Feb. 18, 1944-Aug. 20, 2021
Funeral services for Carita S. Mitchell will be Saturday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at Rocky Mount CMC. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m.
Carita was born Feb. 18, 1944, to William Foster Jennings and Vera Elizabeth Middleton Jennings in Marthaville.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joe Mitchell Jr.; one daughter, Tina Gibson and husband David of Marthaville; one son, Joel Mitchell and wife Suzette of Marthaville; six grandchildren, Kasey Ensinger and husband Doug of Florien, Logan Gibson and fiancé Analise of Marthaville, Landon Mitchell of Marthaville; Madeline Lester and husband Brenton of Yuma, Ariz., Summer Stiles and Dillion of Stonewall and Joshua Hightower and Makayla of Shreveport; four adorable great-grandchildren, Raegan Ensinger and Kaiden Ensinger of Florien, Kayden Stiles of Stonewall and Rylee Mitchell of Natchitoches; two sisters, Sharon Goings and husband James “Blue” and Carmen Davis and husband Stanley; two brothers, Dale Jennings and wife Betty and Brian Jennings and wife Donna.
She is preceded in death by her parents, W. F. “Foster” and Vera Jennings; and nephew, Billy Jennings of Loanoke, Ark.
Carita was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a long-time member of Rocky Mount Church in Robeline where she played piano and taught Sunday school. She was a true prophet of God. She lived by Proverbs 31:26, “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” We are so grateful for the impact she made on many with her faith in The Lord. With that being said, Carita enjoyed God’s creation by loving the outdoors, fishing and traveling. Cooking was also one of her many passions. She was a firm believer in the interpretation of, “If you feed them, they will come.” And that we did. Carita was selfless, and devoted most, if not all, of her time to help others. She truly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Luke 1:45 states, “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” The Lord indeed fulfilled His righteous promises to her and we will rejoice evermore.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Sue Sparish for her constant loving care of their mother. Thank you also to Fresenius Dialysis Center and Hospice of Natchitoches and Many.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Eric Hassan, Billy Bonds, Scotty DuBois, Keith Poche, Homer Free Jr. and Jeremy Hassan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Gibson, Landon Mitchell, Joshua Hightower, David Gibson, Doug Ensinger, Brandon Jennings and Joseph Clevinger.