Dennis Mitchell

Dennis Leonorris Mitchell

Monday, April 18th, 1949 - Saturday, February 15th, 2020
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A beautiful and Christian life came to a close on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Mr. Dennis Leonorris Mitchell, known to everyone as “Chickenman,” son of the late David Mitchell and Leatta Christopher Day, was born on April 18, 1949 in Chester, FL.

Dennis attended the public schools of Nassau County, graduating from Peck High School in 1968. In high school, Dennis was the #1 punter for the football team and was considered a “Star Athlete.” After graduating from High School, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served 3 years and did 2 tours to Vietnam. Touring over in Vietnam is where he assumed the name, “Chickenman.” Returning home from the military, Dennis worked on many jobs. He worked at the Pogy Plant in the mid to late 60’s, worked on the shrimp/fishing boats, and also worked in construction at Container Mill. Dennis later became employed at PCA Box Plant in Jacksonville, FL, from where he retired in 2010.

Dennis enjoyed and loved bowling in his spare time. On Saturday’s, he enjoyed going to the Yulee Bowling Alley where he taught the Yulee Strikers & Youth League the fundaments of bowling.

At an early age, Dennis accepted the Lord as his personal Savior. Dennis attended Elm Street Church of God and later joined Chester Church of God with his mother, where he served as a Deacon and worked in many other areas in the church.

In 1978, Dennis married Cassandra Pinkney, in St. Mary’s GA. To this union, one child, a daughter, “Ulysessia, daddy’s little girl,” was born.

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Cassandra, and two brothers, Frank Christopher and David Mitchell.

He leaves to mourn a loving daughter, Ulysessia and two beautiful grandsons, Marley and Mikell; five brothers: Tommy L. Mitchell (Gladys), Savannah, GA, Charles L. Mitchell (Grace), Fernandina Beach, FL, Reginald (R.L) Mitchell, Columbia, SC, Glynn B. Mitchell (Lovey), Yulee, FL, and Kenneth Mitchell, Yulee, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; two godchildren, Petrina Way and Sherrica Mitchell; many cousins and admiring friends.

The funeral service for Dennis Leonorris Mitchell will be held 2 PM, Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at the Elm Street Church of God 502 S 11th St Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, February 21st, 2020 at the Chester Church of God 96984 Blackrock Rd Yulee, Florida 32097. Interment in Jacksonville National Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Chester Church of God
    96984 Blackrock Rd
    Yulee, Florida 32097
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Elm Street Church of God
    502 S 11th St
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  • Interment

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 9:30am
    Jacksonville National Cemetery
    4083 Lannie Road
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Posted at 05:39pm
So sorrow for your loss, Dennis and i worked together at the plant, and played a lot of golf together. We had a lot of good talks about the lord over the years. He will surely be missed, but I know I will see him again in Heaven! Pastor Ricky Crews

From The Pinkney Family

Posted at 09:55am
To Our Brother- in- Law Dennis Rest In Heavenly Peace
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Beverly Baake

Posted at 11:55pm
In loving memory of our cousin Dennis. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Your cousins Bev Raynad Gene.
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Charles and Evelyn Pringle Mosley

Posted at 02:25pm
We are expressing our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Dennis Mitchell.
He will forever remain in the archives of the hearts of the Peck High School class of 1968.
“Thy Blue and Gold Will Sail, Always, Oh Pal, Always.”

Janice E. Campbell Sherrieff Posted at 08:50pm

My condolences to my cousin Lyssi, his grandsons Marley, Mikell, his siblings and extended family. My prayers to each of you.

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