Geraldine Curtis Mitchell, 80, of Montrose, died April 2, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
She was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a homemaker and was a member of Unity Temple C.O.G.I. C.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Mitchell, Sr.; one son, James Mitchell; one daughter, Rosie Geraldine Branch; her parents, Johnny and Maud Phillips Curtis; two sisters, Julia Golden and Irene Hoskins; two brothers, James Wardell Curtis and Johnny Curtis, Jr.
She is survived by seven sons, Freddie Mitchell and wife JoAnn of Theodore, Ala., Jesse Mitchell, Sr., and wife Alice of Montrose, Eddie Mitchell, Sr. and wife Lisa of San Antonio, Texas, Tilon Mitchell, Sr. and wife Jeanette, Edmond Mitchell, Brandon Mitchell and wife Shaneka all of Portland, Oregon, Gregory Gillis of Montrose; nine daughters, Fannie Mitchell of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Wilson-Horsley of Fort Worth, Texas, Corine Mitchell of Montrose, Alice Watts and husband Harold Sr. of Little Rock, Maud Ruth and husband James of Chicago, lll, Dell Henry and husband James of Little Rock, Sylvia Williams and husband Michael of San Antonio, Texas, Katina Evans and husband Steven and Brenda Hargraves, both of Portland, Oregon; two brothers, Ray Curtis and wife Cassidy of McGehee and Elbert Bonner of Dermott; two sisters, Wadie Curl of Pine Bluff and Jeanette Smith-Evans and husband Johnny of Arlington, Texas, 45 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.
Funeral services will be held April 5 at 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 1109 School Street in Dermott, with Eld. Johnnie Winfield, officiating. Burial will be at Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Active pallbearers are Louis Wade, Willie Williams, Leo Griggs, Ervin G. Brown, Charles Bynum, Charles Woods and Donovan Peoples. Honorary pallbearers are William Woods, Sr., Herman Curtis, Thomas Sanders, Jr., Steve Phifer and Harold Moore.