Jesse Adrian Mitchell

October 15, 1939 - January 31, 2023

10/15/1939 - 01/31/2023

Past Services

Friday February 03, 2023
Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery in Roxobel, North Carolina
Cemetery Road
Roxobel, NC 27872
Friday February 03, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Friday February 03, 2023
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Jesse Adrian Mitchell, age 83, passed away on January 31, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Nash County, NC on October 15, 1939, to Theodore Barber and Joseph Christine Mitchell. Adrian was a Vietnam Army Veteran, and retired from the Army National Guard. His civilian career was a Draftsman for Carolina Telephone & Telegraph. In his younger years, Adrian enjoyed golfing, and antique cars. In his later years he enjoyed RV’ing with his wife. He was a devoted member of Mercy Church and was an active member as long as his health permitted. Adrian was a kind, gentle man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Besides his parents, Adrian was preceded in death by his sister, Sue Mitchell Walker, and step mother, Adeline Mitchell.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife Rosalyn M. Mitchell, a son, Patrick (Brandi) Mitchell of Wilson, NC; and daughter, Robin Hall (Earl) Jones of Aulander, NC.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with the celebration of life service to follow at 2:00 pm on Friday with Rev. Ray Faircloth, Sr., Rev. Ray Faircloth Jr., and Rev. Casey Fleet. Burial will be in Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Wounded Warriors Project, 1990 Fordham Drive Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC, 28304 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Mitchell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

The livestream for Adrian’s service will start a few minutes prior to the service. Once the chapel service concludes there will be a pause on the livestream. The livestream will resume as soon as we get to the cemetery. 

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Arlene knox
1 year ago

That was a beautiful going home service for Mr Adrian. My heart goes out to the family for their loss. He will surely be missed.

Wallace and Tammy Spragins
1 year ago

We are sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Adrian in Roanoke Rapids. He was a joy to work with and a friend on and off the job. He will be greatly missed. I look forward to our time together in heaven. Until then, I hope you will find comfort in our Lord.
Wally and Tammy Spragins

Doug, Judy & Jessi Mizelle
1 year ago

Our deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

1 year ago

I am so so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and all the family. He was always such a nice man. Please continue to keep his memories alive. we will all see him again. Love all of you!

Mary Cleo Mitchell Ferrell
1 year ago

Rosalyn please know how much I appreciate you taking excellent care of my favorite cousin. He will be missed so much. Who will I call on October 15th??
I pray that you, Patrick and Robyn will feel the loving hands of the Lord and know the presence of His Holy Spirit. Blessings and Comfort. Mary Cleo

Judi Muir
1 year ago

Robin my love and prayers are with you and your family. Remember you will see him again and memories will always be in your heart until that day.

Doug Herrin
1 year ago

I worked with Adrain when he worked for the telephone company in Roanoke Rapids. He always enjoyed telling of his many experiences and was a dedicated employee. He was a proud veteran and patriot. He had a mild manner but had strong opinions when it came to work ethic, Family, and country. He was a pleasure to be around, either socially or in work situations. I always respected his telephony experience and expertise. Lost contact with him over the years when he and I both retired, but I know he will be missed by Rosalyn, family , and friends. Sympathy to you all!
Doug Herrin
Oxford, NC

Josh Brittenham
1 year ago

Thoughts and prayers with the family and Mrs. Rosie. He was a wonderful man and always made me laugh so much when I was a child. He will be missed.

1 year ago

There are no words to say how much I and all his friends will miss Adrian. He was always so kind, loving and fun filled. I’m glad I was allowed an opportunity to get know and love him. I will miss him deeply. ❤️