FORMER GROUP LEADER MRS. MARTHA J. MITCHELL
Later, Mrs. Mitchell came to Raleigh to visit her sister, who had moved here from Whiteville. Her sister convinced her to stay, and Raleigh became her home. Mrs. Mitchell decided that sewing was her calling. She loved making and altering clothes. She studied tailoring and did her apprenticeship under W. B. Gill, a well-known tailor in Raleigh. She was employed as a tailor and seamstress at Nowell's Clothing for many years.
Mrs. Mitchell met and later married Fred Mitchell, who happened to be a barber by profession. The late Mr. Mitchell wwas an active and well loved member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mitchell is one of the most dedicated and devoted members of First Baptist. Her genuine kindness and gentleness is admired by all. She is presently president of the Senior Choir, teacher of the Ella C. Pegues Bible Class, member of the Finance and Social Committees, works with Bible School and the Homeless Program. She served as Leader of Group No. 3 for many years. She attends Wednesday night Bible Study and Sunday Schoool teacher's meeting regularly.
Mrs. Mitchell enjoys music (she took piano lessons), sewing and gardening.