Betty Mitchell

Betty J.C. Mitchell

Wednesday, October 10th, 1934 - Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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First Lady Emeritus Minister Betty Jean Catherine ‘Trout’ Mitchell
Betty J. C. Mitchell was born on October 10, 1934 in Urbancrest, Ohio, to William and Bertha Trout, the seventh of eight children. She was blessed with a goodly, godly heritage: her mother was an Apostolic/Pentecostal preacher, and her father was a Baptist Deacon.
Betty attended Bethel Apostolic Church of Christ in Urbancrest where her mother was a member/minister/prayer warrior, under the pastorate of Elder Richard E. Aden. She received the gift of the Holy Ghost before she was baptized in Jesus’ name in 1944 at the tender age of 9 years old. Betty has been a faithful member of Bethel for 76 years, and functioned throughout those years as the gifted and anointed musician/organist for many choirs and groups until a few years ago when her health began declining.
Betty was a graduate of Grove City High School, and on January 30, 1954, she was united in holy matrimony to Elder Robert L. Mitchell of Urbancrest, Ohio. To this union were born six children: Terry Roxanne, Emily Yvonne, Robert Jr. (deceased), Robin Elaine, Krista Dianne, and Bryce Kevin. Robert and Betty raised their children in the way of holiness.
Betty was an employee of the State of Ohio as a vocational counselor, and received special training in Human Behavior, Communications, and Professional Development. She retired from the State following 30 years of service. She then returned to active employment with Discover Card Services as a merchant service representative. She worked there for 12 years, receiving many excellence awards, after which time she retired.
In January 1976, Elder Robert Mitchell was installed as the pastor of Bethel Apostolic Church of Christ in Urbancrest, and Betty became the First Lady of Bethel. She was a graceful, classy, and spiritual role model as first lady and saint of God, and continued in this role for 25 years until Pastor Mitchell transitioned in 2003.
Following her husband’s passing, Betty began branching out in ministry, and obtained her ministerial fellowship papers in 2009 from The Ohio District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. Minister Betty began teaching and preaching under the anointing, sharing great nuggets from the Word in a way that only the “Trout’s” can do. She continued blessing the body in this way until her health began hindering her.
First Lady Emeritus Minister Betty J. C. Mitchell passed this life on Saturday, July 4, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents William and Bertha Trout; husband Elder Robert L. Mitchell; son Robert Mitchell, Jr; brothers Bishop Nelson Trout; Elder Alston Trout; Elder Leroy Trout; Bishop Ray M. Trout; William Trout, Jr; sisters Bertha Beatrice Trout; Naomi Young.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Terry Thomas, Emily (District Elder Richard) Lyles, Robin (Mark) Glover, Krista Ware, Bryce (Tina) Mitchell; grandchildren: Rainelle (Vincent) Montgomery, Rachel Lyles, Turea (Kenneth) Roberson, Leah (LeRoy) Thornton, Robert Mitchell, Wesley (Michelle) Thomas, Amber (Ryan) Johnson, Brittany Mitchell and Christopher Mitchell; great-grandchildren: Jordan Mitchell and Emmanuel Montgomery; Landon, Lucas and Lincoln Thornton; Deion, DeSean and DeMarcus Johnson; and Kalia Thomas; sisters-in-law Judith Trout and Idra Trout; special daughters/sons including Debbie Hairston, Janet Peake and Pastor Ronald Chunn; many nephews, nieces, cousins, spiritual sons and daughters, friends, and the Bethel Apostolic Church of Christ family.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
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  • Service

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 12:00pm
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Elder Richard Lyles
    Elder Ronald McChunn
  • Interment

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 |
    Monday, July 13th, 2020
    Green Lawn Cemetery (Columbus)
    1000 Greenlawn Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio 43223
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Carole D Moyer

Posted at 12:28pm
My sincere condolences are extended to you following the homecoming of Sister Betty I am so blessed to have known such a beautiful elegant saint of God. It was always heartwarming to see her and to be greeted so warmly with that gorgeous smile. May the Lord comfort your hearts as only He can.

Lillie Hagwood

Posted at 10:40am
I remember visiting the church and spending time with my grandma Ida at Bethel as a child a few times. Mother Mitchell was on the organ and I could not keep my eyes off of her she was so anointed on that organ and beautiful, she left such an impression on me as a child. Just from the few times I seen her, she was a role model and always very kind, when I see her I always think of all kinds of beautiful flowers that leave an awesome splash of color on the things around them. I’m so glad that God let her be a part of my life.

Lolita Wallace

Posted at 11:35pm
I will always remember the love Mrs MitchelL showed me EVERY TIME, EVERY TIME she saw me. I will always remember the times she said she was praying for me and my family. I truly know those prayers got me through many down days. Thank you mom Mitchell. Family I am praying for you all. 😘. Lolita Wallace

Pamela Larkins - Turner

Posted at 10:58pm
To the family, Aunt Betty was a great example of class, grace and spirituality. She always had a smile and hug waiting and ready for you, she will be missed

Deborah Hairston

Posted at 07:34pm
I love Betty Mitchell with all my heart. I met her many years ago working together. She accepted me as her own and for that I am truly grateful. My heart is heavy but, I take comfort in knowing that

Deborah Hairston Posted at 07:56pm

She is now with our Lords an Savior. Ms Betty was a ViIRTUES WOMAN. I admired her so much To the family that I love ❤️ she will be missed but I will always be there for you.

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