MILDRED FLEMING

Died: Mon., Jul. 27, 2020


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 31, 2020
Location: WOMACK MEMORIAL CME CHURCH


Interment following funeral service

Sat., Aug. 01, 2020
Location: CROWN HILL CEMETERY


Visitation

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 01, 2020
Location: WOMACK MEMORIAL CME CHURCH


Private Services

12:00 PM Sat., Aug. 01, 2020
Location: WOMACK MEMORIAL CME CHURCH


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Obituary

 

        Mildred Marie Howard Fleming was born March 10 1932, to Charlotte M. Howard and Milton O’Banion. 

              She professed a love for Christ and was baptized at an early age. Mildred attended Crispus Attucks High School and earned a degree in Business Science from Indiana Business College.  Mildred joined Womack Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, over 40 years ago, where she remained a faithful member  until her death.

During her tenure at Womack she severed in many capacities to include President of the Senior Usher Board, President of the Bereavement Committee, and Secretary for the Official Board, and Member of the  Missionary Society. Mildred was the brains behind many of Womack’s High Stepping Fashion Shows, of which she not only took to the Stage, but “stole the show” herself.  Mildred could bring style and elegance to any room. Mildred was always ready to serve wherever and whenever she was needed. Mildred did anything she could to serve the Lord.

Mildred met and married the love of her life, Mr. Douglas Fleming Jr. on December 8, 1951. Mildred remained a devoted wife until his passing on November 6, 2018.  To this union 6 children were born. Mildred was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was very proud to be the Matriarch of five generations.

Mildred was a kind and loving person. She had a sweet gentle spirit, and made everyone feel loved. She was known for her cooking especially, her famous lemon cake, potatoe salad and cornbread dressing. She could whip you up a little something in 30 seconds or less.  Everything she cooked was delicious.  She was once told that “she would have you eating stuff you do not like, because her cooking is soooo good”.  Her passion for cooking coupled with the love for her family had her up bright and early every Sunday morning preparing Sunday dinner. Her children and grandchildren, would all gather at her house, after church service for a good ole snack. It was too the point where our church members would ask, “what did Mrs. Fleming prepared for you all to eat”.  Every Sunday was like a holiday at grand mommy’s house

When Mildred’s health began to fail the Sunday gathers turned into, Saturday afternoon gathers.    Instead of Mildred putting her love into a delicious meal, we would order already cooked chicken & pizza.  Nonetheless, it was still like a holiday because we were at grand mommy’s house.

Mildred was an avid voter and worked the polls with her husband every year until they were no longer physically able. Mildred retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where she worked as the only female in the office, and the first black freight rate clerk.

Mildred leaves to cherish her memory six children, Rhonda Glover(Gerald), Lesley Sims, Douglas Fleming III, Kerry Johnson (Darrell), Leah White, Lance Fleming (Micole), step-daughter, Wanda Jean Fleming Brittain, (Tommy,  deceased), 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, sister, Vivian B. Allen (Henry, deceased), brother, Larry O’Banion (Crystal), and a host of relatives and friends.

 

Lovingly Submitted

 

 

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