Warren and Sylvia Mitchell of Collinsville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 21, 2013 with their family by having a dinner celebration.
Warren and the former Sylvia Blandon were married on Sept. 21, 1963 at a private ceremony in East St. Louis, IL by Bishop J.P. Coleman.
Warren is retired from State Community College and is active with Wilkerson Chapel.
Sylvia is a retired SIUE Nursing Instructor and is active with her grandchildren.
They have 3 sons: Paul (Diane) Blandon of Collinsville, IL; Eric (Terri) Mitchell of Granite City, IL; and Marc (Peggy) Mitchell of Glen Carbon, IL.
They have 7 grandchildren: Paula Blandon, Marcus Blandon, Ashley Blandon, Jabari Mitchell, Kamali Mitchell, Oliver Mitchell and Riley Jo Mitchell.