Myrtle C. Mitchell, 97


Myrtle C. Mitchell, 97, of Lewes, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Milford, Del., on June 22, 1920, daughter of the late Arthur Coverdale and Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Coverdale.

Mitchell retired from the Sears store in the Midway Shopping Center after 25 years of service.

Her true passion was for her family. She loved time spent visiting with her children and grandchildren. Mitchell also enjoyed crocheting, cooking, reading, baking and gardening. She was a member of the Christian Tabernacle Church in Lincoln, Del. She was a devoted Christian and a strong prayer warrior. She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Mitchell was preceded in death by the love of her life, Frank H. Mitchell, in 2006, and by two brothers, Leroy Coverdale and Donald Coverdale. She is survived by two sons, Marvin James Mitchell and his wife, Patty, and F. Wayne Mitchell and his wife, Lynne; three daughters, Joyce Elizabeth Evans, Doris Mae Cunningham and her husband, Paul, and Joan Mitchell Reed and her husband, Pete; 14 grandchildren, Marvin James Mitchell Jr., Tricia Leigh Sutton and her husband, Rick, Frank Wayne Mitchell II and his wife, Leslie, Kristin Lynne Joseph and her husband, Clay, Donald Rodney Evans IV and his companion, Christina Best, Robert Nathaniel Evans and his wife, Danielle, Stephen Michael Bunting II and his companion, Kaitlin Murphins, Ryan Mitchell Bunting and his companion, Sara Tuck, Michelle Elizabeth Woods and her husband, Adam, Bradford Elliott Reed, Bryan Edward Reed and his companion, Erika Mako, Paul Carpenter Cunningham II, Dennis Alan Cunningham, and Casey Ross Cunningham; 21 great-grandchildren, Madison Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Nicole Evans, Gage Brian Joseph, Lydia Elizabeth Woods, Tyler Chase Mitchell, Mitchell Edward Joseph, Trig Wayne Joseph, Ava Nicole Mitchell, Katie Goldsborough, Robert Nathaniel Evans II, Rachael Best, Gideon Shane Woods, Anna Mae Woods, Paul Carpenter Cunningham III, Rylee Alexa Shockley, Reagan Mackenzie Cunningham, Savannah Marie Cunningham, Casey Ross Cunningham II, Claire Marie Cunningham, Makenna Rae Bunting and Camryn Eileen Cunningham; and a special nephew, Roland Coverdale and his wife, Raquel.

A visitation was scheduled for April 17, 2018, with funeral service on April 18, 2018, both at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare; 424 Savannah Rd.; Lewes, DE 19958. Condolences may be sent online at