It is not our purpose to question God, nor to fully understand the mysteries of His providence, but to continue to put our faith and trust in him as His divine will, it is with this testament of assurance that we sadly bid farewell to our most beloved.
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Mrs. Katherine Mitchell, also known as "Kat," of 111 Slage Ave., Petersburg, Va., departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
She was born Aug. 11, 1949, to late Pete McKenize and Mary Williams. She was also preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.
Katherine leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted husband, Kirby Mitchell; two sons, Arthur Williams (Joyce) and Robert Briggs, both of Petersburg, Va; two stepsons, Raymond Tucker and Robert Tucker, both of Petersburg, Va.; seven grandchildren, Olajuwon Parham, Daquan Mason, Jasmine Briggs, Ashunti Briggs, Zavion Johnson, Asia Gatlin and Qwalee Brown; six brothers, John Fells Sr., Arthur L. Williams, James Williams (Alfreda), Franklin Williams, Leon Williams (Martha Ann) and Milton Williams; one loving sister, Alice Gertrude Moore; three very close friends, "The Coke-Cola Girls" Mary Allen, Lillian "Molly" Mallory and Richette Graves, along with Linda Moss and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held noon Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Dr. Angel Allen, pastor of Infinite Spirit Ministries, Petersburg, Va., eulogist. The interment will to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
Honorary and active pallbearers are asked to assemble 11:30 a.m. at the funeral establishment.
The family will assemble 11 a.m. at 111 Slage Ave., Petersburg, the day of the services and may be contacted by calling the following: 804-255-4540, 804-919-2338 or 804-621-3139.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Mitchell at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2013