Benjamin “Benny” Washington Mitchell

Benjamin “Benny” Washington Mitchell

September 22, 1936 – July 12 2019

Wendell – Benjamin Mitchell, 82, died on Friday with his most precious thing in the world, his family, by his side.  He was born in Wake County to the late Sterling & Mamie Robertson Mitchell.  He served in the National Guard, was a brother in Archer Lodge #165 A. F. & A. M, and had one of the best personalities in the world.  He was voted most friendliest in school, which he let you know with a smile, and was a 3 sport letterman in baseball, football, and cheerleading as well as being a bus driver.  Benny was well known within the community at being the most avid competitor in fast pitch softball with an exceptional rise pitch like no other.  His favorite passion was dancing with his wife of 62 years and entertaining those around him. Our community has lost someone special who will be fondly remembered for his wit, his ability to make you laugh & smile.

Funeral 3 pm, Tuesday, Corinth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pansy Leigh Garner Mitchell of the home, daughter, Betsy Congleton (Chuck) of Wendell, grandchildren, Bradley Congleton, Meredith Ferrell (Bruce), great grandchildren, Taylor, Gracyn, & Marshall.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Archer Lodge #165 A. F. & A. M.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.


  • The Murray’s Posted July 14, 2019 3:51 pm

    My condolences to the family.

  • Worth & Gail Hinton Brown Posted July 14, 2019 9:50 pm


  • William Tant Jr. Posted July 15, 2019 4:47 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Benny was one of a kind and a great friend to my Mom and Dad. Prayers to you all.

  • Randy and Joyce Creech Posted July 15, 2019 5:45 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers.

  • Darathy and Trudy Gillespie Posted July 16, 2019 8:05 am

    So sorry to hear about Benny. Our deepest sympathy and prayers. He was such a loving person. He will truly be missed.

  • Sandy Porter Posted July 16, 2019 8:39 pm

    Pansy and family, I just found out about Benny’s passing and my heart aches for all of you. I’m keeping you in my heart and prayers.

  • Donna McLaird Posted July 17, 2019 10:21 am

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know this until today, please know that I am thinking of you all and you are in my prayers. He was a special person to me and will truly be missed.

  • Frances Barry Posted July 20, 2019 12:32 pm

    I am sorry for your loss.

    Frances Liles Barry

  • Kay Smith (Bynum’s Greenhouse) Posted July 20, 2019 8:22 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will truly miss him. He was one of a kind. My prayers will be with you.

  • Christopher L Batten Posted October 15, 2019 5:25 pm

    Mr. Benny was a good man. He will be missed. RIP

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