This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Violet DeCarlo Mitchell Range, born August 3,1951, and went to be with Her Mighty Lord and Heavenly Father January 4, 2020.

And he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8 - (NIV)

Posted by Jasmin Scott on February 11, 2020
The song below I began singing this morning, when I was thinking of our late Great Auntie Violet, whom was also a widow, mother, grandmother, great grand mother, sister, cousin, and friend. Then my thoughts went to Kathleen her mother, my grandmother and ALL OUR family’s lives that was taken prematurely. I smiled and kept singing..

Then my thoughts transition to all OUR family’s struggles and I smiled again and kept singing this time out loud ..

..When I think about the Lord !... It makes me want to Shout Hallelujah!, Thank you Jesus!, Lord!, your Worthy of aAll the glory, all the honor and the praise ! ..


When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you (Violet, Kathleen, Andrew, Diane, Denis, etc)and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground....

When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground......

Makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank You Jesus! Lord, you’re worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the Praise!!
It makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank you Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the praise!

When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground....

When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground......

Makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank You Jesus! Lord, you’re worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the Praise!!
It makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank you Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the praise!


Hallelujah!, Thank You Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the glory , all the honor, and all the praise! It makes me want to Shout Hallelujah!, Thank You Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the glory, all the honor , and all the praise!!! It makes me want to Shout Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus!, Lord, Your Worthy! All our Honor and all our Praise!

Never forgotten, love you auntie, to the late Kathleen, we will meet you and Carrie Lee will see you again one day ! To God be the Glory Forever and ever Amen!,- love ❤️ Jas and the gang.
Posted by Jasmin Scott on February 10, 2020
  Voice for those in need
  Intelligent
fOrgiving
  Loving
  Empowering
  Touching 

To all those that knew her, she knew a lot of people in Tucson and I can just imagine in North Cackalacky lol(I know all the southern nicknames for Carolina haha)...the epitome of a social butterfly, Violet is :). She was witty, funny, and always had something positive to say or a encouraging word every time I seen her. Last time I seen auntie was Sept 1, 2019 we all met in Phoenix !:). As we were departing each other She grab the kids hands , then my hand and kissed my cheek ..I watched you as my mom drove off ... :) I was so happy to see you !:) Love you forever I will always miss you ..until I see you again jas


Posted by Jasmin Scott on February 9, 2020
Just thinking of all our sad and fun times growing up with mom, my brother , cousin booker, you and late Uncle Denis.

You and Uncle Denis would always send me to the store to get bananas and soda! Lol

I miss you. I haven’t found your purse yet but I will !☺️Since you have been gone to Heaven, Tucson Banner Medical Center(the Unit that cared for you (I will not put their names for privacy :)) shared your story about a week and half after you passed, at a staff meeting :)..they were amazed :) and stated this is why we do what we do (meaning take the best care of every patient they see).


I am so glad you get to rejoice with God and Jesus everyday in Heaven and be in complete happiness!


...I carry a purple purse everyday in your memory :).Anytime I can get something in purple I do ..my rubbers bands that go around my brackets for my braces are purple ..I seriously get everything I can In purple..ironically the color Jasmin is also purple lol (you and my mom probably have known this for years since my mom’s favorite color is purple , haha )I didn’t know this until I bought my mom a purse 6 months ago and the color was Jasmin! Lol

Love you forever -jas



Posted by Jasmin Scott on January 27, 2020
I miss you Sis, every morning as I was leaving for work you would always look up and say “have a good day Lee love you “ and I would respond I will you have good day too love you see you when I get home. But now I won’t be able to see you when I get home. I know you are home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ... I know you are at peace no more sorrow, no more tears . I love you Sis I love you and I miss you . Carrie “Lee” lil sis
Posted by Staci Hill on January 24, 2020
Unfortunately, I did not have the honor or pleasure of meeting Violet, but I was blessed and honored to have met her first born, my big sister Danita Mitchell. Danita has and will always be one of my Angels for all of the love, support, encouragement, and guidance she has given me for the past 23 years. It is a tragedy that she was separated from her Mom when she was a baby, but to see and know the individual that she is today, is a testament to the fighting and survival spirit that lived within Violet…Danita has that same fight and survival spirit within her. They both were cemented in faith and even thought they spent a lot of years being apart from a physical standpoint, they were ALWAYS connected via their soul, mind, and heart. 

