I AM A FIRST COUSIN TO MITCHELL ON MY FATHERS SIDE.HIS MOTHER AND MY DAD WERE SIBLINGS.HE WAS A GREAT PERSON.WE LOOKED LIKE BROTHERS!
Dearest Aunt Georgette, Annette & Bryan, Mary Jean & Lance, Brian, Freddy, your children and grandchildren, the full families that stemmed from this wonderful couple who lived well and loved their family well, together; words are only so able to describe the imprint of Uncle Mitchell's life and legacy, his impact on many; me, for one.
I have not stopped thinking of each of you since the news, and was fully in-spirit with you during this time of earth's loss and heaven's gain [I envision Uncle Mitchell has already been given good work to do, up in the heavens, since he did so well, here, on earth. I assume his greatest duty now is acting as a beacon of light, an angel, a powerful guardian, for his beloveds. I pray you can feel his presence, as it is still with you, as is the recollection of his very sweet, sweet smile and equally sweet eyes. He was a hanoun. I believe with my whole heart that his spirit is still near and around each of you, and more powerfully, his younger, stronger self, coming to the protection and aide of his beloveds, from his celestial place, at any given moment, at any given time, just as he did here.
My own recollections of Uncle Mitchell are many and varied, since my youth, but I was always most amazed at his incredible commitment to his family; his firm pride in his ancestry and his cultural lineage, and his inherited language; and his pride and participation in his El Paso community. I recall Abraham's Big 8 on Piedras, him behind the meat counter; I remember, later in life, when Kimmie and Sammy owned the Bazaar, he and Aunt Georgette would be there helping, washing vegetables, cutting them, working with their grandchildren, "truly" constant supports, offering love and complete presence in their family's daily lives.
I was also always very moved by his respect for his elders, and was always personally touched by the kindness he always exuded towards my parents, he was empathetic and respectful and sweet and attentive. And I know this, because I saw it. He carried respect with him. And I was always impressed, as a child, that it was in Mitchell and Georgette's home that Amo Esber lived; so he took care of those who came before him and those who came after him. How then, will the Lord not take care of him? I can only imagine Uncle Mitchell's mother there to greet her son at the gates.
What an example of honesty and hard work and generosity and commitment he was, not giving "of" the self, but giving the entire self to those he loved: a firm foundation, a comfortable cushion, a girding strength and support, and an umbrella under which his beloveds lived and thrived. A patriarch. A prince.
As for me, I always looked up to him as quite an example of so much that was good, and honorable, and admirable, someone to emulate, rare in the world....and a great carrier of wisdom/s. A teller of fine stories, a teacher in that way, as well. Whenever I would compliment him on these things, or anything, he was truly humble, would look down and quietly say, "Why thank you, Murrium, thank you."
No words, and many words. But it is memory that will stay, and the lessons learned from observing the man, the way in which he conducted his life. What a light.
His last words to me were during a phone conversation this past summer, we talked about his children and grandchildren, and the pride in his voice was palpable, large, you could see the smile--and the great love for each of you. They say you know when someone loves you, because "your name feels safe in their mouth." Your names were safe in his mouth, and accompanied with a happy pride in your many successes.
I count myself blessed to have known him, and from childhood. This is a gift. For that, I am grateful.
He will remain, for me and for many, a great example of what is good, and fine, and best in a man, which many might aspire to, but few might attain.
Memory eternal + "Well done, though good and faithful servant, well done." A message which I feel certain he was welcomed with, into the arms of our great Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And we will meet again. It is promised.
May this hope give the family of Mr.Abraham comfort (Titus 1:2).
I just read about the passing of Mitch. I am deeply saddened. I don't know if you remember me. I am one of the daughters of Delia and Guillermo Delgado. My parents used to shop at your store for many years. My dad passed away 23 June of this year. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Sincerely,
Dear Abraham family,
Our deepest condolences for the passing of a very kind and honorable gentleman. My mother-in-law, Mary Aikman, shopped for years with Mitchell and Georgette. They always greeted her warmly and provided the best customer service of any store then or now. They made a trip to the supermarket such a pleasurable experience! May his many fine qualities live on through the lives of his family. God bless.
