Helen Joyce Mitchell

Helen Joyce Mitchell 83 of Sterling formally of Woodstock died April 9, 2013.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Woodstock United Methodist Church by Rev. David Rash. Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Mitchell was born August 27, 1929 at North Loup, Nebraska. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Naomi Preston Mitchell. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 18 years and was a hospital volunteer at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Woodstock United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her loving husband, Ray Mitchell; a son, Dennis Mitchell and wife, Jan of Berryville; a daughter, Janet Moore and husband, Tim of Sterling; three grandchildren, Kelly Jo Jiron of Gaithersburg, MD, Shannon Nicole Stevens of Manassas, and Dennis Ray Mitchell, Jr. of Fredericksburg; five great grandchildren, Tyler Stevens, Nicholas Stevens, James Jiron, Nathan Jiron, and Brianna Mitchell; a sister, Lila Epling of Hudson, Iowa; a brother, Larry Mitchell and wife, Claudia of Santa Barbara, California;  nephews, Bob Epling of Dayton, Ohio and Bruce Epling of Chandler, Az.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday at the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Foundation-General Fund, att: Rhonda Zolner, 759 S. Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664 or the Woodstock United Methodist Church, 156 Muhlenberg Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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4 Condolences to Helen Joyce Mitchell

  1. Gretchen McGilbra says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Dennis and Ray, and all the family. I am so glad I got to meet Helen when I visited VA. several years ago. As you say “good-by”, remember all the wonderful memories.

  2. Steve Heltzel says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Helen’s family. She was a strong, wonderful woman in many, many, ways.
    We will miss her!

    With deepest sympathy,
    Steve, Martha, and Jacob Heltzel

  3. Nelma J. Goad says:

    Each time Helen and I visited, it was I who came away stronger and happier, feeling better in my heart from what she imparted to me. Even in her illness her greeting for me was bright and welcoming. When she could no longer vocally chat she made up for it putting her words down with pencil and paper. Like many, I will miss her but forever hold the memory of our friendship close to me. I pray that God will continue to bless her husband Ray, and sustain the family Helen was so proud of. With deepest sympathy. Nelma Goad

  4. Jeff Delano says:

    Dear Ray & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go up to God’s throne for you and your family in the home going of Helen. May God Himself hold you all in the palm of His hand and carry you through the days, weeks and months to come. It is not easy letting go of a love one even through we know she is with her loving Saviour Jesus Christ but still wants us to share faith and hope in His plan for us. May your travels be safe and pleasant. Community Men’s Prayer Group