Mildred S. Austin

Born December 14, 1922

Mildred, 88, of Charlotte passed away peacefully June 29, 2011. Mildred, the eldest daughter of the late Harry H. and Ferrie T. Spurrier was born on December 14, 1922. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James F. Austin, brothers, Tommy Spurrier and Bobby Spurrier, sister, Gladys Bowers, grandson, Ricky Henderson, and granddaughter, Dana Maynor. She is survived by her son, James F. Austin of Atlanta, Ga., daughters, Carolyn Henderson and husband, Richard, Shirley Tench and husband, Don, Lisa Mace and husband, Charles (Hank) of Charlotte and 7 grand and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a long standing member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and a member of numerous community groups. Mildred was known for her honesty, integrity and independence and was loved by many. She retired from BASF Corporation and enjoyed her many years after retirement. A service to celebrate her life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Reverend Billy Towery officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, 10:00-11:00a.m. Interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. Bearing the casket will be Kevin Avant, Mike Griffin, Russell Austin, Gary Cooke, Grady Hulon and Christopher Austin. The family would like to extend special thanks to all of her Health Care Providers. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1915 Oakdale Rd., Charlotte, NC, 282l6. The family will be at Mildred's home.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 2, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mildred S. Austin

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Jim Jr & Kim Tench

July 11, 2011

Shirley & Family,
May the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Frankie Tipton

July 5, 2011

I worked with Mildred for many years at BASF and she was such a good influence in my life. I like to think that she helped raise me since I was far from home. I pray that her family find peace and comfort knowing that she is with the Lord.

Linda Schuster

July 1, 2011

My Aunt Mildred will be truly missed. I believe she was the oldest sibling and lived a wonderful life she loved her family and kept them close to her heart. I pray that your pain from her loss will subside as you know that she is in a great place that you all will see her again. Sincerely, Linda Spurrier Schuster

Pat and Kim Glover

July 1, 2011

Lisa and Family
We are so sorry to here of your loss, Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. We love you Lisa and if you need us we will be there. We will put you and your family in our prayers.

The Glovers

Deeda and Ken Coffey

July 1, 2011

Lisa and family, we are keeping you all in our prayers. Love, Deeda and Ken

Brenda Templin

July 1, 2011

Shirley, Carolyn, and Lisa

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you go through this difficult time and as you try to adjust to life without your wonderful Mom. She was a special lady and will be greatly missed by all. Jimmy and I love all of you and will always be there for you for whatever you may need.

Brenda and Jimmy Templin

July 1, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about Mildred. She was so nice and sweet and very energetic. We know how much you will miss her. Our sincere sympathy. We love you. Dora Sue and David Smith, Sparta, NC

Debra Taylor

July 1, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Mildred and I had a very special bond and I will miss her dearly but I know she is in a better place and very happy to beable to hear clearly and to take a deep breath.She is where we all long to be one day.So this isnt good-bye just a little time in between until we meet again.Phil.1:3 Love and prayers to you all Debra