Our Beloved Americus NAACP Treasurer Passed
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.
He was married to the former Bobbie Jean Tyson and their union brought three children. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Katrina Ann Mitchell and four brothers: Charlie Mitchell, Jr., Johnny Lee Mitchell, Clyde Mitchell and Sammie Mitchell.
Nick was an honest, caring, hardworking and dedicated husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to whoever came into his presence; he will be truly missed.
Nick leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Mitchell, Americus, GA; one daughter, Mrs. Pamela (Cornelius) Oliver, Americus, GA; one son, Mr. Mario (Tiffany) Mitchell, Americus, GA; five grandchildren: Dontavious Oliver, Dallas Mitchell, India Mitchell, Jasmine Oliver and Tahj Mitchell, all of Americus, GA; his siblings: Mrs. Doshia Watts, Columbus, GA; Mr. Eddie Frank (Barbara) Mitchell; Mr. Clarence (Miranda) Mitchell, Mr. John (Eva Jewel) Mitchell, Sr., all of Americus, GA; Ms. Emma Jean Brown, Buffalo, NY and Mr. Jessie Mitchell, New Jersey; three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Betty (James) Cross, Ms. Loretha Mitchell and Ms. Essie Mitchell, all of Americus, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends also survive.