Karl Joseph Mitchell Sr. was born January 6, 1955 in Welcome, LA to the late Henry and Tampy Whittington Mitchell. After being ill for several months, he passed away on February 18, 2023.\n\nKarl was baptized as a young boy and was a lifelong parishioner of St. James Catholic church. He was a graduate of St. James High School, Class of 1974 and attended Southern University A&M. He worked as a process operator at Mosaic Company, Uncle Sam plant, for 40 years before retiring in 2017.\n\nOn June 18, 1977 Karl married Ramona Steib of Vacherie, LA. They had three children. He was an active, loving, and devoted husband and father and leaves behind countless cherished memories.\n\nHe leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years, Ramona Mitchell; three children, Karl Jr., Phillip (Sommer), and Kristen Mitchell; one brother, Henry (Laura) Mitchell Jr.; five sisters, Helen Aubert, Mable (Leroy) Hill, Mary (Carl) Simmons, Kathleen Frazier, and Sue Won (Hilton) Narcisse; two brothers-n-law, Edward Scioneaux and Willie Honore; five Godchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Mitchell Sr and Tampy Whittington Mitchell; two sisters, Lolita Scioneaux, and Cheryl Honore; and mother-in-law, Alice Isom Steib.\n\nA Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at St. James Catholic Church, 6613 Hwy. 18, Saint James, LA 70086. Visitation will begin at 9 am with mass to follow at 11 am. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Cemetery. Final care and professional services entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Hwy., Gramercy, LA 70052.\n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!!"