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CLEVELAND- Jenell “Grammies” Robinson Mitchel age 80 of Cleveland, MS passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Shelby Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Shelby, MS.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS. Dr. Steve Huber will officiate the services.
Jenell was born December 21, 1938, to John Leroy and Annie Mosley Robinson in Cleveland, MS. She graduated from Merigold High School in 1957, she then attended Nursing School and became an LPN. Jenell worked for Bolivar Medical Center for over 20 years before moving to Texas to manage a personal care home for Alzheimer’s patients. In 2001 she returned to Cleveland to manage and hostess for The Warehouse Restaurant. Jenell enjoyed see and greeting her customers and making chocolate cobblers. Her hobbies included, gardening, cooking, collecting art, antiques, traveling, reading, attending the Tuesday Night Pickers and most importantly loving and caring for her children and grandchildren. Grammies, as she was affectionately known, had a strong faith in God, she had been a long-time member of Providence Baptist Church but was currently attending Immanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland. She will be missed by all her family and friends.
Jenell was preceded in death by her parents John Leroy Robinson and Annie Mosley Robinson, Son, Ben Ferrell Mitchel IV, two sisters, Patricia Maxwell, and Carolyn Hood.
Jenell is survived by two daughters, Sandy (Raymond) Huerta of Cleveland, MS, Heather Garrison of McKinney, TX, a Son, Scott (Julie) Speakes of Cleveland, MS, a brother Johnny (Karen) Robinson of Ruleville, MS. Six grandchildren, Justin (Tasha) Huerta, Haley (Eric) Kelly, Hayes Garrison, Gentry Grace Garrison, Shelton Scott Speakes, and Braxton Clark. Three great grandchildren Wally Huerta, Neva Huerta, and Chapman Kelly.
Pallbearers will be Justin Huerta, Eric Kelly, Morgan Robinson, Mickey Robinson, Rayburn Mosley, and Jeff Andrews.
Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Animal Shelter or Immanuel Baptist Church P O Box 479 Cleveland, MS 38732
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net
Sandy, Raymond and family,
We send you our condolences on the death of your mother. She was such a welcoming delight every time we came to the Warehouse. May God bless you with peace and comfort, knowing that your mother lived a life well-spent.
Jeanne and Bill Hays May 6 2019 12:00 AM
Dear Sandy, Scott, and Heather,
What a beautiful memorial video of Jenell! I enjoyed it, reflecting her so well. She was devoted to her family and strived to create and maintain the best possible world for them.
I will always remember her visit in Los Angeles for Christmas 1975 - New Year's 1976 with her two toddlers and her two pre-teens, her husband, her parents, and her brother. Jenell was the engine behind it all making everything possible -- bringing an abundance of food, overflowing energy to keep the troops focused, and the essential ingredients -- buckets of grace, love, and charm. We all had a wonderful time.
Sadness at Jenell's passing is leavened by this keepsake video, remembering the generous life she lived.
Warm hugs to you.
Alicia May 6 2019 12:00 AM
Such a lovely soul. I am so proud to have known her, and to paint some small pieces of art for her. Once you spent some time talking to her, you knew your life was better for having shared that time.
Karl Wagner May 4 2019 12:00 AM
My wife Nola and I enjoyed our visits with Ms Jennell! Heaven has gained a beautiful soul! God Bless Pete and Nola Roncali
Pete Roncali May 4 2019 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy May 3 2019 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your family's loss. May the Peace of Jesus Christ be with you all.
Opal Kohler May 3 2019 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy May 3 2019 12:00 AM
May she rest in peace.
Chris Balducci May 3 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear this sad news. She was always so sweet and a good friend to my mother. My prayers are with you all.
Lynn Shurden May 3 2019 12:00 AM
Words cant express the sorrow and I know all of you are going through a grief, hard to explain. Im praying God will comfort you and hold you in His hand. Im sorry I wont be able to attend the service. I wont get to Mississippi until next week.
RETA McIlwain McCarthy May 2 2019 12:00 AM