Leon Mitchell II
May 21, 1984 - December 25, 2020
Tacoma, Washington - Leon Mitchell II, age 36, passed away peacefully in his home Friday December 25, 2020. Leon is survived by his parents, Tyrone & Barbara Coleman; sister, Denise Mitchell; Brothers, Tyrone Coleman, Xavier Ortiz, & Julio Feliciano; son, Leon Mitchell III; Daughter, London Mitchell; nephews, Kei-vonne Jones & Major Robinson; niece, Lucy Robinson, and His wife, soulmate and forever his Ole' Lady, Jennita Mitchell. Leon lived a vibrant life, he leaves behind an everlasting footprint in his community of Tacoma, WA and an even bigger one through his social media followings. Leon fought his first battle with a rare form of cancer at the young age of 20. Through all the obstacles Leon faced with chemo and radiation his smile never left him. He started telling himself "Knot Now Or Ever", will I let this disease beat me. Leon won that first battle and nothing was going to stop him from being the best version of himself. Leon became active in his community, starting with his clothing line K.N.O.E. (Knot Now Or Ever) after the mantra he and his wife used to get through each day. From that he connected with so many great people who loved his city just as much as he did and wanted better for our future youth. Through speaking events from elementary school level to panels of professors, Leon left his mark. Leon strived at his place of work as well, he grabbed every opportunity that was given and always hit the pavement running. He got his last promotion February 2020 as a D/R Floor/Pit manager at Emerald Queen Casino. That place will never be the same without him. If you are ever there in the morning hours and hear the knock and clap when a dealer drops a tip, think of Leon because he created that and it will forever live on. On January 3, 2020 Leon and his family were hit again with the words "you have cancer". Leon carried himself with so much positivity and strength, sharing his most vulnerable moments with his family and friends. Leon loved life and no matter how bad the day got, he loved HIS life! In June/July Leon's scans came back clean, he had done it once again a 2x champ! Leon fought hard for his road to recover. Cancer did not beat Leon, but sometimes the body is just too tired after the battle. Leon left us with so many great memories, laughter, and love. He will forever be a family man who loved his wife and kids something fierce. He has left his mark in this world and our lives are forever changed by him.
The family has decided to celebrate Leon's life on Friday May 21, 2021. Time and place TBA
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 8, 2021.