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Marie Thrift Mitchell

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 6, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Mrs. Marie Thrift Mitchell, 81, of Lindsey St., Pittsboro, died February 6, 2012 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford following a sudden illness.

Mrs. Mitchell was born February 18, 1930 in Chatham County, a daughter of William McKinley Thrift and Evie Creed Thrift. Mrs. Mitchell graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1948 and married her husband Bob Ray Mitchell in 1951. An active homemaker, she enjoyed reading – especially cookbooks, yard work, cooking, and canning and freezing produce from her husband Bob’s garden. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church where she was involved in numerous activities: the Hospitality committee, the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, co-chair of the Prime Timer’s Senior Adults, the Women’s Missionary Union program chair, and a former teacher of children’s Sunday School classes.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Brown, and Sharon Thomas and her husband Rusty, all of Pittsboro; sister, Maxine Bristol and her husband Jack; brother, Curtis Thrift and his wife Joyce, all of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Aimee Allred and Emily Judge; great-grandchildren, Lindsey Wheeler, Thomas Wheeler, Jake Allred, Emma Allred and Ella Grace Judge.

Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great-granddaughter, Evie Judge; and a sister, Ola Mae McInnis.

The funeral service to celebrate Mrs. Mitchell’s life will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, February 9, 2012 at Emmaus Baptist Church, with Pastor Steve Moore presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family in the church fellowship hall following the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Prime Timer’s Senior Adults in care of Emmaus Baptist Church, 2430 Silk Hope – Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com, select “Obits and Guestbook”.

Arrangements for Mrs. Mitchell are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.


Condolences for the family of “Marie Thrift Mitchell”

Condolence from laura g.whitaker on February 7th, 2012 12:00 am

was very sorry to hear about marie she was a GREAT person and everyone loved her.We will surley miss her.

Condolence from Dorothy Poteat on February 7th, 2012 12:00 am

Cindy and Sharon,
I am deeply sadden to hear about the passing of Mrs. Marie. It will take a while but know God will see you through it all. Many blessings to both of you and your family. The Corbett/Poteat Family

Condolence from Ann Wilke on February 7th, 2012 12:00 am

Cindy, Sharon and family

Your Mom was the best. I have such fond memories of her. When we went on trips together she was always the one we counted on to keep me and Cindy out of trouble. loved her laugh and talking with her when she came by Town Hall to pay the water bill. She was very special to me…I will miss her greatly. You will be in my prayers always. John 11:25,26

Condolence from Paula Fiest ONeal on February 7th, 2012 12:00 am

Sharon, Cindy and family, I am very sorry for your loss. You were blessed with a wonderful mother. She was so proud of her entire family and loved them all unconditionally. Marie was an outsanding friend to so many and a great christian lady who loved her Lord. Cherish all the great memories of her and your dad, and be at peace knowing she is in her eternal home celebrating like never before. One day we can all reunite with her and so many other family members and friends who have gone on before us. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

Condolence from Beverly G Frey on February 7th, 2012 12:00 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the months ahead. I enjoyed the brief times I had to be with Mrs. Mitchell and was so impressed with what a lovely, sweet lady she was. So sorry for your sudden loss. God Bless you all.
Bev Frey and family

Condolence from GREGORY CREED KANODE on February 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Sharon,Cindy,Maxine, Curtis and family…So sorry for your loss. Marie was a jewel.I will never forget the times my family and yours shared in Pittsboro those many years ago. All the reunions together. Again, you guys are in our prayers…Greg and Dianne Kanode

Condolence from Lynn Lloyd on February 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Mark, Martha and family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you!!

Condolence from Sherry Beck on February 8th, 2012 12:00 am

Cindy and Sharon,

I am so sorry about your mother’s passing. I know that she was a very special woman and that you were all very close. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Condolence from Denise Suits on February 9th, 2012 12:00 am

Cindy and Family, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your mother. She was a very special person and very sweet. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything I can do please let me know.

Condolence from Charles Thomas on February 9th, 2012 12:00 am

Sharon and family, I’m so sorry for your tragic and sudden loss! From experience, faith, family, friends and time will all help ease the pain.

Condolence from Amy Smith on February 9th, 2012 12:00 am

Friend,Grandma,Grate Grandma,Aunt,Grate Aunt,Church Friend;

Miss Marie,
Was A Wonderfull Loving Sweet Lady And A Out Standing Church Friend And Loves Everyone She Meets She Will Never Ever Turn Anyone Away. Her Godly Ways Made Everyone Smile And Never Once Was Crude To No One. Marie And Her Husband Was The Two Most Loving People I Ever Know Outside Of Her Loving Daughters And GrandChildren And Grate GrandChildren And Goodness The Food She Cooks And Cakes, Pies, Exc;
But The Story’s She Told About Sharron,Rusty,Ammiee,Emily,And The Rest Of Her Loving Family Nuts I Guess It Shows How Much Marie Loved Us All.

Condolence from Natalie Miller on February 10th, 2012 12:00 am

So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her at Mama’s beauty shop. I will always remember her jokes, her Japanese Fruit Pies, and her smile! Will keep you all in my prayers.

Condolence from Jane Brown Hincemon on February 11th, 2012 12:00 am

Makes me very sad to hear of Marie’s passing..I will remember her many kindnesses to my Mother, Mary Brown. Marie and Bob made such a difference in Mary’s life and I’m sure many others. I still have and treasure a cane that Bob carved for her. Marie’s sweet smile is with me always. They live in my memories.

Condolence from Jan Walker Williams on February 12th, 2012 12:00 am

Cindy and Sharon, I’m so sorry to read about your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Spending many years on Launis Street, going past your parents house was always a treat, seeing what your Dad was planting or working on. I’m so sorry! Jan

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