Alyce Louise (Kellum) Mitchell was born on March 28, 1942 in Hamilton, OH, the youngest child born to Hiawatha F. Kellum and Eddie Mae (Flowers) Butler.
She was educated in the Hamilton City Schools graduating from Garfield Senior High School in 1960. She was employed by Butler County Job & Family Services for 31years, retiring in 2002 and Big Lots. In 2005 she relocated to Desoto, TX , she continued to work at Big Lots until she returned to Hamilton, OH in 2015.
Alyce accepted Christ as her savior at a young age and united with Pilgrim Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. James Cayce. She served faithfully in ministry for more than 50 years in various appointments such as: Young Adult Choir, Missionary Society, Ushers, Sunday School, Nursery, Youth Advisor, Brownie Leader. In 1995, under the leadership of the late Dr. Normal L. Townsel, Sr. she was ordained Deacon, a member of the first group of women to be ordained as deacons in the church's history. She most recently served on the New Building Committee.
She was very active in the Hamilton community as a member of various clubs/organizations: Booker T. Washington Community Center, the Yellow Jackets and the Golden Girls Club to name a few. Alyce was involved in educating the next generation, spending as much time as she could with them. Being an active parent in not only her children’s activities but her nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. They could count on her support, if they were doing positive things for themselves and community. She was not only mother to her children and family members, she had many other children that she mothered, as they affectionately referred to her as “Ms. Allie”. She was woman of many talents such as cooking, baking, crocheting and caring for her house plants. She also loved to travel as long as she was physically able to go.
On Monday, May 27, 2019, at her residence, Mrs. Alyce L. Mitchell went home to be with the Lord where she is now reunited with her Parents; Step-Father: Ernest Butler Grandparents: William Edward & Sadie Flowers; Brother: Aubrey Franklin; Nephew: Arthur Wilson and Niece: DeJuana Wilson.
Left to cherish her Loving Memory... Her children: Michael James Mitchell, Cedar Hill, TX, Marita Jo (Mitchell) Avery, Hamilton, OH, Anthony Leon Mitchell, Hamilton, OH, Scott Gary (Crystal) Mitchell, Arlington, TX and Fonda Denise Mitchell, Hamilton, OH; Sister: Janice (Kellum) Adams, Hamilton, OH; Ten (10) Grandchildren: David, Erik, Jamin, Jason, Anthony, Jr., Hiawatha, Tiffany, Candice, Amber and Ryan; Eight (8) Great-Grandchildren: Brady, Caden, Kaleb, Trinity, Jason Jr. “J2”, Elegance “Elle”, Aniyah and Aria; and a host of Nieces & Nephews; Cousins and other relatives and many, many friends.