Funeral services for Ellene Cato Mitchell, age 87, of Wadley will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stanley Yarbrough officiating. Burial will follow at Forrester’s Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30-2:00 PM on Friday before services begin.
Mrs. Mitchell passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Walker Brookwood Baptist Hospital in Jasper, Alabama.
Survivors include her husband, Donald G. Mitchell of Wadley; two daughters, Larraine Bailey of Wadley and Tandi Mitchell of Montgomery; one son, Gary Mitchell of Knoxville, TN; daughter-in-law, Karen Taylor of Wadley; three grandsons, James Douglas Taylor, Connor Taylor, and Josh Ray; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Juanita Powell of Roanoke; and one brother, Tommy Cato of Roanoke.
Pallbearers will be Doug Taylor, Gene Taylor, Malcom Bassett, Connor Taylor, Brent Noles, and Douglas Kirk.
A Randolph County native, Mrs. Mitchell was born on March 15, 1932, the daughter of Henry Cornelious and Loie Robinson Cato. She was a member of Hope Memorial and was a retired Assistant Area Administrator for the State of Alabama Health Department where she served six counties. Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Douglas Taylor and Kenneth Brown; three sons, Jim Taylor, Jon Taylor, and Marc Mitchell; one great-grandson, London Taylor; one sister, Ruth Calhoun; and two brothers, Wayne Cato and Ferris Cato.
Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home of Roanoke, AL. is directing.