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“My deepest sympathy to the Mitchell and Anderson families as well as all other family members and friends. Jean will be missed by all who knew her. I...Read More »
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“I feel so honored to have mate Jean in Hydaburg and won a cape she made it's the most beautiful-peice of work . She was a very sweet lady and I wish...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Sandra Mickelson - Craig, AK

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Ms. Jean rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

Jean Nan McCord Mitchell, 70, died in her Berwick home Friday, May 5, 2017. A longtime resident of Berwick, Jean was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on May 16, 1946. Jean was an avid quilter and an adopted daughter of the Haida Indian tribe of Hydaburg, Alaska. She loved native American culture and history, and regularly made quilts and dancing blankets for the Haida tribe.

Jean is survived by two daughters, Mary Battaglia and husband Joey of New Iberia and Jocklynn Keville and husband Bruce of Houston, Texas; four sons, Tony Richardson and wife Robin of Linden, TX, Dennis Richardson and wife Trelena of Ore City, Texas, Tim Mitchell of Morgan City and Gene Anderson and wife Karen of Lawrenceville, Georgia; a sister, Marilee Shaw of Daingerfield, Texas; a brother, Sam McCord of Texas City, Texas; nine granddaughters, Stacie Vining, Angelle Richardson, Amanda Campbell, Ashlee Mitchell, Amber Mitchell, Faith Rainer, Bridget Lindsay, Melissa Kappus and Erin Anderson; six grandsons, Adam Roy, Matthew Keville, Jonathan Rainer, Brad Anderson, Garrett Anderson and Mitch Anderson; and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junius J. Mitchell; parents Willie and Eugenia "Dixie" McCord; sisters, Merle Shaw and Virginia Caso; and brother, Wendall McCord.

A memorial will be held at a later date in Hydaburg, Alaska. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, PO Box 349, Hydaburg, Alaska 99922, Attn: Annual Haida Indian Culture Camp Donation on Behalf of Jean Mitchell.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.