James Lynal Mitchell

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Mr. James L. Mitchell, age 77, a resident of Grantsboro, NC died on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Grantsbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grantsboro.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 13, 2023, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Pamlico County on August 8, 1945, to the late Lynal Gordon Mitchell and Eva Lilly Mitchell. He was a 1983 graduate of Pamlico Technical College. For 14 years he captained and operated a tugboat. Mr. Mitchell loved hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed helping people in his community including those in AA, as well as, helping handicapped people grocery shop and driving them to their doctor appointments. He was also a faithful member of Chocowinity First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children: Teresa West of Chocowinity, Emily Scott (Blake) of Washington, Britt Mitchell (Von) of Chocowinity, Bobby Mitchell (Cissy) of Chocowinity, and Eva Buck (Dalton) of Washington, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two brothers, Melvin Mitchell (Angie) of Reelsboro, and Dennis Mitchell (Carolyn) of Vanceboro.

He is preceded in death by three sisters, Carrie Harding, Rosa Wiggins, and Eva Mae Golden.

In lieu of flowers gifts for James L. Mitchell Memorial Fund may be made c/o Paul Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1465, Washington, NC 27889.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Mitchell family.