By Sean Yoes
AFRO Baltimore Editor

A public viewing and memorial service for Park Heights community leader and businessman George Mitchell have been scheduled. The public viewing for Mitchell, who was the founder of the Langston Hughes Community Business Resource Center will be August 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave. The memorial service for Mitchell, who died of complications during a surgery earlier in July, will be at the Langston Hughes CBRC 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 5011 Arbutus Ave. The family is asking all who attend the public viewing or the memorial for Mitchell to wear a mask and honor social distancing.

A public viewing and memorial service for George Mitchell (holding megaphone) will take place Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. (Photo/Pam Curtis)

Mitchell’s family provided the following statement:

“Death has placed a stumbling block in our path. However, this is not the first stumbling block for us. We have always found a way over, round and through anything that blocks the path to our goals. A foundation has been laid in Park Heights Southern Neighborhoods. We must build on the foundation. Our goals have not changed and the spirit to achieve those goals remains the same.

We shall meet but we shall miss him. There will be one vacant chair. We shall think of him as we say our daily prayer.

Several weeks ago, we gathered,

joy was in his eyes,

but the golden cord is broken,

and he now with God abides.”

Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor