Mary Nell Burns Mitchell

Mary Nell Burns Mitchell, 91, of Monticello, passed away June 9, 2021, at Lake Village Nursing and Rehab in Lake Village.

She was born February 12, 1930, in Marietta, Georgia to the late William Alec Burns and Florence Harris Burns.

She was the widow of Wiley M. Mitchell whom she married October 18, 1954 and was a member of the Catholic Church. Mary was a past state regent for the Catholic Daughters of American Court Victory #564 and past president of St. Joseph Alter Society of Pine Bluff.

She enjoyed yard work, growing flowers, knitting, and crocheting the many tablecloths and doilies she made over the years. She was one that had a green thumb.

Mary graduated from Marietta High School in 1949 and became a Registered Nurse at Doster Hospital in Columbia, Mississippi in 1952 before becoming a Registered Nurse Anesthetist at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Illinois in September of 1954.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, John Matthew Mitchell in September of 2001; brothers, Grafton, W.R., A.O. and Horace Burns; and a sister, Vera Mae Slack.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Gill) Mitchell of Oxford, Mississippi, Patricia Mitchell of Monticello and Malachi (Pam) of Jonesville, Virginia; three grandchildren, Allison Mitchell, David Mitchell and Katy Le Doux; and four great grandchildren, Brittany Ryan, Eva Kate, Eleanor Grace, and Alice Rose Mitchell.

A Come and Go viewing will be at Stephenson-Dearman chapel in Monticello on June 11 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Rosary will be held Saturday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at St. Marks Catholic Church in Monticello with a Mass following at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pine Bluff.