Mary Lee Mitchell
October 3, 1937 ~ December 28, 2014
Mary Lee Mitchell, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 28, 2014.
Born in Morrisville, VT on October 3, 1937, Mrs. Mitchell was a daughter of the late Erle J. Morrill and Anne Miller Morrill.
She was a longtime and active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newark where she served as a Stephen minister. Both artistically and musically inclined, Mrs. Mitchell enjoyed playing classical piano. She was an avid writer and authored weekly creative stories for the Newark Senior Center. A woman of well-rounded interests, Mrs. Mitchell liked golfing and bowling in her leisure time. She was known for her gentle and compassionate nature and throughout her life, went out of her way to help those less fortunate. In her later years, Mrs. Mitchell remained active in her church and local community, where she enjoyed many friendships and also continued to play the piano and write. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Gordon Mitchell and her sister, Pat Fitts. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her children, Jeffrey M. Mitchell, Jennifer L. Mitchell and Julianne Petroulis; and 2 granddaughters, Ashley M. Petroulis and Elizabeth A. Petroulis.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, P.O. Box 352, Wilmington, DE 19899.