"One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord and all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon his rock."
Gertrude Delegal Young Mitchell, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Delegal was born on October 26, 1919 in Chatham County, Savannah, Georgia.
She was educated in the public school system in Savannah, Georgia. She was the proprietor of Gertrude Beauty Salon.
Gertrude was married to Mr. James Young to which three children were born: Rosa Lee, James, Jr. and Carl Henry. Later she married Deacon John R. Mitchell to which one son was born: Tony Robert Mitchell.
She was baptized at St. John Baptist Church at an early age by Dr. E. O. S. Cleveland. Years later, she joined Happy Home Missionary Baptist church where she diligently served as a member of the Mission Board and the Senior Adult Ministry. Until her death, she was the oldest member of Happy Home and was the Mother of the Church.
Gertrude spent a brief time at the Christian City Nursing and Rehab Facility in Union City, Georgia where she became the most popular resident on the fourth floor, “Mama Mitchell” as she was affectionately known, showing off her crocheting and sewing skills.
She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Rosa Lee Houston (Denver, CO) son, Carl Henry Young (Charlotte) College Park, GA, son Tony Robert Mitchell (Carol) Savannah, GA nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday October 16, 2021 at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery-Hunter Army/Field, Savannah, Ga.
Reverend Brenda H. Allen, Officiating/Pastor Abyssinia Missionary Savannah, Ga..
Professional services entrusted to The Historic Bynes-Royall Funeral Home.
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