Orion Mitchell

orion mitchell
Our beloved Orion James-Padric Mitchell, passed away on July 28, 2023 at the age of 21. Orion was born on October 16, 2001 in Monterey, California to Mitch Mitchell and Sherri Zimmerman.

Orion had the most amazing and hilarious laugh, was serious yet goofy.  He adored and doted on his cats Chungus and Weenie and loved camping with his friends.  He will be so very missed and eternally loved by his family and friends.

Orion is survived by his father Mitch Mitchell and wife, Mia Aguilar, his mother Sherri Zimmerman and husband, Frank; siblings, Declan Mitchell, Eala Mitchell, Skyler Mitchell, Adele Aguilar, and Bradley Zimmerman; and grandparents; Paul Elmore, William Huron and Barbara Barr, in addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins.


A Memorial Service for close family and friends will be Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Lux Funeral Home Chapel.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society, https://www.humanesociety.org/ or planting a tree in honor of Orion.


Memorial Service: Saturday, August 5, 2023 11:00 am

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 Business 35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


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  1. Sherri and Family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know my loving thoughts and prayers embrace you each and every day.

    • Sherri, Declan, Ela and family.
      We will always cherish our times with you in VA. Always laughter and love with our kids. I know heaven gained an angel and Orion is smiling down on you.
      I love you all and am here always for you all. Angie ,Steve , Rachel John..

  2. I’d do anything to be there with you all, I’m so sorry and am praying for you. You are an amazing and kind family, and you will all carry him in your hearts. May Orion rest in peace.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. There are no words to express just how deeply saddened I am for your loss. Orion was loved and will always be in our hearts. I am so thankful for the opportunity that I had to share with him and your family. You all are amazing people and I love you. Rest in peace Orion

  4. I remember in the summer of 2009 I returned from Iraq shortly after Sherri and Frank. They’d had time to set up a super sweet house with EVERYTHING the kids could want. Orion was very kind and cool with my children. They played video games and swam together. Orion’s passing is a HUGE loss to all of and especially his family and friends. You are in my prayers and on my speed dial should you need me. I love you so much NP and will walk to the moon to have your back!

  5. Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us everyday,
    Unseen, unheard, but ALWAYS near,
    So loved, so misses, so very dear. ❤️

    Sending hugs and prayers 🙏 during this time. Our deepest condolences for your loss.

  6. Sherri, Frank, Declan, and Eala, Jack and I send our deepest condolences and all our love. I cannot imagine your agony. 💔💔💔💔

  7. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you ❤️

    Tony, Nichole, Michael, and Katelyn

  8. Dear Mitch and Mia,
    I am sending my deepest and most sincere sympathy to the loss of your precious, Orion. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult season. Much love and comfort to you and your entire family.

  9. Sherri and Family, our deepest sympathy and condolences on this untimely loss. May God keep you in his comfort as you navigate this most difficult time.

  10. Sending my deepest sympathy to Mitch and family. I’m so very sorry Mitch. Sending love and prayers to all.

  11. I’m so sorry and heart broken for the loss of dear Orion. You and your family are in my prayers for this devastating time. I’m here for you.

  12. I met Orion just last year at his fathers birthday party. I was thrilled to meet my great nephew and niece. They both sat with me the entire time. What a joy they were. Orion was easy to talk to and such a giving personality. I cannot imagine your pain. I’m so very sorry..

  13. Sherri & family, our deepest sympathies in this time of need. Please know that we love you and you are in our prayers daily. All of the Sagers fondly remember the great times we spent with Orion and all of you when we were in Chesapeake. We are here for you.

  14. Sherri, Eala, Declan, and family- my heart is broken. Sending hugs and prayers to you all! Love always. -Ashlee Heath

  15. Sherri and Family,
    Sending our deepest sympathies and lots of love to you during this difficult time.
    Marc and Pam Williams and Family

  16. Orion was one of my most long time friends of all time. Every time I spoke to him, it made my entire day better. It is hard to keep going when those who were so close to us were lost, but we must live for they would want us to do so as well. I write this message as I regretfully could not show up to the service. But I will miss Orion will all of my heart and soul. I hope the best for their family going forward and am sorry for their loss. I will never forget Orion and always remember him as one of my best friends who I always loved.

  17. In the quiet moments of remembrance,

    I find myself adrift in the memories we painted together across the sun-kissed horizons of California. Each laughter-infused moment, every conversation, they are imprinted on my heart with the indelible ink of his spirit. Our shared journey through the flows of mental health carved a bond that transcended the ordinary—a sanctuary of understanding in a world that often feels relentless.

    With his untimely departure, it feels as though a piece of my own essence has been gently untethered, leaving behind an aching void, a visceral stab in the fabric of my being. The waves of grief that now wash over me are a testament to the depth of the connection lost, to the cherished companion who once stood beside me, now a whisper in the wind.

    As I navigate this world feeling alone, I am reminded of the strength they found in vulnerability, the courage they displayed in confronting the shadows of the mind. It’s a path we walked together, and now, I must tread with a heavy heart, carrying both our battles against the silent storms.

    To the family, friends, and all those graced by Orion’s presence—our collective loss binds us in a silent fellowship of grief. May we find solace in the shared fragments of time, the conversations that linger in the air, and the promise to honor their legacy by holding tight to the threads of love and understanding they wove into our lives.

    Rest amongst the stars, where your light can forever dance freely. You have touched the depths of my soul, and I shall carry your memory with a tender fierceness as I continue to brave the journey of life, a journey you so profoundly impacted.

    In sorrow, yet with enduring love and remembrance,

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