Elizabeth Mitchell Warren passed away peacefully at The Franklin Health and Rehab Center in Rocky Mount on Sunday afternoon February 4th, 2024. She was 87 years old.
Born in Danville, Virgina, Elizabeth grew up in Henry, Virginia and moved to Martinsville when she was in high school.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert K. Mitchell Jr., and Kathlyn Gaynell Meeks Mitchell; two sisters, Shirley Mitchell Sutphin and Kathlyn Mitchell Foster; two brothers, Robert Kerr Mitchell, III and Timothy Hill Mitchell.
She is survived by three brothers, William Edward Mitchell, Thomas Franklin Mitchell and Jack Terrill Mitchell; sons, Eugene (Gene) Mitchell Warren (Laura) and John Richard Warren (Karmon); four grandchildren, Caroline Warren Montgomery (Rick), Charles Mitchell Warren, John Alexander Warren and Elliott Michael Warren; two great-grandchildren, Thomas Fort Montgomery and Mary Camp Montgomery.
Elizabeth graduated from Martinsville High School and Stratford College. She received a Master’s Degree in English Reading from The University of Virginia and a Master’s Degree in English Creative Writing from Gardner Webb University. She spent 28 years teaching English at Patrick County High School and coaching their academic team. Her passion was in the classroom, whether it be teaching the class or taking a course. She dedicated numerous hours to tutoring students in reading who had entered the high school ranks unable to read. However, her greatest accomplishment was raising her two sons as a single parent and seeing them through college. Thanks Mom!
The family would like to thank the staff at TLC Adult Home and the medical staff at Franklin Health & Rehabilitation Center for their comforting care during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 146 East Main Street, Martinsville, Va., 24112
Services will be held at a later date.
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, VA is serving the Warren family.