Mark A. Mitchell, was born to Bernice Minter on May 20, 1961. While growing up Mark was very active participating in sports and music. Mark attended Corliss High School where he became an all-city swimmer, he would later go on to play trumpet for the Jackson State Sonic Boom Marching Band. After leaving Jackson State, Mark then went on to marry his high school Sweetheart, Mary Michelle Mitchell in August 1988.
Mark and Mary would go on to have two children Keiwinn and Mark Mitchell II. After working at Oak Foods as a butcher Mark enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989 and attended boot camp at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri. After boot camp, Mark was then stationed in Germany and would go on to serve in the Persian Gulf war in 1991. After returning from the gulf, Mark was then stationed in Savanna Georgia where he would eventually retire from the military in 1994 with a ranking of E4. Mark passed on February 20, 2019. He leaves behind two sons Keiwinn and Mark II; Sisters Sandra and Karen; mother; Bernice, along with a host of Family and Friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his wife Mary Michelle Mitchell on November 21, 2004.
When this life is over and one is laid to rest, rejoice in the glory of no further pain, and no future stress. The ones left behind, will naturally shed tears, this life’s uncertainty can truly cause fear. But in the near future as life travels on, trials and tribulations do hurt, but can also make us strong. Until this system ends, and a new one begins, love conquers all and very soon we will reunite, with family and friends.
A celebration of Mark’s life will begin on Thursday, February 28, 2019 with a visitation at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. the family invites relatives and friends to gather from 11:00 until the time of service. Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.