Roleen “Lee” Conatser Mitchell

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015

OXFORD — Roleen “Lee” Conatser Mitchell, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home with Gail Stratton officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Arkansas, she graduated from Dyess High School. In the early 1980s she moved to Oxford, where she earned three degrees from the University of Mississippi. She worked for the University of Mississippi for many years until transferring to Vocational Rehabilitation for the State of Mississippi. After retiring from state work, she worked part-time for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Oxford. Like her beautiful spirit, she loved the beauty of nature and found joy in feeding birds and growing flowers. She was wonderful and much loved. She lived her life always giving to others and by finding the good in every person.  She loved volunteering and voting Democrat. She was a huge supporter of the local farmers markets and a loyal Ole Miss Rebel fan.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Mayme Conatser Craig.

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She is survived by her daughters, Alicia Mitchell of Little Rock, Arkansas, Traci Mitchell of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Stephanie Mitchell of Memphis, Tennessee; sister Peggy Benton of Lepanto , Arkansas and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 107 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS, 38655 or a charity of your choice.

For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, visit or call 662-234-7971.