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Superintendent Cedric Wayne Mitchell

February 7, 1972 — February 18, 2021

Superintendent Cedric Wayne Mitchell was born on February 7, 1972, to Taft, Sr. and Betty McKenzie Mitchell of Chidester, AR as the youngest of five siblings.  Growing up, he was a member of Church of God in Chidester, AR with Rev. Leslie Thomas.  Cedric was a 1990 graduate of Fairview High School.  He furthered his education at Red River Technical College in Hope, AR and Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden, AR, where he earned numerous degrees and technical certificates in Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Electricity, Heavy Equipment Operations, and Industrial Technology - HVAC.  Because of his educational success, in 1997, he became a lucrative businessman and established his own logging company, Mitchell Logging, which expanded to CWM Trucking.

Cedric was an extremely kind and caring man.  He also was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved to hunt, fish, ride four-wheelers, take care of his dogs, and any activity that involved being in the woods.  Cedric accepted his salvation to the Lord in August of 1998 and joined Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church and became an active member of the church.  From that point forward, he was on fire for the Lord.  It became his mission in life to walk in the steps that God had ordered for his life.  He witnessed the goodness and mercy of God to anyone that would lend an ear to listen.  He was revered and respected by everyone that he knew.

As he continued his work in the vineyard, God saw fit to call him higher.  He wrestled with his calling like Jacob but surrendered to the ministry in 2002, under the tutelage of Elder Walter Jenkins at Rocky Hill Church of God in Christ in Chidester, AR.  His tenacity for the word of God was like fire and brimstone.  He preached that there was no other way but to follow God and His commands.  As he was preaching and teaching the Word of God, he was appointed pastor of the Locust Bayou Church of God in Christ in November of 2005.  As a pastor, his love for Christ and the people intensified.  Through fervent prayer and fasting, God led and guided him to do what he could for those that were in need.  There was not anyone that he did not help if they came to him.  Like David, he was a man after God’s own heart, and it showed in his love that he illuminated throughout the church and community. 

After serving at Locust Bayou COGIC, Pastor Mitchell was appointed at Greater New Calvary Church of God in Christ in Camden, AR, in June of 2011, under the leadership of Bishop Donne L. Lindsey, Sr.  During this time, he was consecrated as a District Superintendent.  Supt. Mitchell loved the saints, especially the children and the senior saints.  He was always available to talk and assist those that were in need and never judged anyone.  Many nights, he lost sleep praying and fasting for the saints.  His effectual fasting gave him the insight to lead God’s people and thwart off the attacks of the enemy.  After a revelatory breakthrough, Supt. Mitchell would give God a praise through his dance for the victory that had been won.  Once his assignment was complete at Greater New Calvary COGIC, Supt. Mitchell founded and established Mitchell Memorial Church of God in Christ in Camden, AR.  His legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those that love him.

Supt. Mitchell leaves to cherish his memory:  his parents, Taft and Betty Mitchell of Chidester, AR; his loving wife, Minister Mandy Mitchell of Camden, AR; his children, April Walker of Little Rock, AR; Shaquille Mitchell of Fairview Heights, IL, Dasia Mitchell of North Little Rock, AR, and Cedric (CJ) Mitchell of Chidester, AR; stepdaughters, Aliessia and Faliessia Walters, Jaliessia and Kaliessia Gibson; siblings, Cheryl (Robert) Scott of Little Rock, AR, Rosetta (Charles) McDaniel of Memphis, TN, Taft (Angelita) Mitchell, Jr. of Jacksonville, AR, and Michael (Sandra) Mitchell of Little Rock, AR; nieces and nephews, Jerald, Brandon, Jazmin, Kamara, David, and Emerald; one great-nephew, Kohen; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Walk-thru visitation will be from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church with Superintendent Larry Roach, officiating. Interment will be at Tate’s Bluff Cemetery in Chidester, Arkansas under the direction of Williams Funeral Home Van Buren.

For more information, please call 870-836-1121.


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Service Schedule

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Public Visitation

Thursday, February 25, 2021

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Celebration of Life

Friday, February 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Zion Hill Baptist Church

117 Maul Rd, Camden, AR 71701

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