I was saddened to learn of your loss. Mitchell was such a fine man. Mario loved him very much. I am living in California with my daughter otherwise I would stop by and visit. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Peggy Palafox
I just read of Mitchell's death, living in Arizona I do not hear much. Mitchell is one person that I can never forget. We went to grade school and high school together. Last saw him at a reunion, he was the same wonderful person. How could anyone forget him, his humor and his smile. His passing will create a huge loss to his family and will never be forgotten by those whose life he has touched. Glad he was in my life.
I remember how welcoming Mr. Abraham was to me and my family when we began attending St. George Church. May he rest in peace
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I had and will always have the highest regard for Mr. Abraham and will miss his friendly smile which was one of a kind.
Mrs. Abraham, I am so very sad for your loss. What a kind decent man your husband was. Mike and I will miss him. Fondly, Norma and Mike Hunt
Dear Georgette and family, The loss of Mitchell is a loss for the world and his family,but a gain for heaven!! He will still send you his help from that glorious home he has inherited! I hope he runs into his friend Yazbik, who thought so much of him. They were
good friends and now they can bum around heaven together and pray for us! May the Lord comfort you and be with you always! My love, Rosie
Uncle Mitchel was a very spiritual Orthodox Christian along with his lovely wife and wonderful children and grandchildren. He loved life and being around people and making feel so special. He was a very philontropic and humanitarian person. He lived a very honorable life and passed his traditions and godliness to his beloved ones and everyone he came into contact with. His memories will not be forgotten but he will will be remembered for the great characteristics and life he led and the love he had for his Creator. Christ loved us so much that he died for us and rose from the dead so we can be with Him (Jesus Christ)and inherit His Kingdom, for we are called to be His children if we follow His will and commandments and follow Him, and surely Uncle Mitchel did. Memory Eternal and our prayers will always include him. May God grant the comfort and strength to his beloved ones and know that Uncle Mitchel is in God's hands and he will be taken care of by his Maker and Creator. Thank God that Christians have a goal and hope in the Lord. May we all make it a priority in our life to live a holy,pleasing, and dignified life.
Father Anthony, Minerva and entire family
Mr. Abraham made sure families ate whether they had money or not. His store was the first in the area to offer Black hair products and utensils. Mr. Abraham and his wife were always very friendly and sincere. To the family, cherish the memories. God Bless. Soul of the Heights and Friends
God grant him eternal peace. Our sincere condolences to your family.
Mr. Abraham fed many families whether they had money or not. God bless the entire family.
Mr. Abraham made sure many families had food to eat even when they did NOT have the money. The first store to have Black hair products and when you wanted to be treated special that was the store to go to. My condolences to the entire family and my thanks to Mr., Abraham for his dedication and compassion .
Dearest Cousin Georgette and Family.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved cousin Mitchell.
His death will leave a heartache that no one can heal, but the love he gave will leave memories no one can steal.
Although no words can help to ease the loss you bear,
we pray to the Almighty Lord to give you courage and strength .
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies .
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Abraham Family. May his memory be eternal, may Gods love give peace and comfort to all.
+Memory eternal+ to a wonderful, kind and generous man; May God rest his beautiful soul and comfort his loving family; my love to Georgette his children grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr Abraham you were always a kind and generous man when my parents would trade with you at the Piedras store. Rest in peace Mr. Abraham. My prayers and condolences to the Abraham family.
Our condolences to Georgette & Family. Mitchell was truly a generous man. Rest in Peace. Rosemary for Raquel Chacon(Ramos) from Missouri St. Neighborhood.
We pray for God's peace and comfort. Uncle Mitch was an amazing man. We love you, Kenneth and LoriAnn