GRANVILLE NY – Mildred J Mackey, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2018 following a long illness.
She was born on March 6, 1926 in Granville, New York the daughter of the late John E. and Gladys (Williams) Jones.
Millie graduated from Granville Central School in 1945. She owned and operated “Millie’s” diner for 12 years on Main Street in Granville. In May 1965 her prayers were answered, and she attended Mary McClellan School of Nursing and graduated in 1966 in Cambridge, NY. She received and award for “Most Professional On and Off Duty.” She worked for 2 years at Mary McClellan Hospital and 15 years at Pleasant Valley Infirmary for Washington County. She moved to Yuma, AZ to be near her son and family and returned to Granville in the 1990’s.
She was a past member of Peniel Presbyterian Church, attended the Poultney Welsh Church and S. Granville Congregational Church. She was a member of the St. David’s Society.
Mildred was predeceased by her sisters Kate Jones, Elizabeth Trabka, Gladys Aldrich and her two brother’s Robert O Jones and John E. “Jack” Jones. Her former husband of 20 years, Melbourne C. Hicks and husband of 46 years, Walter P. Mackey also predeceased her, as well as a nephew David P. Jones, and a great niece Paula Hartwell . Millie is survived by her beloved son William J Hicks and his wife Charlene, in addition to two grandchildren Jason C. and Jerrod I Hicks and a special step daughter, Ellen Hlubina. She is also survived by a sister-in-law’s Elsie Jones and Anita Jones and several nieces and nephews.
At Millie’s request she will be cremated and there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be planned for the near future.
Mildred J Mackey also requested memorial contributions should you choose, be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 153, Granville, NY 12832 or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Robert M King Funeral Home, Granville. Online condolences may be made at robertmkingfuneralhome.com.