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In Memory Of Our Poets

Jerry Reeves Mitchell (1935-2012) - Class Of 1954

Jerry Reeves Mitchell (Ret. MSGT, AL Air Natl Guard) Dec 7, 1935-Feb 25, 2012, was preceded in death by his parents, Byrd H., Jr. and Vera Reeves Mitchell, sister, Marsha M. Walters, and brother-in-law, Boyd Nicholson, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Sally Prescott Mitchell, Shorter; his three daughters: Deborah (Don) Monplaisir, Cindy, both of Montgomery, and Brenda (Kirk) Jones, Selma; grandsons David, Daniel, Jonathan, and Caleb Monplaisir and Paul Kirk Jones II; granddaughters Jeanette Monplaisir and Kalli Reeves Jones; sister, Patsy Nicholson, Birmingham; brother, Dr. Robert H. (Lavinia) Mitchell, Little Rock (formerly of Huntsville); brothers-in-law Hayward (Nancy), Herman (Maggie), and Hansel (Dot) Prescott of Jay, FL; very special nephews and nieces, great nieces and nephews, as well as cherished cousins from both the Mitchell and Reeves lineage and by marriage the Walden and Prescott lineage.

A celebration of his home-going will be held in the Sanctuary of Frazer UMC, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, on Thursday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m. A visitation period with the family will be in the parlor (just off the atrium) at 1:00 p.m.

Jerry was a very active member of Frazer UMC, then Capitol Heights UMC, and returning to Frazer where he was a member of the Roy Cox SS class and Speeders Choir. He and Sally were married in Capitol Heights UMC and with their three children attended Sunday School and Church there and at First Independent Methodist Church until their residence changed from Montgomery to Shorter. Jerry was very active as a leader in the youth departments and choirs. He chaperoned many fun weekends with youth groups to the lake and on bus trips to destinations such as Six Flags, athletic events, etc. One of his most endearing contributions might be as chauffeur for his daughters' cheerleader squads at Trinity Presbyterian in the 1970s. After graduating from Sidney Lanier HS in Montgomery, Jerry obtained a BA degree from Huntingdon College and began his career in mortgage loans with Aronov Realty Company, Colonial Mortgage, then First Federal Savings and Loan Association, and retired from the Veterans Administration Loan Guaranty/Servicing Department. He was recognized for many outstanding contributions in work, service, and community betterment. He was a member of Optimist International (both Downtown and East Montgomery) now combined as Capitol City; and, an Honorary Life Member of Alabama PTA and Toastmasters International.

In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory through gifts to Frazer TV Ministry, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery 36117; Alabama PTA, 470 South Union Street, Montgomery 36104, or Optimist International c/o Mr. John Stewart, 23 Bright Spot Street, Pike Road 36064.