Mr. Mitchell Steven

Passed 06/01/2020

Obituary for Mr. Mitchell Steven

The memorial service for Mitch will take place on Saturday, Jun 13th, at 2 p.m. via a zoom meeting and will be officiated by Eddie Davis. Following the service, the zoom hosts (Lamont Davis and Lisa Davis) will allow family and friends of the immediate family to express condolences, reminisce, or just simply participate via zoom breakout rooms. It is with great sadness that the family of Mitchell Stephen Steven, age 64, of Decatur Georgia, announces that Mitchell passed away unexpectedly on Mon, Jun 1st, 2020. Mitchell, often referred to as “Mitch,” by family and friends attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn NY. After graduating from H.S., Mitch enlisted in the Army and was a part of the 82nd Airborne for 12 years before going to work as a civilian at Fort Bragg Hospital in Fayetteville NC. He received a degree from Fayetteville State University in 1998, afterwards moving to Atlanta Ga where he took a job at the National Labor Relations Board where he worked for 18 years before retiring in 2016. At an early age, Mitch developed a deep passion for anything Motown and especially Diana Ross, investing lots of time and money on Motown memorabilia and Diana Ross concerts. He was also from a noticeably young age an avid collector of marvel comic books, becoming an outstanding sketch artist in his own rite, often making his very own comic books in marble composition notebooks. Throughout his entire life he loved taking pictures, building up a large collection of family photos that was everyone’s envy. The youngest of 6 children, Mitch never married, spending decades taking care of his beloved mother until she died at 97 years old. He was an avid dog lover and had 3 dogs at the time of his death. Although he was eccentric, if you knew him well enough, you would know that Mitch was also loving, jovial, and had the most infectious smile anyone could have. Mitch was preceded in death by his father, William Cannon, his mother, Della Saxon, his brother, Carlton Saxon, and his sister, Charlesetta Jackson. He is survived by his sisters, Lillian Davis, Rita Williams, and Doreen Robinson, along with a bevy of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Join Zoom Meeting: Click on Videos and Photos Tab or Meeting ID: 399 380 5217 Password: 248998


Guest Book

I'm very sorry to hear of Mitch's passing. I got to know him at work and I always enjoyed listening to his plans for an elaborate Thanksgiving meal each year. We joked that he would make enough food for Thanksgiving to last him until Christmas. After he retired he'd check in around DragonCon time to talk about the parade and all the characters that he saw. He always was upbeat and enjoying life. -Nicole

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My heart is heavy as I just learned of Mitch's passing. I was his supervisor and friend. We were in contact often after I retired. I last heard from him in April when he texted me to "check my account" for my stimulus check. Unfortunately my mom passed away on April 30 and I wasn't in contact with many during the month of May. In March he shared with me the amazing night that he had when his idol, Diana Ross, was here. He said he didn't know if he'd get to see her again because of all the concerts being canceled. My sincere condolences to the family. He will be truly missed. Rest in Heavenly Peace Mitch. Ouida Heath

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I am just learning of Mitch's passing. He was an awesome "brother" to me, not just at work, but even after he retired. We would always contact each other at least once a month, either by phone or text. I've been calling and sending texts since June, now I know why he never responded. It's hard to believe that he's no longer with us. Gone too soon and he never be forgotten. I love you, Mitch. Tabatha Thomas

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I am just learning of Mitch's passing. He was a valued member of the staff of Region 10, National Labor Relations Board. Always quick with a laugh, his singing at our annual Holiday party was always a highlight of the year. Our deepest condolences to the family. Lisa Y. Henderson, Acting Regional Director

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I was just thinking of a song that uncle Mitch used to play EVERYTIME we came to visit grandma when I was growing up...."You've Really Got a Hold on Me" by The Miracles.....Funny though----That's the first old song I ever knew. Lol! Now, I can't hear that song without thinking of him. Now I would have to blame him(kidding) for my attraction to the "Oldies but Goodies" genres. I will definitely miss him much. Best uncle I ever had. Alexis

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I am Arthur's ex-wife, Cynthia. I only saw him when he was 17 but he was a loving, kind young man. He was there to help me when he could and I will always remember him as such. I wish I had known he was living in GA all those years. He even lived close to where I lived; Decatur is not too far from Stone Mountain. My condolences to his immediate family. From what I read, he didn't live this life without leaving a mark in the world and that is a testament to his family. God bless you all!!

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Dear Uncle Mitch, I will never forget how I use to run away from you when I was a little girl, because you were so tall and I was convinced that you were a giant. Thank you for always allowing me to invade your room for hours while I played with your pets and listened to your albums. I will always have those memories to hold on too. Thank you for your service and for being my uncle. Love always Cherish

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