July 9, 2001 - April 7, 2022
David William Mitchell unexpectedly passed away on April 7, 2022, at the age of 20. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 9, 2001 to Brian and Laura Mitchell, gladly welcomed by his older sister, Charissa Mitchell, and later joined by two more brothers, Denver and Stephen Mitchell. David is survived by his parents, three siblings, and his grandparents, Dennis and Anita Mitchell, and Russell and Shirley Kinningham. As a boy, David loved animals, the outdoors, raising 25 chickens, participating in 4-H, playing league basketball, and beating anyone in chess! His unique wit and humor kept his family laughing. In high school, he excelled at Spanish, art, and choir and was the top geometry student in his high school class. He continued league basketball, later being assistant coach of a boys' team. In addition to choir, he took voice lessons to further develop his naturally beautiful bass voice. After graduating, David started both college and an electronics business, building computers and reselling electronics. Intent on treating his customers right, at times he would even take a monetary loss. Alongside work, David loved the Lord and became quite passionate about Him, hungry for God's Word, attending multiple Bible studies, doing volunteer service, and giving away electronics and money to help those who were missionaries or who were working for God's kingdom. He called it his ''kingdom work'' and it gave him joy.Because of a lifelong struggle with neurological and physical issues, he set out to overcome this struggle; he researched brain chemistry, listened to classical music as therapy, and stayed informed of new research in nutrition, encouraging others to do the same. He took on a highly disciplined life.One could say he did overcome his struggle--at the heart level; but at the physical level, his mental illness prevailed. There is comfort that God sees the heart and extends hope that ''neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.'' (Romans 8:37-39)A memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas. Visitation is on the same day at 12:30-1:30 pm at the same location. David had an interest in various mission efforts, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cloverdale Church of Christ Missions labeled, ''In memory of David Mitchell'' where funds can be distributed to these missions. Cloverdale Church of Christ, 3000 E Park Ave, Searcy, AR 72143Online guestbook:www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/searcy
The Mitchell children stayed with us a lot for the first 10 years of their life. One day I was having a Bible lesson with the Mitchell children and assigned them 8 - 10 verses to study independently, They reconvened in 20 minutes to share their thoughts. David, twelve years old, had some unusually deep insights.He loved gardening, especially planting the wonderful moringa trees (particularly appreciated in South America where we live). He would e-mail us periodically to see how ours were growing. "He that plants trees loves others besides himself." This statement by Thomas Fuller reveals a lot of David's heart.
Brian and Laura,I am so sorry for your loss. David and your family will be in my prayers.Tom
Brian and Laura and family, our hearts are with you today as you celebrate your beautiful son. God bless you. We love you.
Sending continual prayers to your family. We love you!
My heart goes out to you and your family. I respect and honor all you have been through and hold peace and prayer for you. You will always have a place in my heart and soul.
Dear Brian and Laura, I can't imagine how painful it must be to have lost David so early. I am also confident that the Lord has you in His hands and that David is living in His presence now, fully healed. I am praying for you and your family during this time. May His peace that transcends all understanding fill your hearts.
The whole Mitchell family continues to be in our prayers for God's comfort during this difficult time. God's blessings on all of you.
My regards to a brilliant mind and a huge heart. Rest in Peace David.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. We love you all
I'm thankful for the times I got to spend with David and the emails we shared. I remember visiting him and seeing his room in Searcy, you could tell he really had a great mind for electronics and a heart to share with people.
We are praying daily for the comfort only God can give. We love you all and thank God for David’s life. Love Nancy and Bobby
David loved geometry & sang bass…yes! Plus he had many other talents well beyond my pay grade. Thanks for sharing this brief glimpse into his life. I know you miss David deeply & greatly feel his absence, but I also know you entrusted him to God in both life & death…that’s a faith on which to hold fast. Relish these & other memories as well, as they are the forever treasure he has left you…they are a gift that will keep on giving. And know that you remain in our thought & prayers.
Some of the things David wrote in some recent emails are very valuable to me at atime like this. He wrote deeply of his desire for a more intimate and understanding walkwith his Lord Jesus. “My Lord Jesus is gently leading me into uncharted territory it feels like.I really do feel like a baby taking its first steps as my walk with Jesus is accelerating very fast.” And a desire .. “that God develop a state of humility in me in the likeness of Christ”and “that he would give me ears to hear and eyes to see The Word.” These things keep ringing in my ears. They are just a small sampling of his spirit that willcontinue with me as I try to build on what he has given me.
Praying for His peace that passes understanding to guard your family's hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
I learned so much about David in his obituary. What a beautiful heart he had. We will miss you, David.
We grieve with a family that we love. Loss of someone that we love so dearly is painful no matter their age, young or old. May the memories we have of them remain so dear and vivid, and help us get through the grief with God's help.
Jesus has now healed David. Not the way we would want him healed, but He’s now safe in the arms of the one who adores him more than we could ever imagine!
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are done away.”When I read this I think of David resting from his struggle in the arms of Jesus. Much love,Millicent
We will miss David. He is the embodiment of Good Works, volunteering and serving his fellow man, his church, and his Lord. We will miss him, but we are confident he is in a better placeWhit
Our hearts and prayers are with the Mitchell & Kinningham families during this incredibly difficult time ❤️Revelation 21:4“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”-Steve & Kassi Guzman-
Someone once said, "Not goodbye.....but a space in our togetherness."Love to you all,Aunt Sheila
To the Mitchells,Praying for our sovereign Lord's comfort and peace to your family, with gratitude for David's life."My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”John 10:27-30For the certainty of His promise to David, thanks be to God!Love,The Cowleys
On behalf of our beloved grandson David - safe and whole in the arms of God. Nothing can separate us from the love of God.