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Harry Jones Mitchell

Apr 13, 2017
Harry Jones Mitchell

printed 04/14/2017


Harry Jones Mitchell, age 87, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.

Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Morris Henry Mitchell and Mildred Leanora Jones Mitchell.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Geraldine Pruitt Mitchell, and children, Bill Mitchell and his wife, Linda, of Whaleyville, and Betsy Bergey and her husband, Jay, of Berlin.

There are five grandchildren, Jennifer Zemo (Jon), Heather Dudash, Jason Mitchell (Rebecca), Ryan Bergey (Kristin) and Ross Bergey (Ashley), and 13 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Christopher and Katie Zemo, Jayden and Avery Dudash, Ella Mitchell, James, John, Chase, Luke, Drew, Cole and Jake Bergey.

Also surviving is his sister, Barbara M. Evans, of Berlin; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hudson; brother-in-law, Dale R. Pruitt; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Annabelle Hastings.

Mr. Mitchell had been a poultry grower and employed with Berlin Milling Co., Mountaire Farms and later Perdue Farms. He was past president (1990) of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, and chairman of the Grower Committee, a life-time member of Friendship United Methodist Church, choir member for over 40 years, served on the Board of Trustees and was a Sunday School superintendent.

One of Mr. Mitchell’s favorite places to visit was Disney World.

A funeral service was held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Friendship United Methodist Church in Berlin. Pastor Jack Savage and Pastor Ron Schatz officiated.

In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation in his memory be made to: Friendship United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Lou Taylor, 12329 Vivian Street, Bishopville, Maryland 21813.  Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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