William D. Mitchell, 66, affectionately known as “Bill/Mitch”, left this earthly life on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. William was born September 23, 1955 in Sumter County (Borden), the firstborn of the late Abraham and Carrie Robinson Mitchell. William received Christ at an early age and became a member of Rafting Creek Baptist Church, Rembert. He was educated at Sumter County Public Schools and graduated from Hillcrest Secondary School, Dalzell with the Class of 1974. After graduating from high school, William studied electrical engineering at the DeVry Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, and was currently studying at DeVry University. .
He joined the United States Navy in 1975 and served until 1981. After basic training, William was stationed at Naval Station Miramar in San Diego, California, where he served as an Organizational System Maintenance Technician. AE8345-F-14. He was honorably discharged in 1981. After faithfully serving his country, William got a job with Sorbus Industries in Anaheim, California, where he pursued his passion as an electrical maintenance technician.
He lets cherish his precious memories: his mother, Carrie Robinson Mitchell; one son, Kevin Andre’ (Karrie) Nelson of Columbia; one sister, Kenneth Mae Mitchell of Columbia; one adoptive sister, Tiffany Monique Mitchell of Newport News, Virginia; two half-sisters, Kelly (Patrick) Washington of Northeast DC, Karen Yvette Mitchell of La Plata, Maryland; a half-brother, Brian Andre’ (Reverend Dr. Marlene) Mitchell of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; two half-sisters, Annette Dennis of La Plata and Martha (Richmond) Workmen of Southeast DC; two grandchildren, Alexis Nelson and Vivienne Nelson; a great-aunt, Delores (George) Waters of Philadelphia; three aunts, Rose Robinson and Debra Robinson of Buffalo, New York, and Roberta Shirley of Oxon Hill, Maryland; four uncles, Rev. Dr. Roosevelt (Ella) Robinson of Baltimore, Maryland, Francis Mitchell of Northeast DC, Isaac (Bessie) Mitchell of Northwest DC, and Johnnie Mitchell of Columbus, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends; and a special kitten, Gypsy.
In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family is not requesting any visits to the home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. J. Elbert Williams, eulogist, and the Rev. Melvin Mack, pastor of Rafting Creek Baptist Church, presiding.
The procession will leave the residence at 10.20 a.m.
Interment will follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia.
Services conducted by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.
Online messages can be sent to the family at [email protected] Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com.