Steven Maxwell Mitchell

Steven Maxwell Mitchell

Suffolk, VA
04.26.1965 - 08.22.2018
Grandview, MO

Steven Maxwell Mitchell, born in Grandview, MO on April 26, 1965, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 8:39 PM. As a direct answer to prayer, as well as Steve’s desire, his wife Renee was holding his left hand and his best friend Michael McDade was holding his right hand. Steve was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, and a beacon of light and hope throughout his miraculous four year battle with pancreatic cancer. He fought courageously giving all glory to Jesus Christ throughout his journey.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Master Sergeant Roy Melvin Mitchell II and his sister Caroline Francine Schumacher. Steve is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Renee Perry Mitchell, and his daughters Twyla Vaughan, Zoey Rae, and Kyra Jean. He is also survived by his mother Jacqueline Odette Smith; siblings Angela Marie-Therese Gates (husband Bob), Thomas P.M.C. Mitchell (wife Jeannette), sister-in-law Elaine Denson (husband Kevin) and many loved nieces and nephews including Caley Gonyea (husband Rob), Naomi Schumacher, Ryan Mitchell, Nathan Mitchell, Noah Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Luke and David Denson and Amelia Gonyea. Steve’s in-laws are Stan and Mary Perry of Suffolk, VA.

A memorial service will be held at HUB 757, Home of Believers Church, 6801 Bridgeway Drive, Suffolk on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 5:00 PM. The family will receive friends at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Twyla and Zoey request that everyone wear something purple, Steve’s favorite color, to honor their dad. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a small donation to a college fund established for Twyla and Zoey Mitchell. Donations can be sent to The Twyla and Zoey Mitchell College Fund, 6713 Burbage Lake Circle, Suffolk, VA 23435. Condolences may be registered at

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Home of Believers Church
6801 Bridgeway Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States

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Baker-Foster Funeral Home
5685 Lee Farm Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


Renee and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Peggy Bradshaw

Renee, girls, Stan & Mary , Mrs Smith and family,
So sorry about the loss of dear Steve. He blessed so many, me included, with his encouraging words on caring bridge. I know these past weeks have been horrible and I've prayed for him to go quickly and peacefully. So sweet u were right there holding his hand Renee....just precious. Praying 4 all. He fought a tough fight . praying for peace...know he's a new man & probably playing his guitar with Jesus!!

Candy & Joe Nickert

To Steven's family,
I am so very sorry to read about your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares about what you are going through. He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4

M Powell

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr Steven Mitchell
may you find comfort from the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18)
because He really does care for you …. (1Peter 5:7) tells us this ;
" while you throw all your anxiety on him , because he cares for you "
and He wants to help you deal with the loss of your dear loved one.....


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