Heaven welcomed another blessed soul to heaven!
She was the daughter of the late Sadie Cassandra Whitten Mitchell and Joseph Ira Mitchell.
Her brothers Joe Mitchell Jr., Garland Mitchell and Mack Mitchell also preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Grenada High School in Grenada, Miss., where she was valedictorian.
She served as secretary to the editor at White Wing Publishing House with the Church of God of Prophecy in 1941.
After she was married, and along with her husband, they pastored in Mississippi and, after retirement, in Illinois. They served as state overseers to Mississippi, Oregon, East Texas, West Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas. They were in ministry for more than 70 years.
She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, quilting, canning, reading, working crossword puzzles and working on jigsaw puzzles. She was an excellent cook and it was often said that she “expressed her love for her family and friends through her cooking.” She was a 30-year member of the Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy.
Survivors include her children: Larry Biggers and his wife, Janet, Beverly Roach, Rickey Biggers and his wife, Shelia, and Cindy Stone and her husband, Michael; her grandchildren: Brannon Biggers and his wife, Weslynn Biggers, Alan Biggers and his wife, Denee, Carrie Bishop and her husband, Brandon, Rebecca Rodgers and her husband, Jason, Lacynda Biggers, Kristina Schwenk and her husband, Chris, Tamara Biggers, Cassie Moore, Taylor Stone and Mark Stone; her great-grandchildren: Kathryn Bishop, Michael Bishop, Lillian Bishop, Paige Rodgers and Adelaide Biggers; and her sister, Joy Mitchell Williams.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday morning, May 17, 2012, from the Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor John Stone officiating.
The body will lay in repose at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
A graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. (CDT) Friday, May 18, 2012, from the McCurtains Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County, Miss. with the Rev. Clint Knowles officiating.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends in Mississippi on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT) at the Oliver Funeral Home, 609 Highway 9 South, Eupora, Miss. 39744. The Oliver Funeral Home phone number is 662-258-8222.
The family requests memorials be made to the Biggers-Trussell Reunion Fund, in care of Larry Biggers, 8940 Moore Road, Columbus, GA 31904.
The family will receive friends in Cleveland on Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes.