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Obituary-Joyce Pittman Mitchell

Joyce Pittman Mitchell, 81 of Skippers, VA departed her Earthly home and family to join her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 2, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James N. (Jimmy) Mitchell; two sons, Niel and wife Tracy of Skippers, VA and Bill and wife Wendy of Athens, AL; one daughter, Susan Harrell and husband Jesse of Emporia, VA; grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, Tadd Mitchell and wife Ashley (Seth and Parker) of Athens, AL, Heather Ingrum and husband Zack (Mitchell, Zachary, and Sarah Kate) of Athens, AL, Sheree Wood and husband Lance (Bradley) of Jesup, GA, and Amy Wright and husband Chad (Blair and Noah) of Madison, AL; nieces, Patricia Morris and husband Al of Raleigh, NC, Sheila Britton and husband Tommy of Greenville, SC; nephew, Tommy Pittman of Roanoke Rapids, NC as well as a host of other nieces and nephews. She was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC in November of 1934 to Alma and Herman Pittman. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert Pittman and Ray Pittman and two sisters, Viola Mae Spence and Cathryn Pittman. Her family was her life. She loved her family unconditionally, enjoyed spending time at their retreat on Gaston Lake, traveling and visiting casinos. The family will receive friends Monday, April 4, 2016 at Echols Funeral Home Chapel from 6-7:30. Funeral services will be held 2pm, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Spring United Methodist Church in Skippers, VA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

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