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August 4, 2012
Melissa Louise Mitchell, 33, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Philadelphia and Mahanoy City, passed away Aug. 4 in Tampa General Hospital surrounded by her beloved family and friends.
Melissa was born in Pottsville, Aug. 10, 1978, to Sandra Casserly Mitchell, North Port, Fla., and the late Robert Mitchell, who passed away on April 17, 2012.
Melissa graduated from Mahanoy Area High School in 1996 and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Penn State University in May 2004.
In addition to her father, Robert, she was preceded in death by grandfathers, William Mitchell and James Casserly and an uncle, James Casserly Jr.
Melissa will be deeply missed by her mother, Sandra; her pets, Benji and Newpie, Birdybird and Kit Kat; two grandmothers, Louise Casserly, Mahanoy City, and Ann Mitchell, Naples, Fla.; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at David D. Jarrett Funeral Home, Mahanoy City. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be directed to David D. Jarrett Funeral Home, 201 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, PA 17948. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
Published in Republican & Herald on Aug. 21, 2012