Brigitta Mitchell

September 15, 2018

Brigitta “B” Mitchell, 75, Herscher, passed away suddenly Sept. 5, 2018, at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, with her loving family by her side.

She was born Brigitta Jean Simon on Nov. 18, 1942, in Blue Island, the daughter of Edward G. and Marion R. Simon.

“B” was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles T. Mitchell; and a great-grandson, Evan M. Emard.

Surviving are one daughter, Sherri Mitchell; a granddaughter, Jennifer Murray (Robert Emard); a grandson, Brian Nestlehut (Jessica); four great-grandchildren, John, Haley, Tyler and Kyus; and three brothers, Robert Simon (Cindy), Richard Simon and David Simon (Marie).

“B” was, among other things, a loving and generous sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She loved to spoil them with hugs and kisses, and she taught them all kinds of games. “B” had been dealing with health issues for the last few years but stayed positive and continued to persevere for her family. “B” always expressed what a long and wonderful life she had and recounted so many incredible memories of being with family and friends. In the last year of her life, though, she was lucky enough to meet one of her best friends. While residing at River North in Bradley, she met Louise, and that quickly became one of the biggest blessings in her life.

Family, friends and others whose lives “B” has touched are invited to a memorial service from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Herscher Legion Community Center, 102 S. Oak St., Herscher. This will be a special time to reminisce, grieve, support each other and just chat.

“To all of the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for her over the last few years, we are forever in your debt.,” the family said. “From Presence St. Mary’s Hospital to St. Mary’s dialysis unit and beyond, a special thank you to the nurses who cared for “B” in her final hours. We are eternally grateful for your gentle care and giving her the dignity that she deserved in the end. She will be forever loved and missed, but we have some solace knowing how many lives that she’s touched.”


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