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Charles H. Mitchell  "Mitch" (Age 87)  Col., U.S. Army (Ret.)  
Of Alexandria, VA passed away on May 23, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Sheila B. Mitchell and Charles B. Mitchell, son. He is survived by his loving daughters, Shelley Mitchell and Elizabeth Mitchell, and by his beloved granddaughters, Nicole Mitchell and Julia Mitchell. He will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral service followed by a reception with his family will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 5, at Pohick Episcopal Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity. Although covid restrictions have been lifted in VA, masks may be required and we may be limited to 75 guests.  
Published by The Washington Post on May 30, 2021.
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Pohick Episcopal Church
9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA
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My name is Karen Drummond who had worked with Charles H. Mitchell until 2000.
Sorrow fills my hearts this sad moment, a sorrow that is deep and personal. Mitch has silently closed the door of life and departed from us. Our lives will be empty in the areas that he had brightened for us.. Albert Einstein said, “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” In one word, Mitch was a man who gave. He gave much to his work.

I have known Mitch since the 90s when he joined the National Rifle Association in the Education and Training Division as a departmental manager. Mitch was a strategic thinker, a visionary who was brilliant, innovative and creative. As such, he contributed much to the development in the Education and Training Division. He generously gave us his knowledge, his expertise, his skills.

Mitch was living proof of how fine a person can be. He was a good boss to the people in his charge. He was also a good friend to many of us and a great colleague. The character of the life he lived might be summed up in a few words: he was sincere, he was earnest, he was loyal.

The Mitch I remember was a happy , one who not only was cheerful in himself but who gave much cheerfulness to others. He had a beautiful smile, a sense of humor and a gentle demeanor. Mitch was bright, logical and systematic in his thinking. He was always willing to share his ideas and information. Many of us found him to be a splendid person of great intellect and big heart.

Mitch was a genuinely warm and wonderful individual—one I will miss greatly. Sorrow is lessened only slightly with the comforting thought that I had the privilege to know him.

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
To sweet eternity
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never mean to stay
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll make a great step forward,
And find an everlasting peace,
As our special reward.

We will all miss him. Goodbye, Mitch.

karen drummond
June 4, 2021
Mitch was the Dad I never had and he taught me well on the job at NRA I first met him in DC at the old Building I was his Secretary, he will be truly missed by all of us. RIP my friend.
Gloria Brooks (Brooki)
June 1, 2021
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