Myra Fitchett Mitchem passed away on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. She was born in Cobbs Creek, Virginia, in Mathews County on May 29, 1929. She graduated from Mathews High School and was a longtime member of Spring Hill Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Linwood R. Mitchem; infant daughter, Myra Lynn; her parents, Curtis and Louise Fitchett; brother, Donald L. Fitchett, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Hazel and Charlie Mitchem.
Myra leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Debbie Pickwick (David); three granddaughters, Stephanie Lowe (Matt), Sara Weatherill (Michael) and Elyse Allemang (Jason); five great-grandchildren, Kylie, Maddi, Harper, David Michael, Eva, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. at H. C. Smither Cemetery. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Roy Foster. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spring Hill Baptist Church or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hampton, Virginia. Please be advised that current state-mandated guidelines will apply to all, including social distancing and appropriate face covering. We sincerely appreciate your understanding.
Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Virginia, is assisting the family.