Jimmie Lourene Fletcher Mitchell
September 26, 1942 to November 5, 2020
Jimmie Mitchell was born in Dixie, Georgia to Warren and Alvie Fletcher. There were five children in the family. Reba (Calvo), JoAnn (Anthony), Hugh Fletcher and Brenda (Seader). They were cotton farmers at that time. In 1949, the family moved to Lafayette, Colorado to join family already living in Colorado. Her fondest memories were delivering milk with her Dad, around the Lyons, Nederland, Boulder area when she was a child, and the cheese popcorn, which was a real delicacy.
In 1955, a handsome young man, named Cecil Mitchell entered the picture. They met at a dance, fell in love, and were married July 11, 1957. Cecil had five brothers and one sister. Ken Mitchell, Herb Mitchell, James Mitchell, Elba Mitchell, Larry Mitchell, and Iva Coffey. They lived at Barr Lake. Jimmie always swore she had the very best in laws in the world, Harold and Angeva (Gean) Mitchell. Holidays at their house were the stuff Norman Rockwell paintings were made of. Kids running in and out, tables stretched the length of the house to accommodate everyone, more food than you could eat, and more love than you could even imagine!
Cecil and Jimmie had three kids, Julie (Webb), Rawlins, WY, Karen Mitchell, Brighton, Colorado, and Mike Mitchell (Vickie), Henderson, Colorado. They were all her favorites. They bought a house out on Bromley Lane, in 1960, which is now what used to be the Kmart parking lot. In 1972 they moved to South 13th Avenue in Brighton, and in 1976 moved to South 14th Avenue, which is where Jimmie still lived.
In the early 70’s Jimmie worked for the House of Neighborly Service PreSchool, and also did bookkeeping for Dad at his Big A Auto Parts Store. From there, she also worked for Adams County School District 27J, at Southeast, Northeast, South and Henderson Elementaries. In Henderson, she sat up and ran the first computer lab. She also subbed for several years. Mom loved kids, plain and simple. She loved working with them and enjoyed her co-workers at all the different schools.
In 1982, Mom found her absolute best dream job of all time. She became a Grandmother. She leaves behind five amazing grandkids, that will miss her terribly. Tyler Webb, Dixon Wyoming, Trey Webb, Casper, Wyoming, Andrew Thompson, Brighton, Colorado, Faith Mitchell, Henderson, Colorado, and Ryan Mitchell, Henderson, Colorado. They enjoyed fishing trips, cookie decorating, reading together, camping, listening to their ideas, having great conversations, and always having treats available. The only thing better than being her child, was your kids having her for a Grandmother! Mom was also a Great Grandmother to Aspen Webb, Casper, Wyoming, Tallin Webb, Dixon, Wyoming, and Trevor Webb, Dixon Wyoming. That was the icing on the cake for her!
Jimmie was there for anyone who needed her. She loved her family, even the crazy ones, was an amazing cook, had a wonderful sense of humor, loved her flowers, flamingos, road trips, and crossword puzzles. Hers was a life well lived. Happy Trails, Jimmie!
Jimmie was preceded in death by her husband Cecil, her parents, Warren and Alvie Fletcher, in laws Harold & Gean Mitchell, sisters Reba Calvo, Joann Anthony, brother Hugh Fletcher, brothers in law Herb Mitchell, Ken Mitchell, James Mitchell, Larry Mitchell, and sister in law Iva Coffey.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support at this time, and a huge shout out to the Lutheran Hospice Staff. These people are absolute Rock Stars at what they do. We will be eternally grateful to all of you.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Tabor Mortuary, 75 South 13th Avenue, Brighton, Colorado. Graveside Service will be Friday, November 13, 9:00 a.m., Elmwood Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Jimmie’s Life early Summer 2021.
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