Percy Lee Mitchell, a retired Armco Steel employee, died June 13 of complications of a stroke at FutureCare Homewood Health and Management in Baltimore. His wife, Nannie Mitchell, died Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of heart failure. Both were 71 and lived on North Luzerne Avenue in East Baltimore.
Mr. Mitchell retired five years ago from the steel plant, where he had worked for more than 30 years.
Born in Georgetown, S.C., he was a graduate of Howard High School there. He served in the Navy from 1946 to 1948.
On Feb. 18, 1953, he married Nannie Stokes, who was born in Baltimore. She attended public schools here and the Community College of Baltimore. She was a licensed day care provider and had a center on North Patterson Park Avenue for 30 years. She retired seven years ago.
Mrs. Mitchell also did needlework and sold crocheted hats.
She was a member of the Full Gospel Temple of Middle River, where she was an evangelist.
Services for the Mitchells will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.
The couple is survived by two sons, James Mitchell and Percy Mitchell II, both of Baltimore; nine daughters, Brenda Morgan of West Palm Beach, Fla., Patricia Davis, Vivian Della, Sandra Clark, Antoinette Coward, Neisa Mitchell, Claudia Johnson, Sharon Mitchell and Tamara Mitchell, all of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by a sister, Josie Frazier of Charleston, S.C.; and a brother, Harold Asbury of Baltimore.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by three sisters, Delia Whitby and Lucille Clemons, both of Baltimore, and Eleanor Abraham of Camden, N.J.