Fitzpatrick, Evelyn Mitchell
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Evelyn Mitchell Fitzpatrick, 63 of Phoenix, AZ passed away on August 1, 2014. She was the owner of Mitchell's Beauty and Barber Supply, located at 1640 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ, an established business in the South Phoenix community for over 50 years. Evelyn received her early education in the Roosevelt Elementary School District, attending both Percy L. Julian and Palmdale elementary schools. She went on to attend South Mountain High School, graduating in 1969. Evelyn continued her education becoming a registered nurse while attending Phoenix College. She enrolled at Arizona State University, where she received both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences, and a Masters of Science degree in Health Education. She then went on to work in the Phoenix Elementary School District as a school nurse at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School for 10 years. Her father, Robert Mitchell Sr., mother Lodean Mitchell, and sister Florence Mitchell, preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, one sister Barbara Knox (Arthur Dean Knox, Sr.), and children, niece Melissa Cox, nephews Bryan Mitchell and Arthur Knox Jr., all of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Robert Mitchell Jr. (Yvette) of Sacramento, CA and children Robert, Andre, Andrew, and Rory; "adopted" daughter Rosalind Mechell O'Neal, special goddaughter Aja O'Neal; and a host of relatives, loved ones, and friends. The viewing will be on Friday, August 15 from 6PM-8PM at South Phoenix Missionary Baptist Church, 2006 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040.The home going service will be on Saturday, August 16 at 11AM at the church, with an additional viewing prior to the service from 10AM-11AM. Interment at East Resthaven Cemetery. Funeral services entrusted to Preston Funeral Home.
Preston Funeral Home, Inc.
3800 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040
Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014