Robert Lawrence Mitchell Jr.
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Robert Lawrence Mitchell, age 68 departed from this life Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in the comfort of his home in Valparaiso IN with his family at his side. Robert (Mitch, Bobby, or R.L.), born January 9, 1952, in Alamo, TN, to the late Robert Lawrence and Lorene (Fisher) Mitchell. He confessed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and worshipped at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary, IN. Robert graduated from Central High School, in 1970.He retired from Arcelor- Mittal Steel in East, Chicago, IN after 42 yrs. of service. And, retired in 2013 as Team Leader of the Asbestos Department. Robert united in matrimony to Sharon Smith, his wife of 40 years and raised their three children in Gary, IN for 22 years, in his spare time he provided lawn care, tree cutting, and hauling services throughout NWI. He and his wife were also rental investors for over 35 years. Earlier in life he loved to jog and participated in numerous marathons. He was also an advocate for the community and participated in numerous City-Wide Clean-Up. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lawrence and Lorene Mitchell; brothers, Carnell and Ben Mitchell, grand-son Robert L. Mitchell, Jr. IV. Robert leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife Sharon, Three children: Robert (Bobby) Mitchell Jr. (Minneapolis, MN), Ellise Ne'kole Johnson (Milton) Terre Haute, IN, and Brandon Denord Mitchell (Indianapolis, IN). 3 grandsons: Keaton, Floyd, and Keon Johnson. 9 sisters Brenda (Ewell), Faye, Arlene (Dwight), Darlene, Charlotte (John), Carrie Mae (Dennis), Debora , Angela (Samuel), and Jacqueline; 2 brothers: Dwight (Melba) and Rodney. Mother –in- Law Emma Allen. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends. Visitation Thursday July 2, 2020 from 9-1:00p.m. with funeral services to follow at 1:00p.m. All services at St. Timothy Community Church. Shipping to Memphis, TN for burial. Masks are required and Repast by invitation only Due to COVID-19



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Published in Post-Tribune from Jun. 28 to Jul. 1, 2020.
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Patricia H Finney
July 1, 2020
Over 50 years of friendship and laughter. Rest well in God's care my dear friend. God's peace and comfort to the Mitchell family.
Marie Whitthorne
Classmate
July 1, 2020
Loving you guys and sending our heartfelt condolences to the Mitchell, Smith and Johnson Family. May God continue to strengthen you during this hour of sorrow. The Cohen and Gipson Family.
Sebrena Cohen
June 30, 2020
Eddie & Roberta Smith
Family
June 30, 2020
Will miss you friend!
Jessie williams
Classmate
June 30, 2020
Praying that God's loving presence will surround you with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Larry & Ann Lewis
CHS Class of 1970
Larry Lewis
Classmate
June 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jerry Macon
Friend
June 29, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I knew Mitch as we called him was a wonderfui and good man. When we were introduced by my husband, I could tell that Mitch was one of the good guys. He was very kind. Family, God will take care of you.
Robert J. (aka Bob) and Gloria A. Staples
Coworker
June 29, 2020
Robert , thank you for giving my sister the opportunity to live her best life. You were always hospitable to your family and friends when they were guest in your home. You told great stories and there was always a life lesson to be learned. Your smile and your southern cowboy swagger will forever be remembered.
Your favorite sister in law...Yulanda
Yulanda
Family
June 29, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful cousin and friend. We will miss your kindness, laughter and infectious smile.
Nancy & Sylvester Robertson
Family
June 29, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Clyde Horton
Coworker
June 28, 2020
Our Condolences To The Family.
May God Grant You Peace
Willie and Val Collins
June 28, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Carl Stevenson
Family
June 28, 2020
Robert was a man amongs men and a delight to be around, mostly because of his affable spirit. His smile and his awesome charachter was his trademark. Robert was a good man who lead his life in ways, that was admired by many including myself. Robert and I were good friends for 41 years and like everyone else who encountered him, I will miss him very much.
May God bless, keep, protect and console his wife and family as Robert take his rest from all of his labors in the promise of Jesus Christ.
"To Robert, love you always brother, we"ll meet again over on the other shore"
Min. Carl Gary IHS
Friend
June 28, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Melba Mitchell
June 27, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Praying God will comfort and give you peace. Robert was my classmate (CHS Class of 1970, Alamo,TN) and was very special to our class. He will truly be missed. ❤
Mary (McLemore) Davis
Classmate
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