Johnny Austin Mitchell

Johnny Mitchell. Courtesy photo.

Johnny Austin Mitchell was born October 3, 1963, to Ruth A. Manuel and Gene Mitchell.

He peacefully passed on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Berkeley, California.

John lived most of his life in Lake County and worked for his tribe, Big Valley Rancheria, for many years. He was known by many as a very hardworking and dedicated employee.

He was deeply rooted into his traditional ways. The Roundhouse is and always will be a big part of what he loved about his people. He always had a prayer or blessing for your health or well- being. John had a heart of gold, always so giving and loved his family, near and far.

John is survived by his son, Lorenzo Martinez; brother, David Mitchell Jr.; sisters, Karen Toledo, Joyce Pedro, Glenda Manuel and Charlene Narcia (Nick); and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his mother, Ruth A. Manuel; father, Gene Mitchell; and sister, Marlene Jack.

Visitation will be at his sister's home, 2920 Red Feather Lane in Lakeport from Thursday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. until his graveside service at St. Mary's Cemetery on Sunday, Dec. 12, at noon.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit