He was born in Frederick, Md. on Jan. 25, 1961, to the late Dodrell Rader.
Mitchell is survived by his mother, Eline Melita Rader, of Blacksburg; sisters Dianne Melita Rader (Lynn) and Dawn Rader Graham (Will); brothers Darren Michael Rader and Derrick Matthew Rader (Rintha); nieces Destiny, Amber, and Nikki; nephews Timmy “T.W.”, Dustin, Dalton, and Scotty; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friend Chris Hughes and family.
Mitchell was a friend to many. He never met a stranger and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved children. While he never had any of his own, he loved his nieces and nephews and his great-nieces and great-nephews very much.
A memorial service was conducted on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmie Lee Price officiating.