Louise Llewallyn Harris Mitchell

August 26, 1912 ~ October 13, 2011 (age 99)

Louise Llewallyn Harris Mitchell, 99, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Cobb Health Care Center in Comer, GA. She was the wife of Freeman Mitchell a retired attorney. She was born August 26, 1912 in Nicholson, Jackson County, Georgia, the daughter of Joseph Thompson Llewallyn and Nannie Hardy Llewallyn of Banks County and lived in Athens, Decatur and Greensboro with her former husband John D. Harris. She had three children, Gloria Hope Verdery, John Dixon Harris, Jr. and Joseph Llewallyn Harris and two stepsons, Richard Harris and Warren Harris and four grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Georgia for many years before she moved to Mount Dora, Florida with her husband, Freeman.

Louise Llewallyn Mitchell was an artist at heart and has always had a keen interest, love and appreciation for all arts. She began drawing and painting flowers long before she reached high school age. She studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and studied with artist Lonnie Leonard whose encouragement led her to devote her talents toward oil painting. Her canvases proved her wide interest in flowers, landscapes and small animals. She excelled in growing and arranging flowers, drying and committing them to canvas. She was a devoted garden club member and was President of Atlanta Northwood Garden Club for the 1969-1970 term. She served in various capacities on the board of The Garden Club of Georgia and was a life member of that organization. She was in much demand as a speaker at garden clubs throughout Georgia.

She was a collector of fine porcelains and exquisite embroidered linens and she has numerous times lectured on table settings. Her artistic sense of color enabled her to create a happy blend of flowers, food and table accessories. The artist''s studio was in her home and she could be found there almost any time of day or night engrossed in her book collection of the works of famous artists. Her most recent oil paintings were presented at the Gainesville National Bank of Gainesville, Georgia, the First National Bank of Athens and The Bank of Greensboro, now BB&T, Greensboro, Georgia.

A private graveside service was held at Greensboro City Cemetery in Greensboro, Georgia. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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