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Martha A. MITCHELL

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Martha A. MITCHELL Obituary
POQUOSON - Martha A. Mitchell, 68, a native of Newport News and resident of Poquoson for the past six years, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, after a valiant lifetime struggle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Martha graduated from Warwick High School in 1961 and Mary Washington College in 1965. She retired from Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., after 30 years of service in various administration positions. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Chancel Choir, and served as the church treasurer for several years.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, "Doc" and Gertrude Mitchell.
She is survived by a sister, Lucy Bunting and husband, John of Poquoson; niece, Carey B. Gregory, and great-niece, Melissa Gregory both of Holly Springs, N.C.; niece, Betsy B. Fink and husband, Martin; and great-nephews, Joseph Fink and Oliver Fink, all of Poquoson; a nephew, Wesley Bunting and wife, Malissa; and great-niece, Morgan, all of Suffolk; and her constant companion, "Daphne".
The family wishes to thank her loving caregivers, Cindy Wright, Cathy Conner, and Casie Conner for their compassionate care and support of Martha.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, immediately followed by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. by the Rev. C. Eugene Meek and the Rev. Rita A. Callis. Inurnment will be private at a later date. The family will receive friends other times at her sister, Lucy's home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA 23662. Online condolences may be made to www.claytorrollins.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from June 29 to June 30, 2011
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