Thomas George Mitchell, 68, of Surfside Beach passed away Sunday, December 03, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 12, 1949 in New Milford, CT, son of the late James Joseph Mitchell, Jr. and Theresa Ponticelle Mitchell.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his stepfather, Richard Kitney.
Survivors include his loving wife of forty two years, Cheryl Mitchell of Surfside Beach; son Ryan Mitchell and his wife Alexandra of Murrells Inlet; brother, Jim Mitchell of Long Beach, CA and three grandchildren, Paxton, Ava Love and Sadie Grace Mitchell.
Thomas was an avid golfer, actually making a hole in one on May 3rd of this year. He enjoyed watching football, baseball and hockey, some of his favorite teams being the Giants, Rangers and Yankees. When he wasn’t watching sports he enjoyed photography, cooking, gardening and spending time with his family. His grandchildren were his world and he spent many days with them playing in the pool or on the beach.
A celebration of Thomas’ life will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, December 07, 2017 at Low Country Community Church, 4430 Murrells Inlet Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Thomas’ name to Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N Fraser St, Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main Street, Suite 204, Damascus, MD 20872.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family with arrangements.
Celebration of Life
Low Country Community Church
Thursday December 7th, 2017
4430 Murrells Inlet Road
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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The best cousin you could ever ask for. Always kind and caring. He will be so missed by family and friends. Godspeed Tom.
Submitted by Phyllis Confer on Dec 5 2017 02:27:42 PM
Tom and I worked together at Cartus. I will never forget his laugh and his bright blue eyes. People come and go in our lives. Some leave an indelible mark. Tom has done that in my life. We have most certainly lost a wonderful man on earth. Heaven has most certainly gained an Angel. Tom you will be missed. My heart goes out to Cheryl and your family.
Your forever friend,
Submitted by Denise Stiscia on Dec 5 2017 12:54:17 PM
I worked with Tom at Cartus for many years before moving to SC. I remember how excited he was and how jealous he would make his coworkers telling us he was working by the pool. :) We discussed bartending stories because I bartended part time and he would tell me about his son bartending also. I got to share in his joy with the progression of his son's marriage and grandchildren. Tom was a true light on earth, he enjoyed his life and family to the fullest. I hope you find solace in knowing how proud he was of his family and that he enjoyed every minute he had on earth.
Submitted by Angela Wolfe on Dec 5 2017 09:35:21 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Tom. He was a consummate professional and a true gentleman. He loved his family tremendously and spoke so highly of Cheryl, Ryan, Alexandra, and of course his beautiful grandchildren. I was able to visit with Tom & Cheryl in South Carolina before he retired and he couldn’t have been happier. Again I am sorry for your loss.
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