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Stanley Eugene Mitchell Sr

November 5, 1957 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Stanley Mitchell Sr Obituary

Stanley Eugene Mitchell Sr. Stanley Mitchell was born November 5th, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas under the union of the late Johnny Wilbert Mitchell Sr. and Lenora Washington. He was the oldest son and third child. In his early years, Stan attended J.C. Cook Elementary School where he thrived in school. In addition to attending school, while both parents worked, Stan was mature enough to be trusted with the added responsibility of taking care of his younger siblings until the two older siblings got home from school. Stan relocated with his mother and siblings to Los Angeles, California where he then attended The Twenty Fourth Street School in the Los Angeles School District. After a short time in Los Angeles, the family moved to San Diego California where Stan was enrolled in Logan Elementary in the San Diego Unified School District to complete his 6th grade education. After promotion from 6th grade, Stan attended Memorial Junior High School where he participated in track, played music in the band and was a part of the young men's basketball team while also working as a paper carrier for the San Diego Union Company. In his high school years, Stan attended Abraham Lincoln High School where he excelled in academics, football and basketball while studying auto mechanics, which became his passion. Stan’s work career began early in his younger years, as he became a father to a son and accepted his responsibilities. He started with the Neighborhood Youth Corp and worked for the CETA programs. Upon graduation, Stan continued his education at San Diego City College as he worked part time for the Naval Station NELC division out in Point Loma which ,during that time, the computers were using punch cards to sign in. Now with another son on the way, he turned to full time work, where he worked for a short time at Shelton Inn Hotel in housekeeping. Stan later went to work for the Navy Exchange where he started in retail sales as a general merchandising clerk. He later married and to that union, two more sons were born. During this time , he was promoted to the Navy Exchange Auto Center. Working in the parts department, he flourished as an employee and was found to be very customer-friendly and a pleasure to work with. Throughout the years, there were life changes but Stan continued his responsibilities and never stopped caring or supporting his kids. Later, Stan married a second time to Lori Delin and to this union, his last two children were born, a son and a daughter. At this time his career also changed as he moved into being a service writer and then later on a mechanic. He loved helping people and finding solutions to problems. This personality trait was displayed at work and with his family. Seeing customers' cars being towed in and watching them drive it away, was a highlight of his day. After 40 years of hard work and service, Stan finally entered the chapter of his life called retirement. He enjoyed his role as a brother, uncle, husband and especially being a father and grandfather. The only thing he loved as much as his family was sports. Bonus points for the ones in his family that did play sports because he either got to coach you or did his best to watch you play. In his free time, he played basketball at various recreation centers and if he wasn’t on the court playing, he was for sure watching a game on a television somewhere. In addition to watching and playing sports, he also coached youth sports, managing and leading teams in both basketball and baseball to league championship wins. In his retirement moments, Stan enjoyed going down to The Caliente Sports book to place bets on teams he favored to win on a given day. He was very successful at it. Among the many talents he had, cooking was an all-time favorite. It is safe to say that there was never a hungry person at his house! He loved being involved in the lives of his family whether it was helping them with their sports and activities or sharing knowledge with them and wanting them to make good choices. A true family man, through and through. Stan fought two brave battles with cancer, but the second battle was a lot and he was tired. He fought a good fight. On Sunday, January 7th, 2024 the Lord called unto his child and Stan answered and went home to take his rest. His blunt honesty and comic personality will be truly missed. He is preceded in death by father Johnny Wilbert Sr., mother, Lenora Henry, stepfather S.T. Henry, stepmother Fremont Brunson Mitchell-Russell, sister Barbara Renee Johnson, brother Eric Mitchell, and nephew Tyrone Lester. He leaves to mourn his passing wife Lori Mitchell, sons Stanley Eugene Mitchell Jr. Terrel Mitchell Sr.(Marleta), Eugene Mitchell Sr., Darryl Mitchell (Alexis), Darin Mitchell (Jenny) and son Edward Soto and only daughter Lenora Mitchell. Siblings: JoAnn Smith (Mervin), Juanita Duresseau (Gabe), Johnny Wilbert Mitchell Jr, Carolyn Nealy, Dorothy Otis, William Mitchell (Candace), Brenda Mitchell-Torres (Albert), Glenda Barney, Byron Henry, David Mitchell (Shon), Katina Mitchell-Austin (James), Alicia Mitchell, and Kevin Mitchell Grandchildren: Terrell Jr, Ariana, Mizaiah, Martrell, Azhane, Eugene Jr, Tahjianna, Aa’Niyah, Char’les, Elijah, Ethan, Mykah, Savannah, Docia, Jaymie, Darin Jr, Liberty, London, Justice and Edward III. Great grandkids: Arzayeus and Teuro, along with 102 nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and friends to mourn his passing.

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Memorial Service
January 26, 2024

4:00 PM
California Burial Chapel
2200 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950


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