Services for Marcus Lee Mitchell, 80, Boston, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Parramore Fishpond Road, Boston, with interment to follow at Peaceful Rest Cemetery. The Rev. N.J. Hankins will officiate. Active pallbearers are members of the Tried Stone Lodge No. 1. Mr. Mitchell died June 23, 2008, at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital. Born March 20, 1928, in Thomasville, he was a son of the late Newton and Marie Lee Mitchell Scott of Boston and the late John H. Mitchell. He attended Douglass and New Union School. Mr. Mitchell worked several years as a farm laborer with Seminole Plantation and later became employed as a kennel keeper at Mayhaw Plantation. He was a faithful member of Glasgow AME Church of Boston and Tried Stone Lodge No. 1. In 1946, he married Mattie Massey. With this union, seven children were born. Left to mourn his passing is his devoted wife, Mattie Massey Mitchell; sons, Marcus (Audrey) Mitchell, Lithonia; Wayne (Darlene) Mitchell, Stone Mountain, Carlton Mitchell, Boston, Morris (Kim) Mitchell, Lithonia; daughters, Merita (Jimmy) Brown, Lithonia, Erma (Melvin) Deshazior, Quitman, Catherine Mitchell, Thomasville; grandchildren, Timothy (Yvette) Brown, Brian (Shantel) Mitchell, Kevin Reese, Derica (Fredrick) Sherrer, Sheriece McCloud, Jasmine Mitchell, D’Marcus Mitchell, Jordan Mitchell and Amber Griffin; great-grandchildren, Jaylen and Cameron Brown and Justin, Sherrer; sisters, Cora Payne and Delphine James, Daytona Beach, Fla.; a devoted cousin, Mercedes Denegaul, Thomasville; devoted brother and sister-in-law, Willie James and Ida Massey Ross, Boston; special friend, Calvin Griffin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing is from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hadley’s Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church. The family will assemble at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1279 Parramore Fishpond Road, Boston for the funeral processional. — Hadley’s Funeral Home

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