A man’s heart plans his ways, but the Lord orders his steps (Proverbs 16: 9) and the Lord called his son, Apostle David Junior Mitchell 59, of Christiansburg, Virginia to his home on July 1, 2021. He was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina, on April 20, 1962, to the late Raymond Julius Mitchell and Mary Alice Covington Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife Darlene Beasley Mitchell of 13 years, his stepson Irvin. White II, daughter-in-law Nakecia English, brother Raymond Sutherland Mitchell Jr., sister Mary Horton (Christopher), sister Linda Peay and sister Lucy Mitchell, three grandchildren, Shaelyn, Kiara and Kaiden, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. The list of special people in his life would be too long to name.
David answered the call to ministry at the age of 12 and was a God-fearing man, a devoted husband and loved both his family and his church family. He was a 10 year veteran of the United States Army where he served as a military chaplain and drill sergeant and carried on the tradition of church service. Ordained Apostle April 25, 2014, New Covenant Ministries, United Holy Church, 30 years Pastor, 42 years old ministry, ordained bishop 2003, ordained elder in 1984. Pastor and builder of 3 churches. Her favorite quote was in Always nice to be nice.
Apostle Mitchell was a man of vision who founded two food banks in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Fountain of Life Ministries, led a street ministry. He used his skills as a drill sergeant to work with youth and founded stage teams in Christiansburg and West Virginia. David was a man who let his life speak for him. Besides being a visionary, a preacher and a teacher, David Mitchell was a builder. He built bridges for Haymes Construction Incorporated under the supervision of a man he admired, Mr. Ranny Odell, but the most important bridges he built were those that connected people to Christ.
David Mitchel is described by his wife as amazing, dedicated, God fearing, anointed and fiery. David was working hard, but said the part of his working day he looked forward to the most was coming home with his wife. Knowing Darlene and David is knowing what love is like. He was forgiving, unstoppable and a believer: the one who handed over his troubles to God. He was ready to meet his maker. He said he was ready whenever God called him home.
The family will receive friends and relatives for visitation on Friday July 9 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel (150 Country Club Dr. SW Blacksburg, VA 24060). Guest reflections can be shared from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Private funeral for the family on Saturday July 10 at 2 p.m. The family respectfully asks everyone present to wear masks. Instead of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in honor of Brother Mitchell at New Beginnings Church, 613 Carterville Heights Road, Wytheville Virginia, 24382.