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Carolyn Jean Mitchell

January 19, 1950 — November 15, 2021

Detroit, Michigan

JANUARY 19, 1950 - NOVEMBER 15, 2021
Service to be held
Monday, November 29, 2021
10:30 A.M. Service
Thompson Funeral Home
15443 Greenfield Rd. • Detroit, Michigan
Pastor Andre Miller, Sr., Officiating

Miss Me But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me...But let me go.
For this journey, we must all take,
and each must go alone,
It's a part of the Master's Plan,
a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me...But let me go.


Carolyn Mitchell was born on January 19, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan to Murtha and Ella Mae Banes (who both preceded her in death. She was the youngest of her siblings, Alma (who preceded her in death), Calvin, and Evelyn. Carolyn accepted Christ and was baptized at a young age. She graduated from Central High School and attended Wayne County Community College. At the age of 19, she married Bobby Mitchell (who preceded her in death and they had one son, Rodrick and one daughter, Nikatha. She worked in the healthcare field for over 40 years specializing in elder care. Care giving was her passion and she really liked providing one-on-one home health care.

Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family and she loved to cook big family meals; she later took an interest in gardening. During her senior years she loved travelling with her husband of 51 years.
Unfortunately, in the mid 2000s Carolyn was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer. For many years she fought the cancer through her faith in God, determination, and strong will power. Despite her own health challenges, she cared for her family tirelessly; especially her husband until his death in April 2021. Additionally, even in the midst of the pandemic, her determination to stay active was evident as she took a part-time job at McDonalds. For several months she excitedly expressed how much fun she had returning to the workforce and how her hard work ethic was a good example to the younger generation. Although Carolyn fought her best fight to beat cancer, God decided it was time for her to take a rest and He called her home November 15, 2021.

Carolyn leaves to cherish her precious memories: son, Rodrick (Nicole) of Chandler, AZ; daughter, Nikatha of Detroit, MI; four grandchildren, Darryn, Jasmane, Wilma, and Tarah; brother, Calvin and sister, Evelyn; close family, Marla, Trayvon, and Tamyra; close friends, Njeri and Imari; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." ~St. John 11:25-26


Organ Prelude
Scripture --- Pastor Andre Miller, Sr.
Prayer ---Pastor Andre Miller, Sr.
Song ....
Acknowledgment of Cards, Telegrams, and Condolences
Eulogy --- Pastor Andre Miller, Sr.
Organ Postlude

Friends of the Family
Friends of the Family
United Memorial Gardens
4800 Curtis Road
Plymouth, Michigan
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
7643 Dexter
15443 Greenfield
Detroit, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
313 • 897-0900
313 • 272-4300
With sincere appreciation, we wish to thank our many family and friends
for their expressions of kindness during our bereavement for our loved
one. May God bless each of you. - THE FAMILY

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, November 28, 2021

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Thompson Funeral Home - Greenfield Chapel

15443 Greenfield Rd, Detroit, MI 48227

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 29, 2021

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Thompson Funeral Home - Greenfield Chapel

15443 Greenfield Rd, Detroit, MI 48227

Family Hour at 10 am, Service Begins at 11 am

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Monday, November 29, 2021

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

United Memorial Gardens

4800 Curtis Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170

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