Rickey L. Mitchell was born and raised in Miami, Florida, in the Liberty City community projects.
Mitchell graduated from Miami Central High School and earned an Associates degree in Mortuary Science as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Miami Dade College.
While attending college, Mitchell worked part-time at a funeral home and full-time for the State of Florida Youth Services.
After 25 years of service, Rickey L. Mitchell retired with the Miami-Dade County Police; 1981 to 2006.
Mitchell continues to serve in the private sector of Miami Dade-County, where he owns and operated Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc. for the past 36 years which is still a beacon in the community.
Mitchell continued his education and graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, M.S. Degree. He also earned a doctoral degree from Lynn University, becoming Dr. Rickey L. Mitchell and later a J.D. in Law.
"I will continue serving my community by fighting for the right of others. I am a true Miami native, and I am proud to call it home." - Rickey L. Mitchell