Posted by: rogermitchell | December 24, 2016

My Mum Priscilla Lily Mitchell

We buried my Mum the day before yesterday, she died just short of 103. Mum has been an extraordinary woman. Her indomitable spirit, rooted in a challenging and difficult childhood, tempered with a conscious encounter with God at the early age of eight has made her a highly significant other to many, from her first 30 years in Wimbledon, 10 in Stony Stratford, 58 in Hemel Hempstead and the last 5 in Silverdale and Arnside. We celebrated her life and gave her a good send off at South Hill Church Hemel Hempstead before burying her alongside my Dad in the local cemetery. There were some moving tributes, and many have asked for a record of the poetic tribute given by my son Chris. For those her knew her it encapsulates something of her remarkable personality. For those who didn’t it may resonate as a beautiful summation of a particular kind of lady!

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  1. Love to you all,

    Dave & Jan

    On 24 December 2016 at 08:42, Roger Haydon Mitchell’s Blog wrote:

    > rogermitchell posted: “We buried my Mum the day before yesterday, she died > just short of 103. Mum has been an extraordinary woman. Her indomitable > spirit, rooted in a challenging and difficult childhood, tempered with a > conscious encounter with God at the early age of eight has” >

  2. We loved Chris’ tribute!

    Well an era ends….

    Love to you both, and a very Happy Christmas! Xxxxxx

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Thanks for sharing some of this new phase without your mum and discovering your talent of poet ! Amazing mum and son ! Hundred plus three make me think that Aaron died at 123 and that the miraculous fishing pulled out 153 fishes ! Time of changing season ! We both send our warm love …

  4. Dear Roger and Sue,

    In the midst of the grief of the recent passing of Roger’s mother and sister, we hope that this Christmas the veil between heaven and earth is very thin for you. May you see and experience the glory of God as He reveals himself again to you in the love shown through the birth of Jesus. May every good thing and good gift be imparted to you in the coming New Year. The poem by Chris was truly an inspiring work of art. After reading it I felt like I knew your mum a bit and certainly seeing her through his eyes and words was beautiful. The respect and love she illicitly drew from him was awesome. A wonderful tribute indeed.

    Our neighbours have put in a basement apartment and a single lady from the country of Moldova, (formerly part of the Soviet Union) lives there by herself. We invited her to join us for Christmas. She came along to church and joined us for the whole day. She loved being here. That was fun. I couldn’t imagine someone just spending Christmas all day by themselves in a basement apartment. She was very happy. It was a great day with everyone. I hope you have the opportunity to visit with your children and grandchildren during this season. God’s best to you both. Much love, Tony and Connie

    Sent from my iPad

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  5. What a wonderful legacy your mom left. Chris’s tribute is touching and inspiring. I appreciate how she gave the gift of words to you – we love her for that because we are also now her beneficiaries through you and Sue’s writings. ☺️


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