Mildred "Millee" S. Gastley died peacefully of advanced dementia on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Wellington Place in Kennesaw. She was 86 years young.
Millee was born in Danielsville on November 15, 1926, the daughter of the late Buford and Audrey Brown Smith. She attended Madison County High School and graduated in 1945. Millee was preceded in death by her late husband John Milton Gastley, Homer.
Survivors include a son, John Lee Gastley (Mary), Charleston, S.C.; daughter, Kay Gastley Milam (Joey), Kennesaw; three grandchildren, Mary Margaret Gastley, Jonathan Andrew "Andy" Milam, and Audrey Leigh Milam; brother, Buford Leeon Smith (Marlyn), Elberton; and two nephews, Clipper Smith and Ty Smith.
She was a long-time member of the Avondale Patillo United Methodist Church in Avondale, where she was in the Joy Class. She loved going to nursing homes and singing with "Kay's Crew." She also volunteered at Our House, a daycare center for homeless children, in Decatur.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. prior to the service. A reception will be held at Wildwood Baptist Church in Acworth immediately following the service. Interment will be at Nails Creek Baptist Church in Banks County at 3:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Andrew "Andy" Milam, Clipper Smith, Clipper Smith II, Don David, Bruce Williamson and Mike Barlow. Honorary pallbearer will be Ty Smith.
The family would like to thank the staff of Wellington Place and Agape Hospice Care for their loving care of our beloved mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Millee's memory.
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, is in charge of arrangements.