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Mitchell, Lawrence "Sonny" Jr.
Lawrence "Sonny" Mitchell, Jr., 66, 1145 Frank St., Galesburg, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2010 at his residence.

He was born May 21, 1943 in Galesburg, the son of Lawrence and Alice Elizabeth Morise Mitchell, Sr. He married Mattie Pennington.

Surviving is a son, Cory (and Rebekah) Mitchell of Galesburg, a daughter, Kimberly Denise Mitchell of Bloomington, Ill., six grandchildren, Jasmine Tate, Makaliah Mitchell, Olivia Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Erika Mitchell, and Megan Lovell, and a sister, Frances (and Donald) Wilder of Galesburg. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Sonny was a stock handler at the former Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation in Galesburg for 15 years before retiring. He was a member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2010 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Darrell Bagwell will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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