American Veteran 01

Hardy Mitchell Jr.

August 19, 1952 ~ May 16, 2021 (age 68)

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HARDY MITCHELL JR WAS BORN AUGUST 19, 1952, IN PALMETTO, FL TO THE LATE HARDY SR. AND EUNICE LOVE MITCHELL  HE WAS THE FIFTH  OF SEVEN CHILDREN. HARDY TRANSITIONED PEACEFULLY ON SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021 IN HIS HOME.

AT THE TENDER AGE OF FOUR AND UPON HIS MOTHER’S DEATH, HIS GRANDMOTHER MARY MITCHELL RAISED HIM UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1966. HE ATTENDED MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY AND VARIOUS SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE BRADENTON/PALMETTO AREA; GRADUATING FROM MANATEE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970.

HE THEN ENLISTED IN THE ARMY AS A MILITARY POLICEMAN AND MARRIED THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE, SHELLY DAVIS MITCHELL AND  FROM THAT UNION DAUGHTERS, JATARRA AND LATRICE BLESSED THEM; UPON DISCHARGE FROM THE MILITARY, HARDY BEGAN A CAREER WITH TROPICANA.  AFTER HIS TENURE WITH TROPICANA, HE CONTINUED WORKING FACTORY JOBS UNTIL HE BECAME DISABLED. HARDY WAS QUITE THE JOKESTER WHO LOVED TO MAKE EVERYONE LAUGH.  HE WAS A SHARP DRESSER AND HAD A FONDNESS FOR CARS, CANDY AND ANYTHING SWEET. FAMILY WAS EVERYTHING TO HIM AS LATER IN LIFE THE LORD BLESSED WITH HIM WITH TWO ADDITIONAL DAUGHTERS DAUGHTER’S ZYA AND LONNITRA  AND A SON JAMAL.  

PRECEEDING HIM IN DEATH ARE GRANDMOTHER MARY MITCHELL, BROTHER JACKIE LOVE, SISTER BERNADINE LOVE AND GRANDDAUGHTER SHARKIL RANDALL.

REMEMBERING AND CHERESHING HIS PRECIOUS MEMORIES ARE HIS DAUGHTERS:  JATARRA MITCHELL, LATRICE ANDERSON (CEDRICK), ZYA MITCHELL AND LONNITRA JEFFERSON. SON: JAMAL SELLERS. SIX GRANDCHILDREN: SHARELLE FREEMAN, ROGER CLINTON, LAKENYAH RANDALL, MERCEDES AUSTIN, DA’LANI MILLER AND REIGN SELLERS.  FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILREN: CADEN SIMMONS, JESIAH RANDALL, ROCCO CLINTON, RA’KHI WILSON AND MAKAYLA WILLIAMS. HE WAS ALSO EXPECTING A GREAT GRANDCHILD JULY 3, 2021. SIBLINGS: SANDRA MITCHELL, WILLIE MAE MITCHELL, MARTHEAN MITCHELL, MARTHEL MITCHELL, BETTY SHEPPARD, LAZURIOS JOHNSON, BRETT MITCHELL, BONNIE MITCHELL. EX-WIFE AND FRIEND SHELLY DAVIS. SPECIAL FRIENDS NONNA GISSENDANNER AND ROBERT BING.  ONE UNCLE AND A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  VIEWING WILL BE HELD 6-8PM FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021 AT NEW LIFE GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH 609 9TH STREET WEST PALMETTO, FLORIDA 34221 AND GRAVESIDE SERVICE WITH MILITARY HONORS WILL BE HELD 1:00PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 AT SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 28, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
New Life General Baptist Church
609 9th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221

Funeral Service
Friday
November 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 SR 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

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