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We are the parents, siblings, sons, nieces and nephews of Candice Cade Mitchell or "Aunt Kim" as we called her.  We are committed to sharing the life and legacy of this extraordinary women of faith, courage and inspiration. It is our our prayer that people that read her story will find hope and inspiration to achieve the impossible. The cheery, optimistic spirit of Candice Cade Mitchell lives on every day in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her.

 

Candice Cade Mitchell was a very simple woman. She loved God and everyone with who she came into contact with. She cherished the time she spent raising her three sons with her husband. Education was something that Candice valued, which was evident by how she never stopped learning. Whether it was by taking classes at Huston-Tillotson University or through the many counseling certifications she earned. She preached the importance of education to her friends, family and even her co-workers. When she was not raising her children or at work, Candice could be found serving at her church each and every Sunday. During her time at Silverlake Church, Candice served in many different areas, however she spent the majority of her time leading the couples ministry with her husband and counseling individuals.

 

Candice was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2012. She went through a very aggressive form of treatment that consisted of a double mastectomy and multiple rounds of chemotherapy. In the spring of 2013, Candice successfully completed her treatment and was given a clean bill of health. Years passed and Candice’s health improved, but that wouldn’t stop cancer from returning. In the fall of 2015, Candice was again diagnosed with a second form of cancer in her lymph nodes. In the Spring of 2016, Candice had another procedure performed at Memorial Hermann Hospital to have the cancerous mass removed. Following the surgery, Candice would complete six more rounds of chemotherapy. This didn’t stop her from living and learning. While undergoing chemo treatments, Candice spoke at fundraising events, church seminars and even at prominent sorority events. She enrolled into a program at Huston-Tillotson University that would allow her to complete her degree in Psychology. September 20, 2016, Candice completed her last round of chemotherapy, and like only Candice could, she made sure she had on her crown and high heels. Radiation would follow a few months after and her health would vary from day-to-day yet she never complained! After completing radiation treatment her team of doctors suggested that she enter into a clinical trial. This trial sustained Candice up until the end.

October 3, 2017, Candice Cade Mitchell, surrounded by loved ones, finished her fight with cancer and passed away peacefully in her sleep. Her legacy of unspeakable joy, inspiration and perseverance lives on through this foundation and the many people it will support, just like the many people she touched during her life.

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