January 18, 1975 ~ May 6, 2022

Born in: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Ricky Benard Mitchell was born January 18, 1975 to Dorothy Mitchell and thelate Ivory Mitchell, Jr. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his formal educationthrough the Milwaukee private school system at St. Anne Parish School andlater attended Milwaukee Trade & Technical High School where he met the loveof his life, Cynthia.
The two wed on August 13, 1994 and their union was blessed with threechildren: Isaiah, Arianna and Trinity Mitchell.
Ricky began his culinary journey as a Cook at BruBaker’s and was promoted toan Executive Chef at Eagan’s On Water in Milwaukee. In 2005, Ricky relocatedhis family to Lawrenceville, Georgia where he continued his career as anExecutive Chef for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Ricky left a lasting impression onhis colleagues and everyone he encountered.
He was a good man- there is no other way to describe him. He was theultimate provider and protector and an all around family guy. Ricky “marchedto the beat of his own drum” and prided himself on always being fly. He willcertainly be remembered as an artist, both musically and in culinary. He was atrue hip hop fan to his core and was never shy to spit a few bars. Ricky was thelife of the party as he and Cynthia often turned heads on the dance floor. Hewas an absolute jokester who could always brighten up any room. Not tomention, no one ever left his home unfed. Ricky’s presence will be missed buthis impact will live on forever.
Our beloved Ricky transitioned to eternal life on Friday May 6, 2022 atNorthside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, GA surrounded by family andfriends. He was preceded in death by his father Ivory Mitchell, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Cynthia A. Mitchell; one son, IsaiahMitchell and two daughters, Arianna and Trinity Mitchell of Lawrencville, GA;mother, Dorothy Mitchell of Milwaukee, WI; four brothers, Tony (Regina)Mitchell and Eric (Tiffany) Mitchell of Milwaukee, WI, Bryan (Kionna) Mitchell ofHouston, TX, Allen (Zuleyka) Mitchell of Germany; one sister Treba Mitchell ofCharlotte, NC; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services

Visitation: May 14, 2022 9:30 am - May 14, 2022 10:30 am

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

Funeral Service: May 14, 2022 10:30 am - May 14, 2022 11:30 am

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

770-277-4550

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  1. CandleImageDear Cynthia,

    It is with the heaviest of hearts that we express our condolences. We were shocked and saddened when you told us of your loss. While we know there is nothing that we can do to assuage your bereavement, you are in our thoughts. We are praying for you and your family. Know that God is with you.

    Keith and Arnice Foster

  2. CandleImageThe Mitchell family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love you always,
    Cousin Kimmie ❤️❤️

  3. Cindy and family,
    We are so sadden for your loss and ours. Ricky was such a sweetheart. Words cannot express how we feel right now. We are broken. Although we could not be there due to unforeseen circumstances, know that we are there in ❤️and prayers. 💔

  4. CandleImageMy family and I send out deepest condolences to you and the family.

    Love,
    Eireal Mitchell
    Jessica Peterson
    Earron Davis

  5. CandleImageSad to hear of the loss of your forever ❤️ husband Ricky. Our condolences to the family. May you always see his light in your children,and fond memories of him to comfort you Cindy and children. Love n hugs 💝 Marilynn and David Pearson

  6. Praying for y’all family. Only God knows. May y’all be comforted in these trying times.

  7. CandleImageMy condolences to you and the family. I had the pleasure of working with Ricky, he was a great chef and man.

  8. Condolences to my family praying for you all during this difficult time.

    Love,
    Cousin Jeanette

  9. My condolences to you and your family! Rickey was the coolest in high school, we all had so many laughs! His class mates will always remember him as the cool dude! We would always mess with him with”pretty Ricky is what they call him” quoted by Martin! He will be missed! Take care and we will continue to pray for the healing of you all families! ❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽

  10. CandleImagePraying for your strength during this time. May God keep you and cover you all. May He grant peace in the midst of heartache. May Ricky live forever in your hearts and his light forever be visible through his lineage!!!!
    Love you all!!!

  11. CandleImageRick will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to Cynthia and the entire family. Such a professional to work with at FireBirds Wood Grill.

  12. CandleImageI am my uncles oldest niece. I know this unexpected lost has hurt our family in a way no one can explain. I am soooooo grateful for the time that I did have with him, but torn about the times I “could have” been there and wasn’t. My uncles played a major part of my life growing up. They all showed me how valuable family, friends, and relationships are. They showed me what a man is supposed to be. We will grow from this and it should be a lesson to communicate more. Try to stay in touch with your loved ones as much as possible. I love and miss you uncle Ricky. I will meet You at the crossroads😘😘

  13. My deepest condolences, so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family. Love y’all
    Ricky was a very nice, good guy I loved how your and Ricky love for each other, y’all always was sooo much fun when we all would get together at my nieces or at y’all place. Love y’all 😘❤️

  14. CandleImageI love you uncle Ricky , everything about you ! Very outgoing , kind , loving and funny ! thank you for loving me the way you did and being a great uncle .

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