Update 3/15/07: Repass at 3PM after burial at Ft. Mitchell: Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Northlake, 7336 Bear Lane Columbus, GA 31909 (706) 507-7200
Update 3/14/17: Services will be held this Friday, the 17th. Wake will begin at 11AM and the Service at 12noon. Location: McMullen Funeral Home, 3874 Gentian Boulevard, Columbus, GA 31907
Update 3/13/17: Jay is at peace. He passed Saturday. Jay's father wants everyone to know how thankful he is of the support they have received during this difficult time. Information concerning services will be posted as they are finalized and decided upon by the family.
Update 3/8/17: Jay is currently at hospice and breathing on his own. Continued thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated by his family.
Update 3/6/17: Jay will be moved to hospice care today. The family asks for continued prayers and good thoughts.
Update on 3/3/17: There was a meeting today at the hospital with all of Jay’s family members, a representative from the military, and Christina, representing his corporate family. This morning at 9:40AM the doctors in a very clear detailed manner explained to Jay what to expect and that the breathing apparatus is helping him stay alive. He was asked very clearly three times if he wanted to remain this way. They asked him yes or no questions in different ways and each time he immediately responded in the negative. They will be moving Jay to hospice either Sunday night or Monday. At that point, they will make him as comfortable as possible, give him the meds he needs for pain, and then remove the breathing apparatus. It could be minutes, it could be hours, but they don’t expect him to be able to sustain life on his own for a day. We asked why this was happening so shortly after the stroke on Saturday as it has only been six days. The doctor said it is due to the location of the stroke and the type of stroke that occurred. The current stage that he is in, will be the stage he will remain. He has Locked-In Syndrome where the patient is aware but cannot move or communicate. We asked if visitors are welcome the next two days. His father asks that any visits with Jay be brief, as this is very taxing on him. ** About JAY MITCHELL – our friend Jay works on the Finance Team at our Alpharetta Office and recently suffered a stroke on Saturday 2/25/2017. He wasn’t feeling well that morning and luckily his fiancé Toya took him to the hospital where they found a clot. He underwent emergency surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma as a result from Saturday’s stroke. Doctors’ have slowly reduced the amount of medication and Jay has since opened his eyes. He is able to blink his eyes when in pain, he did so for his arms and legs, which is good news. Doctors are monitoring him closely, only time will tell how well he will recover. We will keep everyone updated as much as we can. Jay is only 28 and already a cancer survivor. He had cancer at the age of 10 and was part of the Make a Wish Foundation. Jay is currently in the Army Reserves. While on active duty, Jay served as Delta Company commander of the 1st battalion / 167th infantry regiment; "4th Alabama", where he saw two combat tours in Afghanistan. Jay is recently engaged to Toya, they have known each other since high school and Jay has helped raise Talin (8 years old) for the past 6 six years that they’ve been together. As his co-workers, we have seen how generous Jay is with his time and commitment to helping others. No matter how stressed out or how hectic his day was, he always made himself available to others. He was a calming presence. His efforts to put other’s needs before his own is humbling and we are truly lucky to know him. He’s fought off cancer and fought for our country, now let’s fight for him and do what we can to help Jay through his road to recovery. Recovery from a stroke is a lifelong process, please consider donating to alleviate the medical and rehabilitation bills so Jay and his family can focus on him getting better and getting back to the life he has ahead of him with Toya and Talin.