ONEONTA – Funeral services are Wednesday, Nov. 13, for Donald S. Mitchell, 29, of Oneonta, a musician and lyricist, earned his Heavenly reward Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Born on Aug. 22, 1990, in Oneonta, to Sandra Layman and Donald Mitchell, Don was a beautiful baby and a shining star from the very beginning. He graduated from Oneonta High School, going on to work most recently at The Otesaga Hotel, of which he was very proud.
Music was Don’s true passion. He was a talented lyricist and freestyle rap artist, who loved nothing more than creating music. Don was a beloved family member and a loyal friend to so many people, who will truly miss his amazing smile and his magnetic personality, which lit up the room.
Don is survived by his mother Sandra Layman and partner John of Oneonta; father Donald Mitchell of Florida; brothers Cory (Ashlee) Layman, Town of Maryland, and David (Shannon) Ford of Oneonta; maternal grandmother Elaine McLean of Hartwick; paternal grandfather Kenneth Mitchell of California, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many loyal friends, including his closest friend, Matthew Carlson and his parents, whom Don had great respect for.
Calling hours and funeral services will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 13, at Bookout Funeral Home in Oneonta, with burial directly after at the Hartwick Cemetery in Hartwick.
“The song is ended but the melody lingers on…” – Mitch Albom