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Maria Carden Mitchell

Mrs. Maria Carden Mitchell of Clover Road, Randolph died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at her residence at the age of 95. 

Mrs. Mitchell was born in Halifax County on April 30, 1917 to the late Mr. Joshua Carden and Mrs. Verlee Coleman Carden. She was married to the late Mr. Robert Edward Mitchell and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by six daughters, Ms. Mary Mitchell and Ms. Magdalene Mitchell, both of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Mrs. Inez Barnes and husband Matthew and Mrs. Dorothy Tyler and husband Eugene, all of Richmond, Ms. June Mitchell of Randolph and Ms. Violet Clark of Scottsburg; four sons, Mr. Robert Lee Mitchell of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Mr. Josh Mitchell and wife Gwendolyn and the Rev. Morris Mitchell and wife Delphine, all of Scottsburg, and Mr. Alvin Mitchell of Richmond; 24 grandchildren, including the devoted Mr. Marco Mitchell and Ms. Tammy Jackson; a host of great-grandchildren; one brother, Mr. Joshua Carden of Scottsburg; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mae Carden and Mrs. Betty Mitchell, both of Scottsburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mrs. Etta Coleman and Mrs. Elnora Eubanks. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Ms. Nikki Mitchell and Mr. Sam Mitchell; one sister, Mrs. Alice Staten and two brothers, Mr. Cecil Carden and Mr. Roy Carden.

Funeral services for Mrs. Maria Carden Mitchell will be Thursday, July 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in The Mitchell Family Cemetery, Scottsburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 3, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and all other times at the residence, 3076 Clover Road, Randolph.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.