Jean Mitchell
1928 - 2021
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Jean Mitchell
Austin - Billie Jean Kerr Mitchell (Jean) of Austin passed away on May 8, 2021 in Round Rock, Texas at the age of 92. Jean was born on September 13, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, to Ellen Douglas Moffett and J.D. Kerr. She grew up with her two younger sisters, Dorothy and Patsy, and attended Highland Park High School in Dallas.
In 1944, Jean married B.C. Hilton and they had a son, Richard Alan. In 1948, Jean married Byron Timmins Mitchell (Tim), and they had six sons: Timothy Bruce, Charles Andrew, Paul Matthew, Jeffery Edward, Joseph Anthony, and Michael Stafford. She is now reunited with Tim, Bruce, Joseph, Dorothy, and her great granddaughter, Madison. She is survived by Patsy, Richard (Susie), Charles (Julie), Paul, Jeffrey (Rhonda), Michael (Joanna) and their families.
Throughout her long and productive life, she was a strong and compassionate matriarch who held a deep commitment to family and community service. She loved nothing more than spoiling her 15 grandchildren: Beky, Randy, Tamara, Patrick, Ellen, Zac, Bethany, Lauren, Erin, Rose, Sarah, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Alexa, and Billie Jo; her 12 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews. They will always remember the countless sleepovers, pool parties, garage sale and shopping trips, her attendance at recitals/performances/school events, and her 'Grandma shakes.' Jean made the holidays extra special for her large and extended family—decorating, cooking, and hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas, and dressing up on Halloween for her grandkids.
Jean deeply loved her family and friends and never met a person she didn't like. She loved and was loved by many. Her wide-reaching generosity, contagious positivity, and tireless energy will resonate throughout the community for years to come. When she wasn't spending time with family, Jean was volunteering at one of many places in Austin including Holy Cross Hospital, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church where she served on a number of committees focused on aiding those in need. In her rare spare time, Jean loved fishing and watching football—particularly the Cowboys and the Longhorns. She was also very fond of butterflies and her beloved Texas bluebonnets.
Jean's love and legacy will live on for generations and she will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.
For information regarding the memorial service, please contact
bjkmmemorial@gmail.com.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from May 10 to May 16, 2021.
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May 29, 2021
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May 29, 2021
To my second Mom. I will always remember the love and advice you gave me over the years, being there when my kids were born and my husband died, helping me through good times and bad. Loved you with all my heart!
Gini Mitchell
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May 29, 2021
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Patrick, Maggie, Anya, Timothy
May 16, 2021
Well remembered Christmas times at Grandmother Doe's and Grandfather JD's. Those ole days were the best. Remember Doe, Jean, Dotty and my mother Patsy in the kitchen making such a wonderful mess. The best Christmas dinners ever! While all of grandkids playing hard making noise where all the neighbors had to endure....
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Steven & Teresa Crawford
Aubrey, Texas
Steven Crawford
Family
May 16, 2021
Amazing woman! So loving and forgiving!
My condolences to all the family. I loved her for her positivity and unending energy. Love you mom Mitchell!
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Bill Bailey
Friend
May 16, 2021
I am so blessed to have known and loved her. She helped me to change my life and was a such a good friend and ally. She was a powerful force and will be missed! My condolences to her wonderful family.

Peggy Robinson
Friend
May 15, 2021
I remember all the times we were at my grandmothers with Aunt Jean and all the boys . You were a wonderful person , mother and Aunt . God rest your soul .

Mark and Martha Crawford (Patsy Kerr son)
Frisco, Texas
Mark D Crawford
Family
May 15, 2021
Jean was a great neighbor for lots of years and wonderful friend. She wil
Be greatly missed
Sondra and Sherrill Alley
Neighbor
May 14, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your Mother, Jean’s passing.
She was a beautiful person both inside and out, and, I truly admired her. She has left such a loving legacy, and, we are blessed she was in our life. We will miss our “Aunt Biddy”.

You and your family’s are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.




Jean Ruble
Family
May 14, 2021
I knew you as Aunt Bitty, I remember when I was little your big pool with the slide. Also how you made these bead animals I still have mine. You will be missed a lot by many. RIP
Samantha Ruble
Family
May 13, 2021
Dear Jean,
I will forever remember your beautiful smile and warm welcoming way. Your true beauty came from your heart. Everyone whose life was touched by you is blessed.
We will all miss you, but you've earned your reward. I look forward to the day I will join you in heaven. I'm sure it's just a little brighter because you're there. You were a great blessing in my life! Thank you!
Love,
Aline
Aline Martin
Friend
May 10, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jerry Rumskas
Family
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