Sidney M. Williamson Mitchell

Sidney M. Williamson Mitchell went to be with her Lord and savior on August 8, 2017. She was born November 15, 1937 to Judge Aden Williamson and Mary Francis Williamson of Newport, Ark. both of whom preceded her in death, as did a son, James E. Mitchell and two brothers, Charles Williamson and James Williamson. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Donald L. Mitchell; children, Carey Mitchell of Millington, Tenn., Sandra (Jeff) Owens of MIllington, Tenn., Jeff (Carol) Mitchell of Olive Branch, Miss., Michael (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Memphis, Tenn., and David Mitchell of Millington, Tenn.; sister, Sharon (Cap) Pugh of Millington, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Ross of Southaven, Miss., Jennifer (Gary) Miller of Memphis, Tenn., Olivia Mitchell, Sydney Mitchell, Jack Mitchell and Mary Mitchell all of Memphis, Tenn. Sidney was retired from MWR Millington Naval Base. In 1955 she married Donald L. Mitchell who served in the US Navy. They and their growing family made homes in Norfolk, Va., China Lake, Calif., Charleston, S.C. and Millington, Tenn. She was a devoted mother who worked and raised her family alone often times as her husband's naval career kept him away. Sidney was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Millington, Tenn. The family will receive friends Friday (August 11) from 10 a.m. until the service at noon at the Millington Chapel. Additional services will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. at Jackson Funeral Home in Newport, Ark.. Interment to follow in Clark Cemetery Long Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Cancer Center.

Published August 11, 2017

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