Florence J. Mitchell, of Warner Robins, GA, passed Thursday, January 14, 2021. A private graveside service will be held Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:00am. The service will be livestreamed courtesy of Nelson’s Memorial Mortuary, 501 Elberta Road, Warner Robins. Florence, a native of Charleston, SC, was educated at The Mather School-the African American Boarding School for Black Women in Beaufort, SC. She did her undergraduate studies at Bennett College, Greensboro, NC; received her Master’s Degree from Boston University, Boston, MA and her six-year degree from Troy State University, Troy, AL. Flo Mitchell, as she was affectionally known, taught at Jenkins Elementary School in Charleston Heights, SC before moving to Warner Robins to accept a teaching position as a member of Robins Elementary School’s inaugural faculty on Robins AFB where she taught for over 40 years. She was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church, Warner Robins; Sigma Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; The Fort Valley Chapter of The Links, Inc. and affiliated with numerous social, civic and community organizations and causes. She is survived by nephews William (Audrey) Stallings of Yonkers, NY and Anthony R. Ward of Charleston, SC; nieces Lisa Ward German of Charleston, SC; Vermell (John) Jenkins Leslie of Macon, GA; Eva (Emile) Ward Robinson of Waldorf, MD; and Jennie Ward Brown; a sister-in-law Elva M. Johnson of Flushing, NY and a host of family and friends.
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