Lois Edrina Powell Mitchell
1930 - 2020
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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 Charbonnet Labat Glapion, Directors (504)581-4411.

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Published in The Times-Picayune from Sep. 12 to Sep. 15, 2020.
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September 19, 2020
Deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. May she rest in God’s perfect peace !
Linda Edwards Hamilton
Friend
September 17, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I Pray that her Beautiful Spirit rest in Eternal Peace. Sending my Love To you all Henry Jr, Demi, Byron, William, Monique and Trevor. May God grant you peace that surpasses all Understanding.
Darnell Johnson-Gordon
Friend
September 17, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Will always remember Ms Lois as a loving person. She will be greatly missed.
Melita Norwood
Friend
September 16, 2020
My condolences to the family. Mrs. Mitchell was a awesome and precious jewel. She will be missed. She is with the love of her life Dr. Mitchell. May she R.I.P.
Gwendolyn Jones
Family
September 16, 2020
Dear Family and Friends of Mrs. Mitchell, as you mourn, also be encouraged; for God loves you and is always with you. Surrender your hearts to Him and trust Him for your healing.
Peace, Love and Prayers,
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ventress
Former Mt. Zion members.
September 15, 2020
To the family of Mrs. Lois Mitchell
Please know that you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother . May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time .
Angelyn Bell Morgan
(daughter of the late Doris Bailey Bell) Mount Zion UMC
Angelyn Bell Morgan
Friend
September 15, 2020
To Monique, Trevor, Dee and the Mitchell Clan
It goes without saying that you were blessed with beautiful, loving parents. Our relationship & friendship blossomed just from being a patient of Dr. Mitchell. I loved Momma Lois and she loved me, so much so, that I was granted “special” privileges as “her” patient. Y’all have many good memories to comfort you during these trying times. Give God the glory and praise knowing that she is peacefully resting in the arms of her Savior, Jesus the Christ. Be Blessed!

Much Love,
Gaynell B Searcy
Gaynell B Searcy
Friend
September 15, 2020
May the memories of your mother fill your days with joy . I had the previledge of being in her first wedding as a flower girl it is a cherished memory . Condolences to your family she was a blessed lady .
Daisy Gaudet Curtis-Ellis
Friend
September 14, 2020
May our Lord bless and comfort the Mitchel family during this time of grief. May loving memories of your Mother bring you comfort during this difficult time. Your mother was an amazing and kindhearted person. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Rosa Verrett. (Gully)
September 14, 2020
MAMA LOIS,
Growing-up on Prentiss Ave in Pontchartrain Park, I've been Bless and Inspired by a Beautiful and Remarkable Woman, my Neighbor, Ms Lois.

As a child, you gravitate to friendly, gregarious and non-pretentious people, qualities imbued in Ms Lois, qualities that made-up Her D.N.A. A contagious smile, a melodic laugh and zest for life, Ms Lois exemplified Motherhood, Neighborhood and Wife (Ask Doc Mitch?!). Despite having six(6) children, if Ms Lois was passing out treats, and you were there, you received as well.
I've been taught to refer and address my elders with a handle, Ms, Mrs, Ma'm, Mr or Sir, and although my referral is "Ms" Lois, deep-down inside, She's always been Mama Lois, an Earth Angel who has earned Her Wings now as a Heavenly Angel...
Demetria, Hank, Byron, William, Monique and Trevor, the Spirit of Mama Lois continues to Live On Through You... Celebrate Her Life with tears of Joy and Live Your Lives as She dreamt for You.

Peace and Much Love...
RODNEY E.HENRY
R.E.HENRY
Family
September 14, 2020
Mrs. Lois Mitchell was a beautiful flower and loving soul. I thank God for the opportunity to have known her. I'll never forget all the flavors of NOLA I enjoyed as she invited me to share with family at Demetria & Phillip's. I pray God wraps His loving arms around her family and friends. Holding you tight, that you may know, feel and experience "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ". (Eph 3:18b)
Grace, Peace & Comfort
Rev. Robert L. Jordan
Friend
September 14, 2020
She is a wonderful mom. She was a devoted wife and loved family.She will be missed l.
Lennette Hayes
Family
September 14, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Linda Hayes-Ortiz
Family
September 13, 2020
Cousin Lois, you were one of the matriarchs of our family and you will be greatly missed by everyone. I was honored to spend time with you and we both laughed because we were both born 10/10. You left a Legacy in the hearts of your children and family. Rest now in the arms of Jesus, I will see you again one day.
Linda Hayes-Ortiz
September 13, 2020
Ms. Mitchell was a strong and loving woman who I loved sharing laughs with.
Cheryl D Jenkins
Friend
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