Joan Marie Mitchell, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Mission Hospital - Asheville, Memorial Campus. Joan was born in Yancey County to the late Frank and Marie Mitchell. Joan was a member of First Christian Church of Marion for over 20 years. She retired from Baxter Healthcare and also cleaned many houses in McDowell County. Joan enjoyed working, she would find tasks around the houses to keep her busy. Before Joan's health started to decline, she could be seen outside doing yard work and tending to her flowers. She had the most beautiful yard in her neighborhood. As a loving caregiver, her personal commitment and giving and generous nature was well known. She would give her last penny if she knew someone needed it. One of her most favorite things to do was going to the beach with her family. Her three grandsons that bought the most joy to her life.
Left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Christina Hooser of Morganton; a son, Chris Allen of Marion; four brothers, James Mitchell (Doris) of Hico, WV, Bill Mitchell (Shirley) of Marion, Don Mitchell (Sue) of Marion, and John Mitchell (Sheila) of Williamston, SC; two sisters, Norma Lewis (Henry) of Marion and Mitt McCreary (Terry) of China Grove, NC; and three grandsons, Ricky, Elijah and Colt.
Due to the Coronavirus, the family is going to have a private service on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Westmoreland Funeral Home, with her three brothers, Bill, Don and John Mitchell officiating. A recording of the service will be published on her obituary page following the service. The family will have a celebration of life at First Christian Church of Marion when the Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Marion at P.O. Box 1104, Marion, NC, 28752.
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