Ann Elizabeth Mitchell, 54, of Senatobia, MS, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 from complications of Covid.
She was born September 21, 1966, in Topeka, KS, the daughter of James Mitchell and Dona Mitchell who survive her. She is also survived by her fiancé, Tommy Rushing of Senatobia, MS; brothers, Patric Mitchell and Gregory Mitchell of Topeka, KS and their wives. Other survivors are her beloved nephew, Brandon Mitchell and niece, Amy Shotts and their families who she loved like her own kids. She was proceeded in death by her brother, Daniel Mitchell.
She spent her childhood keeping up with her brothers. She loved Grandpa & Grandma Drakes farm and driving the ATV around. She always did her best and expected the same from everyone around her.
She was a 1985 graduate of Highland Park High School, Topeka, KS and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice & Social Work from College of the Ozarks in 1989. She attended the Nabors Chapel, Senatobia Church of the Nazarene.
Ann worked for the State of Missouri for 31 years as a child abuse investigator before she retired in 2020. Ann touched the hearts of many of her families and children she fought so hard for during her long career. She made sure each of the children was taken care of and had kept in touch with them far beyond her care. She made many new and dear friends from her time there.
Ann was a dedicated sprint car fan. She traveled all over going to races with her family and friends. She put more miles on a car traveling in a year then most would in 10 years. She loved to watch her brother and nephew race and was their biggest fan. That love for racing took her to the Chili Bowl the biggest Midget race of the year in January of every year where she met the love of her life Tommy Rushing. She was living in Missouri and he was in Tennessee and they met in Oklahoma where they started a long-distance relationship meeting up at racecar tracks all over. They were to be married in October. Ann was a big Sammy Swindel fan and he wasn’t but they still made it work.
Ann always took time for her friends and family. She wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of and didn’t need anything. She would go out of her way for anyone. She enjoyed going to her niece’s softball tournaments and having her spend the night to take her on shopping trips. When Amy didn’t like her parent’s advice and needed some good advice, Ann would always lend an open ear and help guide her.
Ann’s love wasn’t just for her family and friends she extended that love to her dogs as well. Ann rescued beagle dogs for many years and was a foster parent to them providing them the love and affection needed to thrive.
Memorial services will be held on October 2, 2021, at 11 am at Grace Community Church located at 4300 SW Burlingame Rd, Topeka, KS 66609, a 2nd service will be held in Senatobia, MS at the Church of the Nazarene at 11:00 a.m. October 23, 2021.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nabors Chapel, Senatobia Church of the Nazarene 1489 W Main St. Senatobia, MS 38668
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