Shirley Mitchell, 84, passed away on December 2, 2019. She was born to Rosalyn and Carl Cooper on February 6, 1935 in Fayetteville, NY. She was one of 9 children. She grew up in Pompey, NY. She ran and managed neighborhood businesses until she came to retire from Onondaga County. Shirley loved helping people, especially the elderly and those in need. She loved animals, including her feline companion for many years, Max. She was an avid sports fan. One of her favorite past times was watching SU sports, the NY Jets and going to the casino. She also loved spending time with family.
She is predeceased by her husband Benjamin Mitchell, her son Anthony Mitchell, her sister Marilyn VerHage, and her brothers Carl “Junior” Cooper, Gerald “Jerry” Cooper and Charles “Jack” Cooper.
She is survived by her sons, Donald Warren (Mary), Andrew Mitchell (Juanita) and Raymond Rainbow (Kim) her daughters, Lori Covington and Shirley “Dolly” Mitchell Walker, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother Dwayne Cooper and her sisters Mary Fragola and Linda “Dee” Brown and her big sister Dorothy Grisaffi.
Calling hours will be from 11 am to 12 pm on December 14, 2019 at Sears Middleton Mathewson Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., N. Syracuse. Funeral immediately following at 12pm
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