Mitchell, Mary J., a longtime resident of Ferndale, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Royal Oak. She was born September 19, 1929 in Detroit to Tenace and Eva LaCrosse. Mrs. Mitchell worked as an administrative assistant in the main office at Ferndale High School, as well as working as a real estate agent for Red Carpet Keim in Birmingham.She also volunteered as a reading tutor for elementary students while she lived in Texas and Michigan; and later volunteered at Royal Oak Senior Center. Mrs. Mitchell is a longtime parishioner of St. James Parish, Ferndale and St. Benedicts, Highland Park. She was also an avid pinochle player. Survived by children, Marilyn Gervais (Tom Schwartz), Lorraine Fitzgerald, Diane (Jon) Carnes, Lawrence (Nancy) Gervais, Greg (Debbie) Gervais, Antoinette (Bill) Kreager and Teresa Mitchell; 15 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by first husband, Lynn A. Gervais; and second husband, J. Robert ‘Bob’ Mitchell; three sons, Tim, Jim and Mark; four brothers, Larry, Joe, Clem and Bernie LaCrosse; and dear cousin, Phyliss (LaVergne) Mitchell. Memorial gathering on Monday 4 – 8 p.m. with memory sharing and candle vigil at 6:30 p.m. at Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors, Ferndale. Memorial Mass on Tuesday 11 a.m. at Our Mother of Perpetual Help – St. James Campus, 241 Pearson, Ferndale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. www.spauldingcurtin.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Dec. 7, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 2 "Mary was a good friend of the Elmers family. We will miss..."- Leslie Foley"One of my fondest memories with Mary was in preparation of my..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Mary Mitchell Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Mary Mitchell Add a photo +