Dedra Michelle Mitchell, was born November 1, 1961, in North Little Rock, and was the daughter of, Bennie Eddie Mitchell (deceased) and Eloise Mitchell. She was always smart, gifted, creative and inquisitive. Michelle was an honor student graduating from Parkview Magnet High School Class of 1980. She also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Upon graduation, she was employed by the Internal Revenue Service and then entered into the banking industry where she was a Credit Analyst for Worthen Bank & Trust. She retired as a National Bank Examiner at the Office of the Currency of the Comptroller after 34 years.
She loved her family and looked forward to family gatherings. She was especially proud of her nieces and nephews and treated them as if they were her own children. Michelle was a devoted and loving daughter to her mother, Eloise Mitchell. She cherished her siblings, Janell Gatewood Moses (Harold), Benard Mitchell (Sadie), Dennis Mitchell (Tanya) all who reside in Little Rock.
A private memorial will be held for the family on Sunday, August 15, and can be viewed via livestream on the Ruffin and Jarret Funeral Home Facebook page at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Arkansas at: www.lupus-arkansas.com