Funeral serves were held in Orange, N.J. Tuesday, April 4 for Kevin Lamont Mitchell, 50, who passed away at his home in Lithonia, Ga. on Monday, March 27.
Mitchell was a 1977 graduate of Grambling State University where he majored in recreational therapy and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He received a masters degree in mental health from New York University in 1985.
He worked for many years as a recreational therapist and teacher at several schools and facilities in New Jersey before moving to Atlanta to take a position at Morris Brown College where he taught from 1990-2003.
Mitchell also taught at Morehouse College, Clark-Atlanta University, Georgia Perimeter College, and the Jewish Community Center as well as holding positions at several other Atlanta area facilities including the YMCA.
Mitchell was a member of the NAACP and the Urban League. When he moved to Atlanta he joined Salem Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA.
Mitchell is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Mitchell, Sr. of Orange, New Jersey, five brothers, one sister, and devoted longtime friend Karen Stewart of Atlanta (formerly of Grambling) as well as many other relatives and friends.