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June 08, 2021


John Maxon Mitchell

November 08, 1946 - June 07, 2021

John Maxon Mitchell of Bogalusa, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. He was born November 8, 1946, to parents Carl Maxon and Helen Louise Holmes at the Desport Clinic in Bogalusa.

A 1965 graduate of Bogalusa High School, John served in the United States Army Reserves for 17 years, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. Retired from GM&O Railroad, Mr. Mitchell served as Agent-Operator and Yard Master. Mr. Mitchell was a Master Mason, initiated in 1976, and was a long-time member of Center Lodge in Bogalusa, LA.

Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Carrier Mitchell, daughters, Robyn Mitchell Seal (Terry), Rikki Mitchell Daley, and son, Joshua Mitchell (Katrina). Also, step-children, Teresa Barber Davis (John) and Pamela Barber Reid (Anthony). Grandchildren, Erikah, Loryn and Travis Singley, Hailey Singley, Jared, Taylor and Ethan Daley, Leah and Ava Mitchell. Step-grandchildren, Christopher Mizell, Tyler Davis (Lindsey), Hannah Trammel (Will), Justin Brumfield, Jay and Sarah Reid and also, 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Wayne Mitchell.

Services for Mr. Mitchell will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, officiated by Bro. Chad Jenkins of Monroe St, where Mr. Mitchell was a member.

The visitation will be Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home, with graveside services to follow at Ponemah Cemetery, with military honors performed by the American Legion Magic City Post #24.

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