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Bessie L. (Bickham) Mitchell

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Bessie L. (Bickham) Mitchell, 63, of Alamogordo, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, in Alamogordo.
Mrs. Mitchell was born Oct. 24, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Osborne and Vernie (MaGee) Bickham. She moved to Alamogordo in 1983 from Fairfield, Calif. where she had been a department manager for K-Mart. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, DaMarrio Mitchell and his wife Kristi of Las Cruces; her daughter, Carla Holden and her husband Alphonso of Alamogordo; eight grandchildren, Alphonso Holden, Tevin Jackson, Jazmen Holden, Jamie Mitchell, Alicia Marcus, Al'lyxus Trotta, Kaila Holden and Abraham Mitchell; two brothers, Houston Bickham and his wife Hilda, and William Bickham and his wife Betty, all of Alamogordo; two sisters, Josephine Robinson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Anna Jackson of Westwego, Louisiana; a brother-in-law, Nead Tate of Westwego; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, Charles Edward Mitchell, in 2006; a son, Avis Mitchell; a brother, Charles Bickham; and a sister, Katherine Tate.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. James Forney officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 1 to Jan. 14, 2008
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