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Evelyn M. Mitchell

March 1, 2024
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Evelyn Mitchell Obituary

  Evelyn Maxine (Stewart) Mitchell of Springfield, Massachusetts, departed this life on March 1, 2024, at Sixteen Acres Healthcare Center in Springfield.  She was born in Oxford, North Carolina, to Hazel (Lewis) Stewart and William Talmadge Stewart.  Evelyn had two siblings from this union, a brother, William Talmadge Stewart, and a sister, Carrie Louise Stewart.  Evelyn and sister Carrie moved to Massachusetts in her teenage years with her mother Hazel and her husband Eugene Paige.  Hazel and Eugene added two siblings to the family, Linda Joyce Paige (Stennis) and Eugene Roland Paige, Jr.


  Evelyn was an active young lady at Commerce High School.  She was a library assistant, on the Junior Executive Board, an audio-visual aid, and on the Assembly Committee, Pep Squad, Homeroom Vice President, and Education Leaders.  Evelyn played various sports, field hockey, basketball, volleyball, badminton, roller skating, tennis, and bowling.  Her hobby was sewing.  She graduated with a focus on Clerical.


  In August of 1957, Evelyn married the love of her life, Wendell “Jack” Sigsmund Mitchell and the couple had five children, Edith Vivian Mitchell Ortiz, Wendell S. Mitchell, Jr., Theresa Ann Mitchell Dudley, Florence Mitchell-Brown, and Dorothy Francis Mitchell.  Evelyn and Jack and traveled around the world while he was in the Army, stationed in New Jersey, Taiwan, Florida, and Hampton, Virginia.  They eventually returned to Springfield to raise the family. 


  Evelyn leaves behind eleven grandchildren, Consuela Tetrault, Michael Mitchell, Joyce Dudley, Alfred R. Dudley, III, Cora Davis, John Davis, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Kristen Mitchell, Noah Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Caleb Brown.  She also has two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Maxine Tetrault.  She also has two nephews and a niece from her older brother, the late William Talmage Stewart and his wife, Dorothy; Theodore Stewart “Ted”, Donna Stewart James, and William T. Stewart, Jr.   Evelyn is survived by her sister, Carrie Bradshaw and her five children, Guy Scott, Gail Haywood, Gwynn Lassiter, Andrew Bradshaw, and Lisa Bradshaw.  Her sister Linda Stennis and her husband Rodney have two daughters, Karla, and Rhonda.  Her brother Roland and his wife, Boone have two children, Jason and Jennifer.  Evelyn and Wendell’s families truly became one when they married and Wendell’s siblings, Joseph (and wife, Yvonne), Cora (and husband, Homer), Sam (and wife, Judy), and Mark (and his wife, Melanie) brought love and a host of nieces and nephews.  The family members in Oxford, North Carolina were touched by Evelyn. Her cousin Priscilla, Garland and their children and the family of Catherine Peace Patterson from Washington DC and their children remember the smiles and joy Evelyn brought into a room.


  Evelyn is home now with her love Jackie.  We will miss her colorful phrases and dinner on the table every night.


The calling hour is 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Our Lady of Sacred Heart, 51 Rosewell Street. in Springfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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March 16, 2024

9:00 AM
Our Lady of Sacred Heart
51 Rosewell St
Springifeld, MA 01109

Divine Liturgy
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Sacred Heart
51 Rosewell St
Springifeld, MA 01109


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