GREENVILLE — Graveside services for Rose Mary Danna Mitchell, 84, of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home. The Rev. Aaron Williams will officiate. Mrs. Mitchell died at her home Wednesday, April 22, 2020, after a lengthy illness.
Rose Mary was born on June 9, 1935, in Greenville, daughter of the late Camille Danna and the late Amelia Mandolini Danna. She attended St. Rose of Lima School and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1953. On May 1, 1954, Rose Mary married the late Quentin E. Mitchell, of Drew, and they made their home in Greenville. They had six children.
In 1962, she began working as a cashier at Pasquale’s restaurant, at its original location, until 1979. Later, she was co-owner, with her husband, of the cable systems in Arcola and Anguilla from 1988 to 1991.
Rose Mary was a loving mother and wife, but her favorite title was “Grandma”, and “Great Grandma.” She enjoyed cooking, especially at the holidays, sewing, camping with family, and a good laugh.
She was a life-long communicate of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was an active parishioner. She enjoyed making banners and other items for the church. She was member of the Bereavement Committee and the Healing Mass Committee. However, her favorite committee was being a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in which she was a board member and became known as the “Hat Lady” because she would dress up for the holidays when serving clients.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Charles (Betty) Danna, of Cleveland.
She is survived by one brother, Richard (Yvonne) Danna, of Inverness; six children, Mary Frances (Ed) Shaw, of Madison, Robert (Sherry) Mitchell, of Greenville, David Mitchell, of Southaven, Allan Mitchell, of Greenville; Diane Mitchell, of Greenville, and Janet (Vernon) Skelton, of Leland; three grandchildren, Amelia Shaw Willis, of Madison, Pete Skelton, of Leland, and Amy Skelton, of Leland; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Willis, of Madison, and Olivia Willis, of Madison.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the charity of your choice.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date to honor Mrs. Mitchell.