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Joshua James Mitchell Sr.

Quantico-Joshua James Mitchell Sr., 89, departed this life on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Born in Quantico, he was the son of the late Julius Mitchell and Luella Jones-Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell was a WWII veteran of the United States Army, and he served in the European theatre. Upon his discharge from service, he owned and operated his trucking company for over 60 years. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Quantico. He was also a member of the VFW Post 10159.

Mr. Mitchell will be lovingly remembered by: his wife, Esther Jones Mitchell; his son, Joshua J. (Sherlene) Mitchell; three daughters, Carolyn Frisby, Michelle (Orlando) Acevedo and Frances M. (Daniel) Brisco; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends are also left to mourn his loss.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Winnefred E. Mitchell, three sisters and four brothers.

Mr. Mitchell will lie in repose on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church located at 6101 Quantico Road in Quantico. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The Rev. Lawrence Purnell will be the officiating pastor. Interment will follow at Springhill Memory Gardens located at 27260 Ocean Gateway in Hebron. A ministry of comfort and dignity is being provided by Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home P.A. in Salisbury. Please visit www.lewisnwatsonfuneralhome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 27, 2014
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