Derrell W. “Eggo” Mitchell, 59, of New Britain, Conn., entered into eternal life Friday, July 20, 2018. Derrell was born in New Britain, Conn., March 18, 1959, and was the son of Barbara (Gunn) Mitchell and the late Roy Mitchell Sr. He was a lifelong resident of the city and very well know. Derrell was employed at Peter Paul Electronics for 27 years as a supervisor. He was a graduate from NBHS Class of 1979.
In addition to his loving mother, Barbara (Gunn) Mitchell, Derrell is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Susan (Monroe) Mitchell, his five beautiful children who were his heart, Elissa, Erika, Derrell Mitchell Jr., (DJ) Dwayne and Ashley Mitchell, who are all born and raised in New Britain, Conn. Derrell also leaves two brothers, Roy Mitchell Jr., and Dale Mitchell, his sister, Deborah Pope of New Britain, Conn. Derrell leaves behind 11 grandchildren who absolutely loved their papa. Surviving are also two aunts and one uncle and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Derrell was predeceased by his two brothers, Larry “Sugarbear” and Keith Mitchell and one granddaughter, Za’niyah Faith Brooks. Derrell will truly be missed by all. He was loved by every single person that came in contact with him. He was one of a kind, a true man’s man!
Homegoing Celebration for Derrell will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 12 p.m. at Spottswood A.M.E. Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane, New Britain, Conn., with the Rev. Thomas A. Mills Jr., Pastor, presiding. Committal service and final resting place will be in Fairview Cemetery, 120 Smalley St., New Britain, Conn. Relatives and friends may call at Spottswood A.M.E. Zion Church, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Professional Service of Comfort provided by the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, Conn. To extend condolences to the Mitchell family or to share a memory of Derrell, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com