Went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the age of 89. Irene was born in Baker, Louisiana to William and Sarah Simmons. She is preceded in death by her husband Wiley Mitchell (1992), her four siblings including Rozenia Johnson formerly of Santa Rosa. Irene is survived by her niece/ daughter, Sarah Lawrence of Sebastopol and many, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends. Irene was a devoted, Christian woman, who dedicated many years to the People's Inter-Cities Fellow-ship of Marin City, CA, Reverend Small and later Community Baptist Church. She was a devoted aunt, and will be missed by all. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation, Monday, April 28, 2014 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel, a Church Service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, Santa Rosa. Interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Wise & Wonderful Seniors at the Community Baptist Church, 1620 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen & Lance Chapel, 545-3747.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014