John Thomas Mitchum was born in Philadelphia PA, to Mable Mitchum on September 28, 1955, John was educated in The Philadelphia school system, earning his high school diploma at Germantown High. John played football and joined the ARMY after school.
He worked at various jobs such as an EMT and Mechanic. John formed lifelong friendship with many and was loved and respected by all. John met and married Patricia Bennett in the spring of 1978. To this union three children were born: Tyrieck Mitchum, John Mitchum and Nakina Mitchum, plus bonus child, Ryhine Bennett.
John had six additional children: Janeisha Huntly, John T. Mitchum III, Evelina Cuffee, Aquilla Venters, Tara Holmes and Tiara Holmes; 9 grandchildren: Samira Fripps, Juan Molina, Jaden Molina, Raeya Mitchum, Ana Cuffie, Joseph Napoli, Zaden Napoli, Kairo Evans and Capri Mitchum; 2 great grands: Londonie Sims and Kyair Mosely.
John was preceded in death by his mother: Mable Mitchum, and wife: Patricia Mitchum. He leaves to cherish his memories to Aunt Hattie Mitchum Delk, Uncle Bill Mitchum, and a host if cousins, family and friends.
God Saw You
God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be
So, he wrapped his arms around you and whispered, “Come to me”
You didn’t deserve what you went through, so he gave you rest
God’s garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best
And when I saw you sleeping,
so peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish back to suffer again
Our family wishes to express sincere appreciation and deepest gratitude for all acts of kindness extended during our beravement.