Ellen Faye (Richmond) MitchellSeptember 19, 1948 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 68)
Mills River ( Asheville ) NC - It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of Mrs. Ellen Faye Richmond Mitchell of Mills River, ( Asheville ) NC formerly of Yanceyville, NC who passed Friday, July 14, 2017.
Faye was born to the late Glenn D. and Marie Jones Richmond on September 19, 1948. She was raised in a nurturing and caring close-knit family where she was taught the importance of God, education, and service to others. Despite the passing of her father early in her life, she was blessed to have a strong, loving mother, three close sisters, and an extended family who provided for her continued development. Faye was also preceded in death by her sister, Marionette R. Crummie.
Faye professed her faith at an early age and joined the family church, Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church in Yanceyville, North Carolina. She attended Caswell County public schools and graduated from Caswell County High School in May 1967. It was at Caswell County High School that she met the love of her life, Zelodis (Zeke) Mitchell. Following high school graduation, Faye was employed by Hanover Mills, Yanceyville.
Faye was employed by Taylor Instruments (Arden, North Carolina), and Steelcase (Fletcher, North Carolina) where she retired after 19 years. Faye and Zeke were blessed by the birth of their beautiful daughter, Faye LaVone, on October 18, 1979
For nearly forty years, Faye was very active in Christian service. She held various positions in church as Treasurer of the Usher Board, Senior Choir member, Secretary of Sunday School, Deaconess, and a member of the City of Asheville Deaconess Board.
Faye will forever be lovingly remembered and cherished by her husband of 46 years, Zelodis Mitchell; daughter Faye LaVone Banks (Richard) of Fletcher, NC; granddaughter Jasmine Banks; sister, Marsette R. Summers (Henry) of Reidsville, NC; sister, Annette R. Lyons of Danville, VA; nieces, nephews; a host of other relatives and dear friends.