Mildred “Millie” Willis, 89, of Jefferson City, formerly of Mexico, died at 10:57 a.m., Monday Jan. 21, 2019, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City.

   Funeral services will be held at Noon, Saturday Jan. 26, 2019, at Pickering Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Mueller officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

   Mildred was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Mexico, the daughter of Ira and Bessie (Gray) Charles. On Dec. 2, 1945, in Mexico, she married Elbert “Willie” Willis who preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2010.

   Millie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. Millie enjoyed traveling all over with her husband. Some of her favorite things to do were play Canasta with her ladies card club, listen to country music and spend time with her loved ones.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. 

   Survivors include one daughter Teresa “Teka” Willis and wife Evie of Mexico; two grandchildren, Kimberly Gish of Wardsville, Mo., and Jared Hunt and wife Angela, Jefferson City; five great grandchildren, Tyler and Parker Gish and Madden Hunt, and Andrew and Audrey Hunt; and several nieces and nephews.

   In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie P. Martin and Zola May Foreman; and two brothers, Glen and Irvin Charles.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

Teka and Evie I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I knew her from church and she always had a smile. - Mary Jane Tyra
Jared and Angela so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you both and children. - Love DiDi

Teka and family, sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and the family. - Bill & Donna Willis

We are very sorry for the loss of Grandma Millie. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Sincerely, The Ferguson family - Lisa Ferguson

Jared and Angela: Thinking of you and your family at this time. May God bless you. Sincerely, David and Janet Potts - David and Janet Potts

So sorry for your loss. I loved her very much. Reminded me of my mother. Will miss her very much. - Cynda Foreman

My sincere sympathy to all of Millie's family from a fellow Presbyterian. While she was still in Mexico, I always looked forward to seeing and speaking with her every Sunday morning. May the Good Lord bless all of you. - Nan Cox

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. - Ray and Jean Rush

Grandma Millie will be missed. Hugs and prayers to Jared and Angela and your littles. - Stephanie and Ryan Williams

Teka, Evie, Kimberly, Jared and Angela: Mildred is home now with all of her family. I can hear her and Grandma Elsie arguing back and forth while trying to tell each other what to do! She and Grandma Elsie were so much alike, not only with their looks, but with their temperament as well. It is hard to believe that all of them are gone now. Mildred and Grandma were the last ones. All we have now are the memories. We will keep everyone in our prayers. Jeff and Lisa McCubbins

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