OBITUARY

Mildred A Beatty

8 September, 19196 January, 2021

At the age of 101 years old, Mildred Avis Beatty went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6th, 2021. She was a long time devoted Christian, and member of Gardendale Mount Vernon Methodist Church. Mrs. Beatty was born on September 8th 1919 to James Thomas Franklin and Burla Franklin in Eldorado, Alabama. She later moved to Fieldstown, Alabama, near Gardendale, where she lived with her husband, George B. Beatty, daughter, Wanda F. Salmon, and son, Gerald B. Beatty. Mildred attended Mineral Springs Elementary School, Graysville Junior High School, and Minor High School. In connection with her later work, she attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham College. Mrs. Beatty was employed as the lunchroom manager at Mineral Springs Elementary School, McGraw Edison Company, Singer Sewing Machine Company, and then worked many years at Occupational Rehabilitation Center, as an accomplished seamstress, and artistic decorator. She was honored by receiving The Good Samaritan Award for the City of Birmingham, in 1979, for her work with challenged individuals, assisting them in becoming productive citizens in the community, and the work place. Mildred was a civic-minded person, working at food banks, and other functions, in her community. Mrs. Beatty is survived by her daughter; Wanda Faye Beatty Salmon; daughter-in-law Millie Beatty; grandchildren, Carol Ruth Salmon, Keith Beatty (Michele), Shannon Phoenix (Taz), and Kimberly Avis Hollis; great-grandchildren, Sara Grace, Graham, Hensley, Eli, and Caleb Beatty, Rachael, and Laura Kirby, Erin, and Jacob Hollis; niece, Gloria Fields Roberts; and special friends, Joyce Fields Blankenship, Walter and Tillie Robertson; along with many nieces, nephews, neighbors, and church friends. Mrs. Beatty is predeceased in death by her husband; George B. Beatty, her son; Gerald B. Beatty, her father and mother; James Thomas and Burla Franklin, her sisters; Ruth Hand and Edith Fields, her nephew; Granville Vaughn, her niece, Frances Mansell; grand-son-in law Jeff Hollis, and many other family and friends. We love You, Mother and Mama Mid, and life will never be the same. You will always be in our hearts.

A visitation service will be held on Wednesday, January 13th 2021, at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel from 1:00 until 2:00 pm. At 2:30 pm, Reverend Keith Beatty and Reverend Mike Irons will deliver a graveside service at Mount Olive Cemetery. Services directed by Ridout’s Gardendale.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 13 January , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, 13 January , 2021

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Agnes Ferris

14 January 2021

My Heartfelt Condolences to Mrs. Beatty's Family,
Mrs. Beatty and I worked together at ORC. I was the communications skills instructor for the blind and visually impaired. I enjoyed working with her. She was a very nice person and did a lot to help her clients. She always added something special to our Christmas pot lucks by showcasing her wonderful cooking talents with some tasty dishes all of us enjoyed.
Agnes Ferris

Kermit Dooley

13 January 2021

Mildred was a sweet lady who I always enjoyed seeing and talking with we always talked about her sister Ruth Hand and her son Gerald both of who I worked with at McGraw Edison she was very sharp minded and had a great memory about the years she spent at McGraw Edison helping produce M-1 rifle barrels during World War 2, she was a christen lady of great faith and loved her home and living in Fields Town and the many friends she had, I was blessed to call her my friend, although we did not work at McGraw Edison at the same time we felt connected there, I will dearly miss her, Rest In Heavenly Peace my friend job well done in this old world. Love You

Joyce Blankenship

11 January 2021

It is about 81 years of memories I have of Mildred, my second Mom. I was only 3 years old when she and G.B. moved next door to my Mom, Dad, Granny and Me. We had a wonderful relationship
as neighbors and best friends. She helped raise me and my Mom helped raise her two, Wanda and Gerald. As I look out my window today, I can still see her in my mind. However, she is now gone to a better country, the one she longed to see so often. I cherish all the good times we had together and I'm so thankful she crossed my path in this life. We will meet again. Rest in peace Mama Mid.

Mary Holt

7 January 2021

So sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY