Mitchell, Michael Lewis, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

My husband went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2010. Michael L. Mitchell was born on March 25, 1956 in Saginaw, to the late Ulysses and Tommie (Wilbourn) Mitchell. He married Brenda Yrlas on June 21, 2008 in Saginaw; she survives him. Michael worked side by side with is father at Mitchell’s Body Shop in Saginaw; where he painted and designed custom cars. He had a passion for classic cars, and truly loved his dogs. Michael attended Living Faith Family Ministries. Surviving are his wife, Brenda; two daughters and three sons: Virginia L. Dunn, Michael U. Brown, Thomas Yrlas, Billy Flores, and Alyssa Flores. Also surviving are several grandchildren; three sisters and four brothers: Ruby Booker, Vera (Michael) Ranger, Bobby Mitchell, Steven Mitchell, Edna Smith, Tracy, and Randy Smith; a mother-in-law, Inez Yrlas; a brother-in-law, Juan (Kim) Yrlas, two sisters-in-law: Raquel (Andy) Yrlas-Pratt and Dr. Catherine L. Yrlas; special friends: Clifford (Red) West, Calvin Talley, Wendel Smith, J.D. Brown, Derrick and Darnell Holmes (the twins), Greg McDaniels, Clifford Harris and Donna; and a host of nieces and nephews. Michael’s Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Pastor Frank Gallardo will officiate. Following Michael’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the 1:00 p.m. service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Mitchell Family Discretionary Fund. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.