Robert L. Mitchell

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

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

Robert was born August 5, 1959 in Muscatine, Iowa. He married Ernestine Smith July 8, 2007. Robert was a gentle, loving and caring husband, stepfather, son, brother and uncle to many. He was a strong believer in God and would always send you off with a “Godspeed”. 

He was an avid Chicago Bears fan, he enjoyed fishing, roller skating, listening to old school music and spending time with his family and friends. 

Survivors include his wife, Ernestine, stepchildren, Reginald, Demetrius, Ebony and Lavale (Kim) Smith. Stepfather, Joe Kimmins, sisters, Janet (Eric) Cooper, Velma (Ray) Smith, Linda (Lawrence) Cox, Erma (Stuart) Scott, Kermevia White (Lonnie), Neisha (Marcus) Comer, brothers, Curtis Mitchell, Willie (Barbara) Mitchell, Ronnie (Liz) Mitchell, Jack E White Jr., Stepsisters, Wilma Arrington, Shelva Kimmins, Ruthie Kimmins and stepbrother, Pete Kimmins.  Sisters-in-law, Patricia (Robert) Johnson, Helen (Stanford) Mayfield, brothers-in-law, Gregory Smith and Andre (Sandra) Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Marguerite Kimmins; maternal grandparents, several aunts and uncles, stepbrothers Stanley and Ronald Kimmins.

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