NAACP Treasurer Veteran
Roosevelt “Nick” Mitchell
Veteran Roosevelt Mitchell, affectionately called “Nick”, was born in Sumter County, Georgia on July 8, 1947 to the parentage of the late Mr. Charlie Mitchell and the late Mrs. Minnie Holmes Mitchell. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, he joined the Friendship Baptist Church in Desoto, Georgia, under the leadership of Rev. Staley Styles. He served as a Deacon and Treasurer for many years until his death. He joined the United States Air Force in 1966. After returning home, he attended South Georgia Technical School, where he studied the trade of Air Craft Mechanic. He worked as a certified auto mechanic for Sumter Tire & Battery, Goodyear, Brad Ragen, and Tire Pro. Nick had the first store in “New Town” called Singleton Height Groceries. He was a dedicated member of the C.B. Dowdell American Legion Post #558, where he served as Advocate. He was a dedicated member of the Americus, GA NAACP Chapter, where he served as Treasurer. He was on the Zoning Committee for Sumter County and Treasurer for the Neighborhood Watch on Jenkins Road.