Connie Mitchell | October 20, 1936 – August 25, 2020 | OBITUARY

Connie Mitchell
October 20, 1936 – August 25, 2020



Connie was born on October 20, 1936, in Birmingham, Alabama. Connie was preceded in death by her loving husband, George; her parents, Ben and Josephine Tombrello; sister Louise Filipiak, and son in law Terry Ward.  She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Schilling (Paul); four loving children, Diane White (Mark), George Mitchell, Jr. (Jovet), Mike Mitchell (Paulette) and Linda Hillenbrand (Allan).  Connie has a granddaughter Taylor Mitchell (great granddaughter, Dawsyn), grandsons Dillon Mitchell (Katie); Dusty (Ashley and great granddaughter on the way, Gina) great granddaughter Maura, grandson Winston Ward (Katie); grandson AJ Hillenbrand(Michaela). Also, nephews Ben Filipiak(Erin) and their children; Michael Schilling (Jamie) and their children, niece, Kimberly (Rick) and her children, Jennifer Gabold(Eric) and their children. Cousin Angie Aliano Smith and family.  Connie and George loved and enjoyed their family so much.  Especially birthday parties and holidays!Connie married George in 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama and they moved to Florida, and settled in Winter Haven in 1964.

Connie was able to work from home as a professional upholsterer and did design work for Little Studios in Winter Haven.  She was very creative and had an eye for fashion and design.  Connie loved to work in the yard and her flowers and plants were beautiful.  They always had dogs and loved them dearly.  She has always been a busy person enjoying life, nature, sewing, upholstery, being creative, and most of all her family.  She was so protective of her children and prayed for them daily.

She loved having coffee and cookies with George every afternoon.  Sometimes they would sit on the backyard swing, hold hands and just enjoy their life.

There will be an intimate graveside service per Connie’s wishes with immediate family.