Mrs. Rachael (Andrews) Mitchell of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Colonial Pines Healthcare Center at the age of 88 years, 5 months, 17 days.
Mrs. Mitchell was born November 12, 1931, in Patroon, Texas, to parents Georgia (Weeks) and Harvey Andrews. She was a member of the Baptist church and split her church visits between White Rock and Liberty Hill Baptist Churches. A longtime teacher, she retired from Broaddus ISD with 25 years of service. Several of Mrs. Mitchell's students remember her prayers and Bible stories before class everyday.
She loved cooking, gardening and canning vegetables, sewing, and quilting. After retirement, Mrs. Mitchell and her husband did woodworking and flea markets. He would cut and build with her painting. They enjoyed traveling to many different parts of the United States.
She was a loving mom, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt to her family.
Her survivors left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Margaret Johnson and husband Bobby of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Steve Mitchell and wife Sheila of Saginaw, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Johnson and wife Amanda of Nacogdoches, Texas, Jennifer Johnson Enos and husband Chris of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Travis Mitchell of Saginaw, Texas; great-grandchildren, Austin and Blake Johnson of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Ryan and Amelia Enos of Nacogdoches, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Howard Mitchell; her parents, Harvey and Georgia Andrews; a brother, James Andrews and wife Evelyn; and sisters, Voncile Newton and husband Edward, and Syble Newton.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Liberty Hill Cemetery, located at 1289 Hwy. 147 North in San Augustine, Texas, with Bro. Rick Russell officiating.
Memorials may be offered to the Liberty Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Tom McAbee, P.O. Box 633, San Augustine, TX 75972-0633.
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