Christine Holcomb Mitchell, 86, resident of Norwood and former resident of New Orleans, passed away on May 15, 2023, following a brief illness. Born in Chicago to Florence and Charles Holcomb, the family later moved to Gulfport, Mississippi, where Christine and her two sisters danced, swam, and sailed. Christine relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, to pursue a degree in Art History at Newcomb College (1954-1957) and then met her husband, B.R. Mitchell. The couple loved New Orleans and remained there to raise their family. Christine joined the Junior League, made many great friends and worked as a dedicated realtor and real estate manager/contractor for over 40 years. An artist herself, she was a member of an artist group called “The Whimsies” and was a supporter of the arts community and historic preservation. To be closer to her children, Christine later moved to Norwood, Louisiana, where she enjoyed making many more great friends, joining a local women’s Book Club, attending “Blue Dot” meetings, attending Master Gardener meetings, tending her vegetable and flower gardens and, most of all, learning to co-exist with the “critters” in the woods and fending off the dreaded “Texas Grasshoppers.” Whimsical, strong, creative and sharp, Christine loved to read, garden, cook, travel and was a fervent Francophile. We cherish her memory and miss her greatly. Christine is predeceased by her parents, Florence and Charles Holcomb; former husband, B.R. Mitchell; and son, James K. Mitchell. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Kane Mitchell (Theresa); daughter, Tracey E. Mitchell; son, Scott A. Mitchell (Esperanza); daughter-in-law, Barbara Burns Mitchell; former daughter-in-law, Pamela S. Mitchell; grandchildren: Joshua K. Mitchell (Jessica); Jacob K. Mitchell; Marcela Morgan (Joshua); Zachary K. Mitchell (Amberly); Natalia Zito (Daniel); and Christine-Olive Dobard; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret H. Browne and Marcia H. Milner; and several nieces and nephews. Christine is also survived by her beloved standard poodle, Max, who has been her constant loyal, loving companion. A private gathering will be held in celebration of Christine’s life.
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