Rocky Richard Mitchell was born September 22, 1966 and departed this life on December 3, 2000, making
his stay on God’s footstool 34 years, 2 months and 11 days. He was the youngest son of Elsie Cline Mitchell
and George Mitchell of Haysi, Virginia.
His father, George, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother Elsie; two brothers, Larry of
Atlanta, Georgia and David of Haysi, Virginia; three sisters, Brenda Tiller of Carbo, Virginia, Linda Yates and
Pam Mullins both of Haysi, Virginia. Also surviving are eight nieces and nephews – Keila, Cheyenne, Lyndsey,
Lauren, Billy, Renee, Amber and Aaron.
Rocky will be remembered as one who always made others laugh. He had a generous and caring heart,
especially toward his mother and nieces and nephews. He never met a stranger and he will be greatly missed
by all that knew him. Until his health began to fail, Rocky always enjoyed being outdoors in God’s nature
where he could play sports, hunt, fish and work with his hands. Eventually he had to give up those pleasures
and had to constantly deal with the medical problems associated with his declining health.
Rocky was member of the Haysi Community Baptist Church where he found rest from the world. We, the
family, have a hope of seeing him again on the Heavenly side of this life where we can enjoy his smile once
Submitted by the Family