Lois Edrina Powell Mitchell was born October 10, 1930 and transitioned to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Oraline Camille Weaver Powell and Prince Edward Powell. In addition to her parents, Lois was also preceded in death by her only sibling,Oraline Powell. She attended New Orleans Public Schools and Straight Business College / Dillard University in New Orleans. Lois was christened as a baby and later professed her faith in Jesus Christ, where she joined Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and remained a dedicated member until her death. After evacuating from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and moving to Nashville, TN, she joined and was a member of Patterson Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville. She faithfully served on various committees and as a faithful member in both churches. She returned to her beloved Mt. Zion after moving back to New Orleans. Her last marriage was to Dr. Henry Lee Mitchell, Sr. in 1960. This union was blessed with four children. Dr. Mitchell preceded her in death on April 30, 2009. Lois worked as the office manager in her husband's optometry practice until he retired. She was happiest when caring for and spending time with her family. She loved Mardi Gras and often went to Super Sunday to watch the Mardi Gras Indians parade. She was also a lover of jazz and gospel music, cruising, shopping, hosting family gatherings and holiday feasts. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Demetria Turnbull-Kimbro (Phillip), Murfreesboro, TN, Henry Lee Mitchell, Jr. (Ann), Washington, D.C., Byron Edward Mitchell (Keesha-devoted caregiver), William McKinley Mitchell (Demetrious), Monique Aliza Mitchell Johnson (Marlon)-devoted caregiver, Dr. Trever Jamal Mitchell (Rhonda), Joseph Armant, Baton Rouge, Freda Keller, Schwan Rios-devoted caregiver and Gwyn Meredith; grandchildren, Brooke Kimbro-Scott (Jamie) Murfreesboro, TN, Louis Martin (Mia), Donovan Mitchell, Crystal Danielle Kimbro, Nashville, TN, Christopher Revelle (Takeisha), Brittanie Mitchell, Trever Mitchell, Jr. (Voncilla), Tre'von Mitchell, Alicia Mitchell, Elise Williams-devoted caregiver, Cedric Williams, Paige Johnson-devoted caregiver, Trinity Mitchell and several great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She is also survived by her life-long, devoted friend, Whilimena Blanchard. They have been inseparable friends since kindergarten, 85 years! Special thanks to Dr. Fayne St. John and Louisiana Hospice for their thoughtful and caring service, along with Adam Ruhl and Dee Sylvester, her nurses, for their devoted and tender care.Regretfully, due to COVID 19 protocols, the funeral services are private and there will be no repast. Everyone in attendance is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.There will be an opportunity to pay respects to Ms. Lois via drive through viewing at Charbonnet Funeral Home, 1615 St Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 12 Noon until 2 PM. Please remain in your vehicles. Interment Lafayette Cemetery #2, 2110 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113. Please sign online guestbook at www.charbonnetfuneralhome.com
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