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Chicago, IL 60649


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Mrs. Willa C. Mitchell

Born Into Time: August 01, 1920
Born Into Eternity: August 12, 2017

Willa C. Mitchell was born August 1, 1920 in Washington, Georgia to Henry and Clifford Brown; she was their only child. Willa graduated from Du Sable High School in Chicago in 1939 and remained a devoted member of the Alumni Association. She married her true love and high school sweetheart, James Louis Mitchell, October 20, 1943 in San Bernardino, California, where he was serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon their return to Chicago, they had two sons, James and Michael. Willa earned her Beauty Culture license and operated as a beautician for 15 years. She later attended Wilson Junior College. Willa retired after serving the Chicago Board of Education as a welfare attendant for special needs children.

Willa became a member of Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in 1968. While a member, she was a Sunday School Teacher, an Usher and Chairperson of both the Annual Tea and Banquet. She later became a member of the Mother’s Board. Willa was a member until she passed away.

Willa transcended this life with dignity, courage and grace on the morning of August 12, 2017. She took her last breath in the same quiet and assuming way that she lived her life.

Willa is survived by her sons, James (Mariana) and Michael (Renee); her grandchildren, Jevon, Michael, Shanti, Lauren and seven great grandchildren.

All will hold her memory close to their hearts

Public Viewing:


Service Information:

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Visitation / Family Hour:
10:00 AM
Service Time:
11:00 AM
Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
6623 S. Stewart Ave
Chicago, IL 60621


Lincoln Cemetery
11900 S. Kedzie
Alsip, IL 60805


#2 A. Booker 2017-09-02 07:27
My Condolences to your friends and family. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says The last enemy death is to be brought to nothing. Soon no one will have to experience death.
#1 Christy Marquez 2017-08-17 06:18
Dear family,
May l extend my heartfelt condolences during this trial. May you find comfort in Jehovah's promise to mankind that our enemy death is to be brought to nothing. As well as the distresses associated with death will be no more. They will be a thing of the past. 1 Cor 15 26, Rev 21 4

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