Torey Mekhale Mitchell of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the age of 43. He was born in Texarkana, Texas, on June 18, 1976, to Vivian Gayle Mitchell. Torey married the love of his life, Anita Sugandhini Babbili, in Ft. Worth, Texas, on August 26, 2000, and they were blessed with a son, Mohandas “Das” Malcolm Mitchell. Torey obtained his Associate’s Degree and was an entrepreneur in the environmental business.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Anita Mitchell; his son, Das Mitchell; his mother, Vivian Aubrey and her husband, Ricky, of Texarkana, Texas; his brothers, Phalanza Francisco, Darrius Francisco, Michael McCoy and Kennedee Nelson; his sister, Kristin Cook; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss him dearly.
Torey Mitchell was an incredible father, husband, son, cousin, and so forth, but most importantly, Friend to everyone in this room and everyone on this planet. We are all shocked and devastated to learn that such a selfless human is no longer physically with us. No amount of time or healing will fill the void of his earthly presence among us, but today we remember him for his unique characteristics and inspiring beliefs.
Torey cannot be described in one word; one sentence could never encompass all he gave to others or what he stood for as a man. Everything he did say or do had one common trait, however, and that is Passion. Torey loved his wife and son in a way that all of us witnessed and admired, but this love extended outwards to family, friends, and strangers alike. He had a passion for poetry, a passion for music, a passion for politics, a passion for sports. He passionately cared about the futures of kids he coached, he passionately cared about preserving and restoring the environment for kids he would never know, he passionately cared about fighting poverty and ending institutionalized racism for kids he would never meet. And he did all this at the expense of his own well-being and peace of mind. He passionately loved others more than he ever cared about himself.
Torey will be forever missed and remembered as a humanitarian and a fighter for all. He would want each and every one of us to continue his campaign for justice and equality in a world that is unfair and cruel for so many, so let us all be inspired and motivated to allow him to live forever in our hearts through the actions we take. The world has lost a beautiful man, but it is a more beautiful place now because he was here. We love you, T-Mitch.
The funeral service will be held at Berkshire Chapel, 9073 Berkshire Drive, Frisco, Texas, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., with visitation prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.