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Mitchell Kinlaw

Harold Mitchell Kinlaw of St. Pauls passed away on December 25th at the age of 82. He was born on February 15, 1938 to the late Howard & Marie Kinlaw. Mitchell was predeceased by his parents, a brother Gene and his younger sister Janet Ray.

Mitchell is survived by his wife of 63 years Gladys Musselwhite Kinlaw and four sisters: Faye Robinson of St. Pauls, Ann Collar and her husband John of Charlotte, Melba Kinlaw, Cathy Jackson and her husband Wayne, all of St. Pauls.

Mitchell and Gladys were blessed with 4 children; Kenny and his wife Susan, Mark, Julie Robinson and her husband Michael, and Keith. His greatest joy in life were his 9 grandchildren; Aaron, Reid, Trae, Tara, Courtney, Gabbie, Keri, Ali,and Matthew, & 4 great grandchildren Kobe, Cameron, Maddox, and Jasiah.

Mitchell started his career as an Industrial Engineer with Burlington Industries in St. Pauls, eventually retiring in 2009 with Dodger Industries.

He  lived the majority of his life in the Tolarsville community. He was a long time member of Tolarsville Baptist Church serving as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, and Youth Leader.

Mitchell was known for his quick wit and desire to help others. He was always quick to rescue animals in need and provide them with a loving home. He loved to spend his time fishing with grandkids, working in his yard, and spending time outdoors. Mitchell was always willing to serve as the family handyman and would tackle any task. If he didn’t know how to fix something he would consult his Reader’s Digest Guide to Handyman Repair and there was always Duct Tape.

Although no longer with us, he will forever be cherished by those who knew and loved him. His sweet disposition and incredible sense of humor have guided and entertained his children and grandchildren through life. In our eyes there has never been a more honorable man. We love you Daddy, Granddaddy and are so happy that you are now with your parents, Uncle Gene, & Aunt Janet. We can only imagine how happy you are to feel whole again.

The family would like to express our most heartfelt gratitude to West Bladen Assisted Living Memory Care Unit. We love all of you and thank you for taking such good care of our Daddy in the most difficult circumstances. He loved each and every one of you, as do we.

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Kenny and family I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I just learned of it today. My prayers for all of the family. May God bless each of you and hold you in his arms as you journey through this time of grief. A new star shines bright in heaven as your new guardian angel watches over you.

Carol Ann McDonald McSwain Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

Praying that God's caring and comforting presence will surround the family of Mitchell Kinlaw. May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you at this time.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Such a sweet video and music. Sorry for your great loss.

Patsy Johnson Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

We were deeply saddened to learn of your loss, and extend our sincere condolences to the family.Enjoyed having the opportunity meeting Mitch and his family as we visited my wife's mom at West Bladen, in Bladenboro, N.C.

Ben & Peggy Russ Kinlaw Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

My heart and prayers go out to all the family. I went to school with Julie. I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Kinlaw. From the video you can see he lived a happy and full filled life with his beautiful wife and family.

Carolyn J Griffin Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

Honestly you were the sweetest man! Easily my favorite resident! So glad I got the chance to take care of you. Love, Carly.

Carly Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your Dads passing he will be missed Im sure

Annie Inman Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mitchell Kinlaw

Harley and Dawn Townsend Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

My dad was a great man we went to basketball games football an baseball he loved working in the yard and helping others so many fond memories of my dad love u daddy your son mark

Mark Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM