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Nola Nancine Mitchell

May 3, 1935 ~ July 2, 2019 (age 84)



Nola Nancine Mitchell was born May 3rd, 1935 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa where she attended Gratz High School in the Philadelphia Public School System.

Upon graduation, she began her sales job at Sears and Roebuck. Nola enjoyed connecting with people and she really loved sales. But there was one thing stronger than her love of sales and that was her love for her childhood sweetheart, the late Timothy Mitchell, Sr. Nola married Timothy, the boy next door, in 1955, just as she promised she would on the day he literally moved in right next door to her childhood home. They had 3 children together and were married for 28 years until Timothy’s passing in 1983.

Later, on one blustery winter day, Nola took on a seasonal job in the sleepwear department of Strawbridge and Clothier. That “season” lasted for 22 years. She was such a phenomenal woman and professional salesperson that some customers refused to shop if she wasn’t available.

In 1962 Nola became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed her field service work. She retired from sales to do her door to door missionary work full time. Sometimes people would open their door and be pleasantly surprised to see their favorite Strawbridge’s salesperson, the lovely Ms. Nola.

Nola loved the arts, music, theater and dancing.

She loved taking photos and loved being in photos as well.

Nola is survived by her three children- Timothy Mitchell, Jr., Michelle Mitchell Day and Kenneth Arthur Mitchell

One Daughter- in- Law, April Mitchell and Sandra Hatcher, Fiancee of Kenneth Mitchell.

One Son- in Law,  Anthony Wayne Day

Two brothers Carl Fred Porter and Robert Porter

One Sister-in-law Lynette Cogbill-Porter

Seven Grand children

Kenyatta Donley, Angelique Michele Thornton, Jocelyn Walker, Joy Feaster, Timothy Mitchell, III, Jazz Amber Mitchell, Shalonna Felicia Boone

One Grand Son-In Law, Dole “Wayne” Feaster

Five Great Grandchildren

Shanaia, Jaida, Khalel, Kiran, Kinan

Two nieces- Michelle Heigler and Denise Heigler Robinson

One Nephew, Raqmon Porter.

And a host of friends and relatives

She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Mitchell, Sr., Mother and Father in Law Herbert and Ruth Mitchell, her Mom and dad Carl G. Jones and Mary Scott Baker, Her Sisters – Lyndelle Porter and Barbara Heigler. All Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Our mom touched so many lives and families.

We truly appreciate all your love and support during our time of grief.

Sincerely and sorrowfully,

The Family

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 13, 2019


Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

5619 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, Pa  19139

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Memorial Service
July 13, 2019

1:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah, Philadelphia

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