March 16, 2019
Wilton “Ray” Mitchell, 93, went to be with the Lord March 16, 2019 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ray, a resident of Slidell for 57 years, was employed with New Orleans Public Service (Entergy) until his retirement in 1988. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Slidell including being elected as a deacon. He enjoyed his family, woodworking, and helping others.
Ray is survived by his bride of 62 years, Betty Ruth Sylvest, one son, Charles (Victoria) of Ellerslie, Georgia, one daughter, Martha (Glenn) Hebert of Vicksburg, and seven grandchildren.
Ray will be laid to rest in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, Louisiana Saturday, March 23, 2019. Visitation is at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, LA. Graveside service to follow.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1615 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, Louisiana 70458.