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Mother Elizabeth Mae (Jones) Mitchell

November 11, 1938 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 83)
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Elizabeth Lizzymae Mitchell lovingly known as “Liz” was peacefully called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, in St Joseph MI.  Liz was a God-fearing woman, a beloved mother, and sister, and a cherished grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

Liz was born to Lela Short and Robert Jones on November 11, 1938, in Utica, Mississippi. Liz was raised in Ponchatoula, LA where she received her education and accepted Christ at Frist True Love Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ernest Carter. She enjoyed cooking and spent years working as a cook in the school system as well as in restaurants. Liz also found enjoyment and expressed her creativity through sewing. She liked challenging her mind by working through puzzle books, now “Ice-Cream” had to be at the top of her list of favorites especially while watching movies! She enjoyed taking family photos and making family videos, just so she could view her family repeatedly. Liz would mostly start her day off by listening to her gospel music, reading her bible, taking notes, and talking to the Lord.

Around August of 1974, Liz moved from Ponchatoula, LA to Benton Harbor, MI where she embraced 2 church homes, the first being Reeds Temple COGIC under the leadership of Elder Reed before transitioning her membership to Hopewell Baptist Church under the leadership of her son, Pastor Lee E. Jones where she also served as a mother of the church.

If Liz were in the room, you would know it!  She liked to see the brighter side of things which often resulted in her telling jokes because she enjoyed making others laugh. She was known for her exclusive laugh, her contagious smile, and her entertaining sense of humor. However, more than anything, she was known for her devoted walk with Christ. Throughout her life, she carried a stern yet sweet demeanor that won the hearts of many, even until her last breath. Liz was a faithful woman who loved the Lord, her family, her church, and her community.

Liz leaves to cherish in her memory 1 daughter Vernita ( Derrick) Graves, 2 sons Pastor Lee (Shelia) Jones, and Minister Eugene Ross, and 5 siblings Delores Franklin, Willie Jones, Ida West (Michael), Billy Ray Perkins Jones, and Kathleen Hampton; 11 Grandchildren Everett Sims, Yoketha Sims, Lee Jones Jr., Alvin Jones, Shannon White, Rurshun White, Sammy White, Kawanda Johnson, Ebony Graves, and Sabrina Ross; 24 Great grandchildren, 2 Great-great granddaughters, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friend.

Liz was preceded in death by both parents Robert Jones and Lela Short; 7 siblings Charles Robert Jones Sr., James Willard Jones, Clarence Edward Jones, Harry Lee Jones, Richard Jones, Lottie Francis Jones, and Mary L McKay; 3 husbands Eugene White, Eugene Ross, and Ted Mitchell; 2 sons Alvin White, Dennis White, and 1 grandson Derik White.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 24, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hopewell Baptist Church
756 Highland Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 24, 2022

12:00 PM
Hopewell Baptist Church
756 Highland Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Face Mask must be worn

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