, Port Arthur, Texas

November 18, 2013

Laura Agnes Mitchell

The Port Arthur News

—    Laura Agnes Mitchell was born on November 28, 1930, in Ames, Texas to the late Jules Mallet Jr. and Alice Broussard Mallet.

   She was called home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

In November of 1951, she was united in marriage to Joseph Gregory Mitchell. They shared 32 years of marriage until his death in January of 1984. Through this union, eight children were born, two boys and six girls. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was later employed by Sears and Roebuck and retired after 20 years of service.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Joseph Gregory Mitchell, her parents, Jules and Alice Mallet, son Gregory Craig Mitchell, daughter Lydia Renee Fontenot, siblings Lester Mallet, Lucy Mayes and Verdell Evans.

   The celebration of life will be on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Ames, Texas. The viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by a rosary at 10:00 a.m. The mass of Christian Resurrection at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Father George Okeahialam, MSP.

   Burial will follow at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Ames, TX under the direction of Well’s Funeral Services.

   She leaves to cherish her loving memories: one son; Jonathan Mitchell (Corliss) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, five daughters: Myrna Rochelle Joubert (Marshall) of Newcastle, Delaware, Clarissa Campbell (Eddie) of Beaumont, Texas, Claudette Bowden (Richard) of Port Arthur, Texas, Alice Mitchell of Port Arthur, Texas and Althea Christian of Beaumont, Texas, 21 grandchildren: Erica Tiffany, Lawrence (Ebony), Ariel (Jeremy), Danny Jr. (Sabrine), Anthony, Patrice, Jasmine, Crystal, Emily, Jonathan Jr., Stephen, Sommer, Joshua, Sable, Taylor, Brittani (Michael), Joseph III, Jeremy, Colby (Mercedes), Jasiri, Brandon, Brianna and 12 Great grandchildren; Tyneshia, Jeremiah, Kendhal, Tyrese, James, Ava, Mackenzee, Ayana, Michael III, Derion, Jaiden, Kayden, Cameron and Jorden; three sisters; Velma Richards of Port Arthur, Texas, twin sister Barbara Calhoun of Houston, Texas, and Jacqueline Delahoussaye (Charles) of Ames, Texas, three brothers; Rudolph Mallet of Ames, Texas, Melvin Mallet (Alma) of Tyler, Texas, and Harold Mallet (Berna) of Freemont, California; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Wells Funeral Services 300 Alabama, Liberty, Texas has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared online at