Mitch, also known as DeShannon Christi Jewel, was a longtime member of IGRA and served in a vast number of capacities, including Miss IGRA (1995 and 1999), Vice President (2004-2007), Official, Trustee, and on various committees.
Kole Hillman, FGRA President, says “Mitch was ‘mama’ to just about everyone he met. He raised tens of thousands of dollars for people in need. He could keep you in stitches for hours, one of the funniest quick witted men I have ever met.”
Please keep him in your thoughts and payers. Celebrate him and his commitment to rodeo, royalty and each other. Push forward as we know he would want us to do. Yet remember him for all he brought to each of us.
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Aulds Funeral Home
7849 E. Kings Hwy
Shreveport, La 71115
Mitch’s legacy will live on for ages, in the hearts and souls of all the people who have had the pleasure of working with him, and the charities that benefited from all his work throughout the years. He will be sorely missed and remembered fondly.