Granison Andrew Mitchell also known as (Gran) was born on May 4, 1948 to the late Charlotte L. Robinson and Andrew G. Mitchell.
Granison accepted Christ at a young age and attended church along with his mother and siblings.
He attended the Pittsburgh Public School where he was All American in sports; football, wrestling, and track & field.
Granison was drafted into the Army at the young age of 19 years old. After serving his country in the Vietnam War, Granison worked as a steel worker/welder for many years. He was then employed as a construction worker and laborer.
In December 1975, Granison met and married the loved of his life, Carolyn Pringle and thus the love story began. To this union seven children, Kenneth, Shareen, Keisha, Granison, Royden, Gerrell, and Samara was born. His family was his heart beat. He loved and adore each child always sharing a teachable moment with them. Granison gave them the confidence to see their potential for their destiny. He was an encourager but very assertive in what he shared. His life-long dream was to see every child successful in their own gifts.
Granison was a superb teacher. He taught his children how to exist by being the example. From changing a tire, painting and laying carpet, Granison made sure that every child of efficient in every walk of life. He taught his daughters what to look for in a man. It was important that his daughters recognize and understood what the true meaning of love was. He also taught them not settle for just anything but the best.
Granison loved to travel and even though much of his traveling was due to him being in the Armed Services he also loved to take his loving and beautiful wife, Carolyn on many trips. He adored and loved his bride. There was nothing he wouldn’t do to make her happy. Their laughter and friendship will continue to be a constant pleasant memory in everyone’s life.
Granison was truly a family man. There were many occasions where Granison could be seen mentoring his grandchildren, nieces and nephews on where to go to
college or how to choose a good job. He would teach them the importance of staying off the street and following a good path. He was truly an optimistic and positive person always seeing the good in everyone. He loved having cookouts and telling funny stories while packing the “to go” plates. He would packed the plates full of food daring anyone to say something. FAMILY WAS TRULY HIS PASSION. Granison left a rich inheritance of LOVE which will never be forgotten and but continue down through the Mitchell Legacy.
Granison liked talking about the “good old days” in the Army. He wanted every one to know his history and what he experienced in the Armed Forces. He enjoyed listening to music, dancing and enjoying life with his Family.
On Sunday, July 5, 2020 Gran departed this life for life eternal in the hospital with his son by his side. He was preceded in death by his brother, Royden Robinson.
Granison was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He leaves cherished memories to his beautiful wife of 45 years, Carolyn Pringle Mitchell; his children, Kenny Mitchell, Shareen Mitchell, Keisha (Gary) Pugh, Granison Mitchell, Royden Mitchell, Gerrell Mitchell, and Samara Mitchell; grandchildren, Shanae, Shavaya, Quieneice, Deasia, Shaneek, Awjah, DavonTre, Nikerr, Shalaya, Destiny, Shalasia, and Granison Jr.; great-grandchildren, Kaliiyah and Kehlanii; brothers, Courtland (Claireniece) Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell, James (Leslie) Robinson, Andrew (Minerva) Lane, and Eric (Eugenia) Lewis; sister, Toya Robinson and Gwendoyln Poindexter Bey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and many friends.
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