Anna M. Mitchell, the daughter of the late Johnie Jackson and Olar Ward Burleson, was born in Oklahoma on Feb. 13, 1921, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the age of 82.
Mrs. Mitchell had lived in Catron and Lilbourn the past thirty years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catron.
On Oct. 12, 1990, she was married to Melvin Mitchell in New Madrid.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, Melvin Mitchell of Lilbourn; two daughters, Marie Morris of Lilbourn and Frances Redman of Farmington; four grandchildren; five brothers, Hugh Burleson of Bald Knob, Ark., David Burleson and Charlie Burleson, both of Arkansas, Buster Burleson of Malden, Amos Burleson of Dexter; and one sister, Gracie Curtis of Waldron, Ark.
She was preceded in death by one son, Rodger Redman; and two brothers, Johnie and Jessie Burleson.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Parma with the Rev. Carl O'Dell of Parma officiating.
Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma is in charge of all arrangements.