Family announces memorial service for George P. Mitchell

Family announces memorial service for George P. Mitchell

Credit: Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

George Mitchell


by staff

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 4:37 PM

HOUSTON — A memorial service for George P. Mitchell has been planned in Galveston at Trinity Episcopal Church for Tuesday, Aug. 6, the family announced on Monday.

The Galveston-born businessman, billionaire developer and philanthropist died Friday morning at the age of 94.

The memorial service is planned for 5:30 p.m. at the church located at 2216 Ball Ave. Following the service, a celebration of his life in Galveston will be held at 7 p.m. at Saengerfest Park, located at 23rd and Strand.

A memorial tribute celebrating Mitchell’s contributions to science, energy and the environment is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands.

The Houston Symphony will perform a tribute concert with remarks by special guests.

Each of the events is open to the public. Organizers suggest that visitors dress comfortably for the Texas summer heat.

The Mitchell family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in George P. Mitchell’s memory to the Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance, Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, the Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club, or a preferred not-for-profit organization that supports strong communities, environmental sustainability, or educational initiatives.

To donate:

Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance

305 21st Street, Suite 180

Galveston, Texas 77550


Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council

Post Office Box 1468

Galveston, Texas 77553-1468


Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club

Post Office Box 3493

Galveston, Texas 77552-3493