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Irving J. Mitchell

December 15, 1959 — April 24, 2023

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:30 am in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Irving Mitchell, who passed away on April 24, 2023 at St. Francis Nursing Home. The family will receive visitors between 8:30 am - 10:30 am prior to the service. Private interment will take place on Monday in the Southwest Veterans Cemetery in Jennings, La.

Irving was born on December 15, 1959 to the late Mary Gussie Francis and Travis John St. Julien. He graduated from Northside Senior High in 1978, and soon thereafter enlisted in the United States Army. In the military Irving began boxing, and it was then he found his passion. He retired as a three-time champion in boxing, and loved  teaching the sport to young men as well. He had some up and downs he faced during his life journey with a few failures. However, he always came back as a true fighter that he is. 

Irving had a kind and gentle soul. He was a soft-spoken person,  and was known as the “Quiet Uncle” by his nieces and nephews. He was adventurous, traveling the world without fear. He was not quite a dancer, but with his spider dance he always made his family smile. His memories will always have a special place in our hearts & live on forever. Irving, you have fought a good fight and lived your life to what GOD has written for you in the book of life. This may seem to others this was your last fight; although forever you will remain “Sweet Irving Mitchell” the family’s champion. Most of all, your GOD’s Greatest Champ! 

Surviving relatives include his sister, Jacqueline (Randy) Belcher; one aunt, Geneva St. Julien; one uncle, Leo Simon Sr; ten nieces; Michelle Williams, Lisa Senegal, Tamara Mitchell, Willona Mitchell, Lacreita Mitchell. Teresa Washington, Lorita Washington, Joycie Alexander, Candra Mitchell, and Tanya (Joseph) Jones; and seven nephews; Courtney Mitchell, Ryan Sylvester, Travis Mitchell, Corey Sylvester, Trumaine Mitchell, Willie Mitchell Jr., and Cuttrel Guidry.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Mitchell; parents, Mary Gussie Francis and Travis John St. Julien; maternal grandparents; Rena and Vennus Francis; parental grandparents Olivia and Travis John St. Julien;  five brothers; Willie Joseph Mitchell Sr., Ronald Mitchell, Donald Mitchell, William Samuel Mitchell, and Venice Mitchell; two sisters; Julia Ann Mitchell and Olivia Ann Mitchell;  four aunts, Lydia Simon, Mildred Morris , Eva Breaux Eaglin , and Rita Senegal; three uncles, Morris Senegal, Clifton Morris, and  Roy Breaux Sr.; and one nephew, Raymond Guidry Jr.

Serving as Active Pallbearers will be Travis Mitchell, Courtney Mitchell, Cuttrel Guidry, Robin Strong, NaQuille Senegal, and Manuel Jones. 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Henry Simpson, Corey Sylvester, Eddie St. Julien, Langston Francis, Ryan Sylvester, and Nakeea Senegal. 

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Saturday, May 6, 0023

8:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

1610 Evangeline Road, Jennings, LA

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