Mildred P. Morris, 92 of Douglasville, passed away Feb. 21, at Powder Springs Nursing facility. She was born in Blackshear, GA., on June 14, 1920. Mrs. Morris was known for her vibrant personality and loved to help others. She dearly loved spending her summers on Martha’s Vineyard Island, MA.
Mildred was a graduate of the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA, receiving her Liberal Arts Degree in 1941. Known for her award winning paintings, she shared many of her landscape, seashore, flower, wildlife and portraits with family and friends, who still treasure them deeply. Mrs. Morris was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Douglasville, where she organized and participated in the “Wesley Walk” at Stone Mountain. During WW II she worked at Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, assisting amputees of foreign war. She was later employed in the graphics art department of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Surviving are her nephews John Williams and wife Lynn of Thurmond, NC, Maury Hiers and wife Charlene of Ogden, UT and Richard Hiers of Las Cruces, NM; nieces Cindy Chandler and husband Jeff of Douglasville, GA (who were a tremendous asset to Mildred in her later years), Mildred Williams of Elkin, NC, Jeannine Sample and husband Leon of Alexandria, VA, Cindy Boudreau and husband Scott of Weston, MA, Susan Matthews of Palatka, GA. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband Joe Morris and son William Jennings.
A special word of thanks from the family is extended to employees of Hospice and those at Grace Assisted Living in Douglasville for their assistance and care in the last six years.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 25, from 1 until 2 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Scott Hughes and Rev. John Pinson will officiate. Interment will follow at Douglasville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Mildred’s name to the First United Methodist Church, 6167 Prestley Mill Rd., Douglasville, GA 30134.
Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory online may do so at www.whitleygarner.com.
Arrangements by Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA, Phone 770-942-4246.