TARA KATHLEEN MITCHELL, aged 27, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, in Houston, Texas. A beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and mother, she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Tara was born on March 3rd, 1992, to Suzanne Humphrey and to the late Michael Sean Mitchell. She is survived by her daughter Kara; mother, Suzanne; brother, Nicholas Reed Voorhies, Jr. and wife Kasi; sister, Megan Elizabeth Reninger and husband Chase; nephew, Nicholas Reed Voorhies III; nieces Drew Payton Voorhies and Violette Elizabeth Reninger; grandfather, John Keith Mitchell; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father Michael Sean Mitchell, brother Sean Keith Mitchell, grandmothers Dolores McCarrick Mitchell and Ruth Humphrey McCullough, grandfather James Burns Humphrey, Sr., and uncle Blake Stephen Mitchell.
Tara attended John Paul II Catholic School, Memorial Middle, Memorial High School, and Lake Travis High School. As a child, she participated in Girl Scouts, Gymnastics, Violin, Basketball, and was an avid reader. She was especially a fan of The Harry Potter novels.
It is impossible to capture the entirety of a person’s life in an obituary, and especially someone whose adult life was largely defined by drug addiction. But, even throughout her struggles, her warm smile and big heart brought so much joy to those around her. We want others who are struggling with addiction to know that hundreds of thousands of families who have lost someone to this disease are praying for you, and we believe with all our hearts that you can and will make it. We love you, Tara, and know that you are now at peace with your brother and father. Rest In Peace.
A private memorial service and reception will be held and announced to invited guests. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made towards the education and care of Tara’s only child, Kara. Donations can be made to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vf58gt-kara.
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