My heart goes out to my big sister and the rest of the family, but please know that Violet is at peace. She is blissfully happy because she has met her maker, and she has reunited with Denis, Diane, Andrew, her parents as well as all of the others who went ahead of her to prepare for her arrival. Violet is having the time of her life right now so please reflect on that during those moments when you find yourself shedding a tear, longing to hug her and/or hear her voice.       
Posted by Danita Mitchell on January 20, 2020
Mom...just wanted you to know. All is well. 

And that your spirit has always been with me. From the day I was born til today, you've lived and abided in me, even though I was raised apart from you. I can remember as a child holding the picture I was given of you (the one above) and wondering what your voice sounded like. I wondered what you liked to eat, how you liked to wear your hair, and how it would feel when I was finally able to hug you. You see Mom...I always knew, even as a child, that one day I would be reunited with you. Like God does, He answered our prayers, and we met again when I was 28 years old. That year you spent in Charlotte getting to know each other answered all my questions and gave me more than you ever knew. Remember, I was raising D and Tranese on my own then. You taught me to speak up for myself. You helped me find my voice and my inner strength and how to fight for what I wanted. Among other things, I found out that our voices sound alike and you loved to sing too. My alto voice comes from you. :-)

It's such a joy now to see you in my children's and grandchildren's faces. When I look in the mirror at myself and look at my children and grandchildren...I see you! You handed down your good looks and unusual smarts too. 

There has never been any judgement or bitterness from me Mom, just prayers. And God has again answered our prayers. He has broken every stronghold over your life, every addiction, every feeling of pain, guilt or shame. You have been healed and chains have been broken. Hallelujah! You are free!

Thank you for allowing yourself to be taken care of the way you deserved during your last days. That was a precious gift that I will accept and remember forever. I know you did that so that we would all have peace. 

Until we meet again, from your "Pretty Girl", Danita, I will always love you...
Posted by Jasmin Scott on January 19, 2020
In Memory of Violet

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
‘Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again I would spend them with you.

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

  -Jim Croce

There never seems to be enough time,
but you will remain in our hearts always.

Love, Alfred
Posted by Jasmin Scott on January 16, 2020
I love you Aunt Violet ! You will forever live in my heart ♥️..I love you so much Jas I will never stop fighting the Good Fight of Faith ! I will see you in Heaven ! I love you.❤️

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Posted by Jasmin Scott on February 11, 2020
The song below I began singing this morning, when I was thinking of our late Great Auntie Violet, whom was also a widow, mother, grandmother, great grand mother, sister, cousin, and friend. Then my thoughts went to Kathleen her mother, my grandmother and ALL OUR family’s lives that was taken prematurely. I smiled and kept singing..

Then my thoughts transition to all OUR family’s struggles and I smiled again and kept singing this time out loud ..

..When I think about the Lord !... It makes me want to Shout Hallelujah!, Thank you Jesus!, Lord!, your Worthy of aAll the glory, all the honor and the praise ! ..


When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you (Violet, Kathleen, Andrew, Diane, Denis, etc)and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground....

When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground......

Makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank You Jesus! Lord, you’re worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the Praise!!
It makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank you Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the praise!

When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground....

When I think about the, Lord
How He raised you and saved you
How He filled you with His Holy Ghost !
How He Healed You to the Uttermost
How He picked you up and turned
You around and Placed your Feet
On solid ground......

Makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank You Jesus! Lord, you’re worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the Praise!!
It makes me want to SHOUT HALLELUJAH!
Thank you Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the Glory and all the Honor and all the praise!


Hallelujah!, Thank You Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the glory , all the honor, and all the praise! It makes me want to Shout Hallelujah!, Thank You Jesus!, Lord your worthy of all the glory, all the honor , and all the praise!!! It makes me want to Shout Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus!, Lord, Your Worthy! All our Honor and all our Praise!

