James Robert Mitchell (Jimmy) was born on March 18, 1965 and passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2018.
Jimmy grew up in the Hoopa Valley and was proud to be a Hoopa Tribal member. He attended Hoopa High School and played football and baseball. He graduated from Hoopa High 1983.
He lived almost his entire life in Hoopa except for a time he spent in Washington. He had a good heart and would always try to help people to the best of his ability.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Gary Mitchell; his sister, Lisa Mitchell; nephew, Peter Stewart; and grandparents Peter and Grace Masten.
He is survived by his two daughters, Miracle Love Mitchell and her husband Victor Villalba and Hope Valentine Mitchell-Risling and fiancée Joseph Lambert, of Centralia, Washington and son Chase Fullerton of Willow Creek; grandchildren Alfonso, Nina Bella, Little Victor, Anthony and Ayana; brother Richard Stewart and sister Brenda Swenson; nephews Gary, Milton, Gordon, Keenan and Richie Stewart, Mike Logan, Gary Blacksmith, Aiden, Vincent, Michael Mitchell-Ammon and KC Canez; and nieces Angelina Swenson and Samantha Mitchell-Ammon.
A viewing will be held at Paul’s Chapel in Arcata on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a memorial service on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Baptist Church in Hoopa at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall in Hoopa.