David Mark Mitchell entered this world 61 years ago, in Detroit, Michigan, and left to be at home with our Lord on September 29, 2019 after fighting a 6 month battle with cancer. He left his loving wife of 37 years Maria Ann (Muller) Mitchell. They had two daughters Sarah Rose Mitchell of Amarillo, TX and Rebekah Ann (Maurice) Lane of Tolleson, AZ, as well as raising his grandson Mark Bennett Mitchell as his son. David leaves behind three beautiful granddaughters who were the light of his life Taniya Noel Mitchell, Kapriana Hope Lane and Mariyah Faith Lane. Dave’s Mother Beatrice (West) Mitchell and his sister Lisa (Mitchell) Kennedy live in Lubbock, Texas. He has many nieces and nephews within the Texas area, Michael (Jessica) Carrasco, Josh Kennedy, Kelly (Christy) Mitchell, Cristie Diaz, and Amanda Dacey. He was proceeded in death by his father Edward Jesionowski, his Step-dad John Mitchell who raised him, his brothers Eugene Jesionowski and Scott Mitchell, his niece Brianne (Carrasco) Heupel as well as his beloved Grandmother Mildred Peasley. David loved the outdoors, and loved to hike, camp and golf. He also loved travelling. Throughout his childhood, David lived in Michigan, Montana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Throughout his life he travelled across the country as well, enjoying the beauty of Arizona. One of the highlights of his hiking adventures was hiking down the Kibab Trail with Maria, Sarah and Rebekah at the Grand Canyon National park, spending 3 nights at the bottom and then hiking back up. One of his favorite destinations was the beauty of Carlsbad, California where he spent numerous family vacations at LEGOLAND with his grandkids. David played hard and worked hard. David was the owner of Mitchell Technical Consultants, LLC and performed business management consulting services. David was a Senior Engineering Technician and NICET IV certified in Fire Alarm Systems. He was continually learning and growing in his profession. His Professional Affiliations: SIA, Security Industry Association ASIS International - Phoenix Chapter Axis Communications - Certified Professional SecuritySpecifiers.com™ - Registered Consultant BICSI, Information & Communications Technology Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association National Fire Protection Association - Electrical & BFSS National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies David’s Celebration of Life will be held at Surprise Funeral Home (16063 W. Bell Rd. Surprise) on Saturday October 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow at the funeral home.
There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (19002 N. 128th Ave, Sun City West) with Inurnment at the National Cemetery of Arizona on Tuesday, October 15, 20191:00 PM with his nephew Brad Moen providing the Committal Service. We would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for the amazing care provided to David for the last six months. During the last six months his brother in law Victor Muller of Kenosha, Wisconsin and his sister in law Ruth Tisdale of Okmulgee, Oklahoma spent months at a time in Surprise helping David and Maria. Words cannot express the depth of appreciation that David felt towards them. Also, a special thank you to the priests of Our Lady of Lourdes Church for providing David with the anointing of the sick and visit’s with him, as well as the Stephen Minister that they have provided to assist Maria during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Valley or Our Lady of Lourdes Church would be appreciated.
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