Nellie Mitchell

Nellie Margaret Mitchell, 88, of Hixson and formerly of Greeneville, Tenn., passed away on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, 2013, at North Park Memorial Hospital, Hixson. She was a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church where she played piano for the Carver-Tarwater Sunday School Class. Nellie Margaret taught music for over 58 years and had a multitude of students that she enjoyed and loved. Her life was based on her faith in God, love of her family and music. She was well loved and respected by her many students and fellow colleagues. She was a member of many professional music organizations including the Chattanooga Music Teachers Association. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Mike Bourne, of Chattanooga; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Sarah Mitchell, of Cumming, Ga., and Cletus and Diane Mitchell, of Knoxville; one brother, James and Roberta Walton, of Dunedin, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces; special sisters-in-law and many dear lifelong friends. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in Greeneville, Tenn., with a celebration of Mrs. Mitchells life to follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Doughty-Stevens with Rev. Jeff Lambert officiating. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville. A memorial service will be held at Red Bank UMC at a date and time to be announced. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Berglund and the nurses on the 2nd floor ICU and Cardio Care unit at North Park Memorial Hospital. Memorials may be made to: Nellie Margaret Mitchell SMMTA Scholarship Fund, C/O Pam Thacker, 119 Cherry Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745

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