Mitchell Douglas Saleeby

February 2, 1934 - March 26, 2020



Rocky Mount Mitchell Douglas Saleeby, of Rocky Mount, age 86, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Born in Wilson County, NC on February 2, 1934, he was the son of the late John Richard and Helen Massaad Saleeby. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Edith Mellor Saleeby; four brothers, Fred, George, Wade and Lawrence Saleeby.

He is survived by; his brother, Ralph Saleeby (Nashville, NC), sisters, Claudette Saleeby Petty (Jim) and Shirley Saleeby Willett (Michael-deceased) both of Raleigh, NC. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and by his longtime friend, Margaret Moore.

Mitchell was a proud member of the Army stationed in Alaska. He was employed by the Norfolk, Virginia Bus company for over 40 years. He was a gentle soul and loved by all who knew him. He always had a positive attitude in the midst of many challenges. He was proud of his Lebanese heritage and extolled the virtues of the culture and food at every opportunity. Special thanks go to Jerry Bass, his care giver for several years. Jerry took care of his needs with kindness and love. Community Home Care and Hospice attended to Mitchell in his last days with gentleness and professionalism. Rocky Mount Fire and Rescue personnel deserve praise for their many calls to the home and for assurance of health care whenever needed.

The family will hold a private graveside service Tuesday March 31, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, please give to an organization of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting:



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