kelli) Mitchell and Domoneke [Haley] Stephen Mitchell in a prayerful vigil. David was born January 16, 1967, to Dr. Rose A. (Leroy) Hunt-Hull and Stephen (Marlene) Mitchell in Michigan City, Indiana. Prior to his marriage to Shiree, David had two children, Darius Lane of Grand Rapids and Tamara Ferguson of Muskegon, Michigan.
David was employed by MPI Research a Charles River Company of Mattawan, Michigan as a resource manager and was the pastor of Center of Life Church in Three Rivers, Michigan. David loved the Lord and was a devoted husband, father, son, mentor, and pastor. He served in the United States Navy, both active and reserve, from 1986 to 1992 and returned to Michigan where he was employed by Benton Harbor Area Schools. He and his family also lived in Madison, Wisconsin from 2004 to 2006 where he was employed by the Covance Company as a research technician.
David is survived by his wife, children, mother, father, siblings Antonio (Michelle) Mitchell, Desmond Mitchell, Lisa Ash, surrogate son Marcus Valentine, grandson, Darion Ferguson, mother-in-law Greta McNeal, brother-in-law Joseph “Toppy” McNeal, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents John Sr. and Melinda Hunt, his paternal grandparents Don and Katherine Mitchell and Cornelis McNeal, father-in-law.
The celebration service for David will be held at Greater Grace Church, 660 Nickerson Avenue in Benton Harbor where Elder George Dewberry is the pastor. Viewing will be Friday, October 5, 2018, from 9:30 to 10:30 and the service from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Hospice assisted with transition preparations and Robbin Brothers of Benton Harbor provided funeral arrangements. David will receive a 21-gun salute military burial and be laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI.