Leonard Mitchell, III, was born on September 13, 1943 to the late Leonard Mitchell Sr. and Willie Mae Hicks Mitchell, in Koeton, Alabama. He was the eldest of 13 children, Leonard was a graduate of North Central High School in Chatom, Alabama after graduating from high school he joined the United States Army his tour of duty was the Vietnam Era. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1970, he migrated to Boston, Massachusetts where he was employed at Honeywell Information Systems, Inc. in Brighton, Massachusetts as a Computer Analyst where he met his wife of fifty years, Glenola Gilliard-Mitchell and married in April of 1971. After working at Honeywell Bull Information Systems for twenty-six years he retired.
Leonard enjoyed working on cars and spending time with family and friends. He looked forward to the summers to travel back to his home to gather around family and spending time visiting with them. He was a diehard Alabama fan “Roll Tide” and was an avid fan of golf and especially following Tiger Wood’s golfing career.
He is preceded in death by his Father Leonard Mitchell, Sr., mother Willie Mae Hicks-Mitchell, sister Debra Ann, brothers, Louis, Joe D, Gary Lee, and Walter James.
He is survived by his wife Glenola Mitchell and daughter Lendale Beverley of Hyde Park MA, son Leonard IV (Deborah) Mitchell of Woonsocket, RI, daughter Trina Freeman-Jackson (Troy) of Tyrone, GA; son Lawrence Gregory (Angela) of Roslindale, MA,; grandchildren, Isaiah, Leonard V, Amaya Joi, Troy, Jr., Lawrence Hartley, Isabella Cecelia, Arianna Elizabeth one great-granddaughter Julianna; sisters Fannie Jones(Clarence) of Dorchester, MA Carolyn Hill (Thomas) of Silas, AL, Julia Mae of Coffeeville, AL, Vivian of Lenoir, NC, brothers Gregory Charles and Clarence of Koenton, AL, special friends, Rev. Thomas Cross, Donald Knight, Richard Williams, Columbus Boykins, Percy Ragsdale, Jarty Benson a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives, and Father Figure to Andrew and Douglas Downey.
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