Robert L. Mitchell

August 5, 1959 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 59)

Robert L. “Mitch” Mitchell, 59, of Gurnee went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Friday July 5, 2019. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm, Monday August 5, 2019 at Wheelan Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 1:00pm to service time at the funeral home.


Robert was born August 5, 1959 in Muscatine, Iowa. He married Ernestine

Smith July 8, 2007. Robert enjoyed being with his family. He was a gentle,

loving and caring husband, stepfather, son, brother and uncle to many.

Robert was an avid Chicago Bears fan.


Survivors include his wife, Ernestine, stepchildren, Reginald, Atlanta,

Demetrius, Joliet, Ebony, Charleston, and Lavale (Kim) Smith of Australia.

Stepfather, Joe (Margaret) Kimmins, sisters, Janet (Eric) Cooper, Velma

(Ray) Smith, Linda (Lawrence) Cox, Erma (Stuart) Scott, Kermevia (Lonnie)

White, Neisha (Marcus) Comer, brothers, Curtis Mitchell, Willie (Barbara)

Mitchell, Ronnie (Liz) Mitchell, Jack E White Jr. Stepsisters, Wilma

Arrington, Shelva Kimmins, Ruthie Kimmins, stepbrother, Pete Kimmins and

a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Including his sisters-in-laws, Patricia

(Robert) Johnson, Helen (Stanford) Mayfield, brothers-in-laws, Gregory

Smith, Andre (Sandra) Smith.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Margurite Kimmins; maternal and paternal grandparents,

several aunts and uncles, stepbrothers Stanley Kimmins and Ronald Kimmins.

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