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Our History... Founded in 1853 by Frank Staffan, the funeral home business has been passed down from father to son for several generations. The Mitchell family moved to Chelsea in 1981.  John Sr. and Gloria Mitchell bought the Staffan Funeral Home from George and Kathryn Staffan, ending a four-generation Staffan legacy.
About Green Burial Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home continues to be leaders in the industry. We are proud to offer biodegradable caskets, burial shrouds, environmentally friendly embalming fluid, and burial wash.
Memorial Keepsakes Who was this loved one? What were their passions, their beliefs? What did they like to do in their spare time? Who did they love and what were the gifts and joys they gave to us? A memorial should reflect and pay tribute to the person it commemorates.


In 2001 the Mitchell family moved the funeral home from the downtown district to its current location at 901 N. Main St. As one of the newest funeral homes built in Washtenaw County, the 8,000 square-foot barrier-free building is spacious and open. It radiates a warm, home-like atmosphere.

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Funeral Service in Stockbridge is provided by the Mitchell Family.  John and Gloria, and  son Johnny and his wife Cindy purchased the business from the Caskey family in August of 1995. In 2004 Mike Mitchell joined the business and now the brothers run the operation together.  Since 1995 the Mitchell family has been fortunate to carry on the tradition of care that had been set by the Milner and Caskey Families.

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Cynthia G. Burch

Cynthia G. Burch, age 63, of Brighton, MI, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.  She was born on January 14, 1956 in LaRochelle, France, the daughter of John C. and Ardala (Hersch) Erskine.

Cindy had lived in the Brighton area for the past five years, moving from Hartland, MI. She devoted her life to raising her children and grandchildren. She loved spending time outdoors and taking long walks on trails. She was a social butterfly and was loved by everyone. Cindy had the gift of making everyone she spent time with feel special.

She is survived by her six children, Damion (Jennifer) Burch of Brighton, Jill (Sara) Burch of Ann Arbor, Rachel (Joseph) Johnson of Brighton, Sylvia (Sarah) Burch of Orlando, FL, David (Taylor) Burch of Brighton, and Becca (Adam Benham) Burch of Frisco, TX; eight grandchildren, Lyla Wisner of Ypsilanti, Ashur and Sophia Burch, both of Brighton, and Myles, Graham, Emmett, Reid, and Maverick Johnson, all of Brighton; one brother, John (LeAnna) Erskine of Jackson, Tammy (Bill) Dawson of Capac, and Karie (Mike) Bologna of Raleigh, NC; uncle, Jeff (Shelly) Erskine of Pinckney, and aunts, Joan (Michael) Dawsey of Charleston, SC and Jan Sundstrom of Tallahassee, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her significant other, Patrick Campbell, and his son, Leo Campbell, of Brighton. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Erskine, as well as her mother and her father.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.


0 #4 Sandra & Tom Mette 2019-04-23 06:58
We have you in our hearts and in our prayers. We are greatly sorry for your loss. No words can express what you are going thru. Having your family around you is so comforting. Cindy RIP. You will be remembered by all who knew you and laughed with you. Love and condolences to the family
0 #3 Carmen adames 2019-04-22 20:40
My deepest condolences for you and your family .May the Lord give you strength .
0 #2 Marion Burch 2019-04-22 13:33
My condolences to my nieces and nephews and their families. Such a great loss Cindy was a fun loving person who will be missed by many. She is in Good Hands today please take comfort in that. God Bless all of you at this sad time. Love Aunt Marion
0 #1 Peggy Raymond Johnso 2019-04-21 23:05
I am so sorry for your loss. The pain and grief you're suffering is unimaginable.

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