Hazel Mitchell, affectionately known as “Annette”, went to be with her heavenly Father the evening of March 24, 2018. Annette was born in November of 1964 to Bill Fincher and Anna Louise Talent in North Carolina. Annette was a graduate of Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Annette was very loving and had a thoughtful and uplifting spirit. She was passionate about hummingbirds and nature. She was a profound artist. She admired and embodied the Rubicon Philosophy which states:
After time and space we have arrived here together to share in the belief that there are no gains without pains.
That to endure through life, we must struggle to meet the challenges, stand tall and straight in the face of our own worst enemy, that which keeps us closed, ignorant, frightened and alone.
We believe that each of us can, with trust in and for the family of man, triumph over the enemy within: that in our development we shall move towards and achieve the summit of human dignity.
With dedication and commitment to the common goal, there comes the ultimate arrival of peace and tranquility.
The understanding that wherever we sought our places we found nothing, until we found our bretheren, then we found meaning, worth and ourselves.
We became dedicated to the belief that if you treat a woman as she is, she will stay as she is but if you treat a woman as she what she ought to be and could be, she will become as she ought to be and could be.
Annette is survived by her adoring sisters, Robin Fitzwater and Arlene Hughes, both of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Sheila Potter of Elizabeth City, NC. Although she is not in our physical presence, Annette will live on in our hearts forever.