Trey Sermon Parents Odell & Natoshia Mitchell- Sister Oneisha

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The American football running back Trey Sermon was born to parents Odell & Natoshia Mitchell. However, he was raised solely by her mother.

Trey grew up shouldering a lot from a young age. Even more agonizing than that, his mother, Mitchell, suffered unmeasurable pain experiencing the deaths of two children, abusive childhood, and a terrible relationship.

Trey Sermon Pictured Training At The Ohio State University
Trey Sermon Pictured Training At The Ohio State University (Source: Instagram)

An’treyon “Trey” Sermon is an American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

After completing Sprayberry High School, he played collegiate football for the University of Oklahoma and Ohio State University.

The San Francisco 49ers drafted him in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Sermon played nine games for the 49ers before being released on August 31, 2022.

On September 1, 2022, the Philadelphia Eagles claimed off the waivers of Sermon.

Trey Sermon Parents

The running back was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, on January 30, 1999, to parents Odell and Natoshia Mitchell. 

As per the sources, Trey was raised solely by her mother, Natoshia Mitchell.

His mother, Natoshia, had already endured many hardships that could easily break a man’s heart.

Both of her brothers are dead, one of whom was shot seven times. Her mother died in an untimely fashion. Two weeks later, her father also passed away in a car accident.

Additionally, she grew up with an abusive childhood and later entered an abusive relationship.

Trey Sermon With His Mother Natoshia Mitchell And Sister Oneisha
Trey Sermon With His Mother Natoshia Mitchell And Sister Oneisha (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Moreover, Natoshia lost two children before she turned 30. Her firstborn, Antonio Brazel, was just two when Natoshia’s abusive husband killed him. Years later, her second-born, a daughter, died at birth.

Presently, she resides in Georgia and has two grown children; daughter Oneisha and son Trey.

Through all the hardships, Natoshia completed her doctorate in psychology from the University of Arizona after completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Moreover, she is the CEO of the nonprofit organization named Arise by Faith.

Additionally, Natoshia published a book, “When My Soul Cried,” detailing much of her first life.

Talking about Trey’s sister, Oneisha, is four years older than Trey and the mother of a daughter named A’Mia.

Trey’s Mother Is An Example Of Resilience

Despite all the hardships, Natoshia has taught her son resilience. She has been a true source of inspiration always to thrive and move forward.

She is honest when discussing her past, as she went so far as to describe it in a 136-page book that she hopes will motivate others who have had similar problems.

In the book “When My Soul Cried,” she extensively describes much hatred, sadness, and misery she experienced in her first life.

Natoshia has not only inspired her children but also millions who come across her book.

“That was kind of a big thing for me,” he said in an interview about his mother’s hardship, “just to see her handle multiple things and still take care of us, have a roof over our heads, just doing all that.”

Trey’s mother didn’t instruct him on how to evade a defender or find a running lane but set an example of toughness every day.

Anil Chapagain
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