It is with much sadness and grief that we present the obituary of our beloved mother, Elsie Cline Mitchell.
Mom was born on June 30, 1929 and departed this life on December 4, 2003, making her stay on earth 74
years, 5 months and 4 days. She was the daughter of Lou and Ellie Cline. She is survived by three daughters,
Brenda Tiller of Lebanon, Virginia, Linda and Virginia, and Pam and husband, Virgil Mullins, of Haysi, Virginia; two
sons, Larry Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia and David Mitchell of Haysi, Virgginia; two sisters, Pearl Lester of
Martinsville, Virginia and Helen Cline o Haysi, Virginia; two brothers, Bergus Cline and Gene Cline of Tazewell,
Virginia; eight grandchildren, Billy Rash, Renee Justus, Amber Mullins, Aaron Yates, Lyndsey Brevette, Lauren
Mitchell, Cheyenne Mitchell, and Kelia Mullins; and five great grandchildren, Kaleb Mullins, Josh Rash, Brianna
Rash, Carment Brevette, and Lucas O’Quinn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one
Mom was a dedicated and loving housewife, mother and grandmother. There was nothing she wouldn’t do to
help her children, if at all possible, and she looked forward to being with them and hearing from them. Mom
loved gardening, canning and raising flowers. She was an excellent cook and a generous person, often feeding
friends of the children when they brought them by the house. She often said that she liked to do that because
she didn’t know when they had eaten last. Our fondest memories will be of having a watermelon feast with her
on the 4th, her avid desire to go shopping anytime, and her skill of playing seven card rummy. Although Mom
enjoyed these pleasures on God’s footstool, her greatest love was for her church, Emmanuel, where she could
enjoy the joys of Jesus, her Lord and Savior. She was a faithful member of her church and looked forward to the
Saturday and Sunday worship services where she could rest from the cares of the world. When her health
began to fail, she was not able to attend as she normally did. However, she did not let this dampen her faith,
she fought a good fight, her faith grew stronger, as her days grew shorter.
We will suffer a large void in our lives with the passing of our beloved mother. We can be comforted by the
fact that her suffering is over and to die in the Lord is gain.
Submitted by the family