Valli Mitchell

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LINCOLN – Valli Dawn Edwards Mitchell, 63, of Lincoln, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 6:23 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Generations of Lincoln.

A memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paris, with Dr. Kenneth D. Knight officiating. Cremations Rites have been accorded. Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Mitchell was born Jan. 7, 1955, at Paris, the daughter of the late Buddy Dean Edwards and Carol Catlett Edwards Knebel. She married the love of her life, Larry D. Mitchell in 2003, and he survives.

She is also survived by her daughter, April (Brian McCarty) Edwards of Terre Haute, Ind.; two sisters, Tammi (Gary) Underfanger of Springfield and Sherri Edwards-Cox of Destin, Fla.; two brothers, Brandon Edwards of Paris and Christopher (Karen) Knebel of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren, Nade, Stayton and Zander; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Davina; and stepmother, Patricia Edwards of Rockford.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Edward Dean and Stella Edwards; maternal grandparents, Harry and Mary Jane Catlett; and stepfather, Richard "Dick" Knebel.

Mrs. Mitchell worked as a CNA for 20 years.  Most recently, she worked as a custodian at Grace Fellowship Church in Paris, where she was also a member. She was also a member of the Paris Garden Club.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Fellowship Church.