James Edward Mitchell, 77, passed away on June 10, 2017 after a long illness.

James was born to Robert and Wadie Mitchell of St. Simons Island. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965 and proudly served 20 years. He was a Vietnam veteran and served several tours in Germany. He retired at Fort Stewart. He then began his career with Coca-Cola as a sales representative. James fully retired after that and moved back to St. Simons Island where he met his beloved wife, Lenoria. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two older brothers, Robert and David Mitchell; and a daughter, Elizabeth “Lisa” Dittbenner.

James is survived by his loving wife, Lenoria Mitchell of Brunswick; his sister, Edna Behrens of St. Simons Island; his son, Eddie Maddux; his daughter, Carol Windham of Brunswick; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephew.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15 in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons with the Rev. Wright Culpepper officiating.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Lake Chapel Cemetery in Screven, Ga.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Well, P.O. Box 2902, Brunswick, GA 31521.

Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com