Edith Mae Bailey Mitchell, 98, Cape Charles Matriarch

Edith Mae Bailey MitchellApril 12, 2013

Edith Mae Bailey Mitchell, 98, wife of the late Willis E. Mitchell, passed away peacefully in her home in Cape Charles Tuesday, April 9.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Stephen’s AME Church, 511 Jefferson Avenue, Cape Charles.

Mrs. Mitchell was born April 2,1915, in Bayview, and was the daughter of the late Albert Terry and Emma Terry.

She was a resident of Cape Charles, and in her earlier years was a domestic worker, but spent most  her life as a homemaker, raising seven children.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Mitchell of Asbury Park, NJ, and Anthony Mitchell of Chesterfield, and three daughters, Lenora Mitchell of Cape Charles, Edith Mitchell Scott of Philadelphia, PA, and Sally Mitchell Payton of Baltimore, MD; and by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements are by Gray’s Funeral Home, Cape Charles.



4 Responses to “Edith Mae Bailey Mitchell, 98, Cape Charles Matriarch”

  1. Deborah Bender on April 12th, 2013 10:40 pm

    Dear Lenora,
    Please know that Don & I are thinking of you in your time of loss.

  2. Tammy Holloway on April 13th, 2013 7:29 am

    Our most sincere thoughts reach out to you and your family in the loss of your mother. The smile in her picture reminded me of you :-). So I pray for you today that you can find that smile in your heart today and think of all of those wonderful lifelong memories she brought you and your loved ones.

    Our prayers are with you today as you celebrate a spectacular life!
    Your neighbors,
    Tammy and Jim Holloway
    403 Tazewell ave.

  3. Karen Davis on April 13th, 2013 4:33 pm


    I’m so sorry for your loss. But you got to enjoy your mother for a good long time, so that’s something to be thankful for. You’ll see her on the other side.

  4. Lenora Mitchell on April 22nd, 2013 11:31 pm

    Thanks to everyone for their caring and loving support expressed during the passing of our mother, Edith Mitchell. Many of you have been a part of that village that helped me care for her for many years. Your cards, calls, visits, words of encouragement, hugs and kisses were truly a blessing. God Bless You and I love all of you. Thanks so much.