Annette Johnson Mitchell, age 81, also known as “Lil Sister”, transitioned to her heavenly home on Friday, November 18, 2022. She was born April 8, 1941; the 10th of 12 children to the late Charlie and Rosa Johnson.
Annette was educated at Log Cabin School and Burgess Landrum High School in Jenkins County. In 1958, Annette moved to Savannah, GA., where she married the late James Nelson Blunt Sr. Out of this union were born three children: Brenda, James Jr., and Diane.
Annette was quiet, reserved, and observant around people she didn’t know. However, once she got the feel of the room, you got to experience the kind-hearted, fun-loving, and humorous type of person she really was. She enjoyed spending time with her family, decorating, and shopping.
Annette was employed at the historic Charity Hospital and William A. Harris Nursing Home in Savannah, GA. in housekeeping until their closing. After a two-year vacation, she started working for herself cleaning houses until retiring the week of her 80th birthday.
On March 29, 1976, Annette married Paul Mitchell and became the stepmother of three more children: Dana, Don Paul, and Don Diego Cooper.
Annette was a faithful member of The Seed Church (formally Mustard Seed Faith Church) for over 25 years up until the time of her passing. There, she loved to study the Word of God and learned how to have a close personal relationship with Him. She, along with her husband, Deacon Paul Mitchell, were members of the Alter Workers and Friday Night Intercessory Prayer Teams.
Annette was preceded in death by her husband Paul Mitchell and eldest daughter Brenda Lee Blunt Brown.
Annette leaves to cherish and celebrate her memory: son James Blunt Jr. (Barbara) and daughter Diane Hardwick, both of Savannah, GA.; three stepsons: Dana Cooper, Don Paul Cooper, and Don Diego Cooper, of Savannah, GA.; two brothers: Joe C. (Doris) Johnson and Frank (Freddie Mae) Johnson, and one sister Sarah Phillips, all of Savannah, GA.; four grandchildren: Kenneth A. (Ronetta) Brown Jr. and Montrell D. Brown Sr., both of Jacksonville, FL., Damani M. Ayele-Hardwick of Carlisle, PA. and Nadif J. Ayele-Hardwick of Savannah, GA.; eleven great-grandchildren: Kenneth A. Brown III, Tenia Johnson, Breanna Brown, Davon Brown, Chandler Brown, Montrell D. Brown Jr., Montavious Brown, Montez Brown, and Marcel Brown, all of Jacksonville, FL., Nasiah Smart and Nijel Smart, both of Savannah, GA., as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at The Seed Church, 1950 Chatham Pkwy, Savannah, GA 31405. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 11 am to 1 pm at the church.
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