Harriette Mitchell

Harriette Josephine Mitchell
“Going Home”
Sunrise: March 17, 1929 – Sunset: April 21, 2017

On Friday evening, April 21, 2017, Harriette J. Mitchell, 88, was called to rest with the Lord. Harriette was born in Jacksonville, IL on March 17, 1929, the eighth daughter of Tucker and Nannie Wilson Hamilton. At the time of her death, she resided with her daughter, Jacqueline Brown and husband Abraham Brown, Jr. of College Station, TX.

Harriette lived all her life in Jacksonville where she resided at the family’s homestead. She attended public school class of 1947. Harriette was a member of Bethel AME Church and worked diligently for fifty years at the Barton Christian Home until retirement in 2001.

One of her most favorite and important interest was baseball. She was an avid Cardinals fan. Harriette was married to William Newton Mitchell in Jacksonville and they later divorced.

She was preceded in death by her son William Michael Mitchell, seven sisters and five brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Mitchell Brown and husband Abe; five grandchildren, Abraham Brown, III of L.A., CA, Adam J. Brown of Austin, TX, Jacqueline Ashlee Brown of Austin, TX, William Michael Mitchell II of Carson, CA; one great-grandson, Alonzo Cheatham of Austin, TX; and several nieces and nephews, Richard Hamilton of New York City, Alan Hamilton of Longmont, CO, George Hamilton of Erie, CO, Phyllis J. Hamilton Rowell of Oakland, CA, Guthrie Underwood of Vancouver, WA, Deborah Johnson of Peoria, IL, Terrie Garrez of Oxnard, CA and Bernice Anderson of Peoria, IL.

She will be sorely missed by family and friends. “I Have Fought a Good Fight, I Finished My Course, I Have Kept the Faith” 11 Timothy 4:7-8

Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Crematory Centers Bryan-College Station. Express condolences at CallawayJones.com


  1. I worked with Harriette at Barton Stone in Dietary for 18 years she was a sweet lady and we had so many laughs. I thought about her often since she retired. In fact just a couple of weeks ago I said something to someone at work wondering about her. I know she will be greatly missed by her family.. God Bless You All!! Glenda Turner

  2. Sure sorry to hear about mother such a wonderful person . You folks were wonderful neighbors . Mother is resting in peace .

  3. Remembering your family always, now and then.
    Harriette was always a special lady, very respectful!
    Take care and know that we will always remember her and her family.


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