Never forgotten, love you auntie, to the late Kathleen, we will meet you and Carrie Lee will see you again one day ! To God be the Glory Forever and ever Amen!,- love ❤️ Jas and the gang.
Posted by Jasmin Scott on February 10, 2020
  Voice for those in need
  Intelligent
fOrgiving
  Loving
  Empowering
  Touching 

To all those that knew her, she knew a lot of people in Tucson and I can just imagine in North Cackalacky lol(I know all the southern nicknames for Carolina haha)...the epitome of a social butterfly, Violet is :). She was witty, funny, and always had something positive to say or a encouraging word every time I seen her. Last time I seen auntie was Sept 1, 2019 we all met in Phoenix !:). As we were departing each other She grab the kids hands , then my hand and kissed my cheek ..I watched you as my mom drove off ... :) I was so happy to see you !:) Love you forever I will always miss you ..until I see you again jas


Posted by Jasmin Scott on February 9, 2020
Just thinking of all our sad and fun times growing up with mom, my brother , cousin booker, you and late Uncle Denis.

You and Uncle Denis would always send me to the store to get bananas and soda! Lol

I miss you. I haven’t found your purse yet but I will !☺️Since you have been gone to Heaven, Tucson Banner Medical Center(the Unit that cared for you (I will not put their names for privacy :)) shared your story about a week and half after you passed, at a staff meeting :)..they were amazed :) and stated this is why we do what we do (meaning take the best care of every patient they see).


I am so glad you get to rejoice with God and Jesus everyday in Heaven and be in complete happiness!


...I carry a purple purse everyday in your memory :).Anytime I can get something in purple I do ..my rubbers bands that go around my brackets for my braces are purple ..I seriously get everything I can In purple..ironically the color Jasmin is also purple lol (you and my mom probably have known this for years since my mom’s favorite color is purple , haha )I didn’t know this until I bought my mom a purse 6 months ago and the color was Jasmin! Lol

Love you forever -jas



her Life

Some are healed on earth...All are healed in Heaven

We call on you, Jehovah-Rapha – The God who Heals and the Defender of our Heart.

This is the story of Violet’s life. It is a story of hurts and significant loss. However, a story of unconditional love, support, strength, courage and unshakeble faith in God. Some events were told to us over the years by Violet herself and some experienced by close members of her family, Booker Range, Carrie Matthews, Jasmin Scott and Danita Mitchell. We believe that If Violet could speak today, she would urge her family and friends, to get help and not give up on their fight to stop the cycle of drugs and alcohol addiction. To also speak out against and overcome the cycle of sexual, physical and mental abuse. Most importantly, to seek God to truly understand the message of the Cross. Ultimately, there is great victory in this story and in Violet’s life through her Sister, Carrie, her children, grandchildren, great grands, nieces, nephews and other family members. By sharing this, the family prays that it does not shame anyone, but blesses all who reads it.

Violet's birth and early years in Kannapolis, NC

Violet DeCarlo Mitchell Range was born August 3, 1951 to James Mitchell and Kathleen Tidwell in Kannapolis, NC. Violet was taken out of the care of her mother at a young age by Grandpa Joseph and Grandma Alberta Tidwell because her mother Kathleen became addicted to alcohol. Violet’s mother Kathleen Tidwell died at a very young age. Kathleen left two daughters behind Violet DeCarlo Mitchell and Carrie Lee Matthews. Kathleen’s death was tragic and sudden as a result of the use of alcohol.  This along with other childhood abuse and trauma would impact Violet for a lifetime. Nevertheless, Violet had a big heart and a soft spirit.

Birth and surrender of first born, Danita

Her first love was Kenneth Williamson of Kannapolis, NC. Out of this union, her first daughter, Danita Mitchell was born. In Violet’s own words, Danita was her heart, her life, her firstborn child. Violet was fourteen then and was not married to Kenneth. Because of this, Violet at the direction and decision of her Grandparents was urged and forced to give Danita up for adoption. However, Kenneth was awarded custody of Danita, and Violet surrendered her over to his family at only 3 days old. This devastated her. Following this significant event, Violet’s life seemed to take a turn for the worst.
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1940 US Census!

Shared by Jasmin Scott on February 15, 2020
Tidwells! 

Zane Sr.

Shared by Jasmin Scott on February 15, 2020
Zane (he wasn’t a Sr at that time) met Violet, and through their acquaintance, Zane was introduce to Carrie Lee. 

Tyson/Tidwells!❤️

Shared by Jasmin Scott on February 14, 2020
I remember one of the last photos of Zet too on the tractor still taking care of the Tidwell land. -Cousin Judy 


-(still carrying on the Tidwell tradition with her land and tractor !..Violet ❤️ would haven been so proud!!!-❤️ Jazz and Carrie