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“I am so sorry to hear about Tena. She was just a baby when I last saw her. She grew into a beautiful woman. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Berry Simpson - Friend

“I love you baby girl. Fly high and sing with the birds. Brighten the heaven with that beautiful smile that touched mine and many other hearts. You...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Julia Yancey - Ridgeville, SC

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know all friend's and family are in our prayers. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer and Jody Welch - SC

“Mary we are so sorry to learn of this this morning. Wish somehow we would have known earlier we would have been there to see you. Tena was such a...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: John McCall - Moncks Corner, SC

“Mary; My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very painful time. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Glenda Rogers - Goose Creek, SC

“Sweetie Pete, there is nothing that I can say but you know how very much I love you girl. You are a very special, smart, with, and last but not least...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Roger Smith - Concord, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary. I can't even begin to imagine your pain. Tena was a beautiful girl. May god wrap his arms around you...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda Sweet - Summerville, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary during this time. I hope you find peace and cherish your memories. Much Love sent your way. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jerry Ray - Charlotte, NC

“I would like to say my prayers and thoughts are with the family st a tragic time like this. I didn't know her personally but I'm Heath's ex moth in...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Kirby - Hemingway, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Ina M

“Tena you are one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. I loved our talks everyday. I have missed that and you so much. I will miss that...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Angie Neal - Florence, SC

“Mary,Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. And if you ever need anything I'm here for you always!Love you, Lisa ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Moore - Lancaster, SC

“Mary-The world will never be the same without your daughter. Tena was raised by a wonderful woman she called mom. That would be YOU. I pray that God...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Trisha Taylor - Summerville, SC

“Mary, We are so sorry for your loss. May GOD keep His arms around you during this most difficult time. Love...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Howard Gatch - Summerville, SC

“She was a sweet and beautiful girl and will be missed RIP FOR THE LORD WILL HOLD YOU TIGHT AMEN!!! ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Frances Colstion - Huger, SC

“ sorry...wish I could take away your pain. You. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Rhonda & David Massey - FL

“You will always be my bestfriend and forever love you.. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Shane Bryant - Summerville

“Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Keep faith in God and he will get you thru this. Qp ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Ann (Parson) Gill - Spartanburg, SC

“I love you always and forever!! You will be greatly missed. I know I will see you again. Love Aunt Patty ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Patty Parson - Hanahan, SC

“I will always miss you Tena. I will never forget that you always said I was your favorite Uncle. I love and will miss you forever Girly Girl!!! I...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Thomas Parson - Hanahan, SC

“So sorry for you loss. Tina was a really sweet lady. She will be missed. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Todd Dunn - Ridgeville, SC

Christena "Tena" Arlene Mitchell, 33, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 5, 2017 at J. HENRY STUHR, INC. NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Rd. at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tena was born June 28, 1983 in Savannah, Georgia, daughter of Timothy Paul Mitchell and Mary Kathaleen Gatch Mitchell.

In addition to her parents, her step-father, Roger Smith and her step-mother, Vanessa Mitchell, she is survived by three brothers, Timothy A. (Heather) Mitchell, Paul E. Mitchell, Michael D. (Amy) Smith; sister, Kristen L. Smith; three nephews, Brandon P. Mitchell, Evan and Corbin Tomlinson; two nieces, Katelyn Mitchell and Elysa Tomlinson; three aunts, Sandra Spruill (Clyde), Lanora Rogers (Rocky), Winnie Corbin (David); three uncles, Rodney Parson (Carolyn), Thomas Parson (Patty), Howard Gatch (Donna) , and many cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Gatch, Sr., three uncles, Connie Parson, Gerald Parson and Jimmy Parson; three aunts, Frances Blackwell, Linda Dillon and Bethany Brickle.

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