Matthew D. Mitchell, 44, passed away in Craig, Colo., on January 3, 2014. Matthew was born in Long Beach, Calif. on April 29, 1969. Matthew is survived by his mother, Pamela Abernathy Chapin; stepfather, Ronald Chapin; great-aunts, Sarah Jennings, Sally Cheeves and Helen Jahn; father, Michael Mitchell; aunts, Kandie Rosales and Pam Creal and family and friends in the Alabama area. Matthew is preceded in death by a brother, Stephen D. Mitchell; grandmothers, Fair Nicholson Valenzuela and Dorothy Lacioppa; grandfathers, Frank Abernathy and Charles Mitchell and aunt, Frankie Fisher. Matthew had many skills. He worked in home construction, welding, mechanics and was a driver. He was an accomplished artist. He enjoyed motor sports. He was a big brother for several children. A memorial service will be held at Pleasant Arbor Baptist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014. A graveside service is not being held at this time. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to a charity that helps to keep children sheltered and fed, and be good to each other.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 14, 2014