Mildred S. Wier

February 3, 1921May 13, 2018

The writer of “Happenings Along the Way to Heaven” has reached her destination. Tillie (Mildred) Wier, age 97, heard the call on Sunday the 13th day of May, 2018 (Mother’s Day), climbed aboard and reached the celestial city where Jesus met her surrounded by her friends and family. Tillie’s family left to cherish her memory are son Ronald Dale Wier and wife Ethel Rose, daughters Dortha Gray and husband Allen Dale, Wanda Cook and husband Dexter. Grandchildren Jennifer Johnson and husband Clint, Sarah Thomas and husband Ty, Rachel Sandrock and husband Mike, Jessica Wilson and husband Chris, and David Jones and wife Ashley. Great grandchildren Sam Johnson, James Jones, Jacob Sandrock, Aaron Sandrock, Makayla Sandrock, Madelynn Wilson, Alice Jones, and Griffin Jones. Sisters Cora Starnes, Kathleen Castleberry, and Audrey Eckelman, and brother Jerry Smith. She was loved by numerous other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by parents Walter A. and Esther Smith, brothers Walter Alvin (Bubbie) Smith, Lawrence Alton (Sonny) Smith, and Bryan W. (BeBe) Smith and sister Elaine Piwetz. Tillie was a member of Garden Oaks Baptist Church. She lived a full and active life. Her greatest testimony was her firm belief in God and that Jesus’ death on the cross wiped away her sins and gave her eternal life. This is the greatest privilege of every believer. Because Tillie had a personal relationship with God and faith in immortality, death became a natural part of her whole life process and the beginning of life’s greatest adventure. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Grand Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.


  • Clint Johnson
  • Sam Johnson
  • Mike Sandrock
  • Chris Wilson
  • Don Gray
  • Ty Thomas


  • Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 21, 2018

Mildred S. Wier

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Cathy R Levandowski

May 18, 2018

Ronnie, Dortha, and Wanda,
Your Mom meant so much to so many that words cannot express. I remember she told my Mom [CoCo] about the three week camp for kids - Puluxy. So, Norma and I when with you and Wanda for THREE WEEKS. The first year was hard, but the second year the time went by rather quickly, probably helped by the guys we met there. Remember the three sheets of toilet paper rule? Some memories never go away! Where did your Mom get those good ideas?

Sorry we will miss the service as we will be out of town. As her light shined when she was here, it shines evermore while she is away.
Much love and blessing to you all. Cathy and Eddie Levandowski

Judith Yannarelli

May 15, 2018

My sincere condolences to my friend, Dortha, on the loss of her dear mother, Mildred. She is now your forever angel. Hugs!! from South Carolina.

Joey Piwetz

May 15, 2018

I used to always sneak under her window at the office when I would be in town seeing my dad. I would crawl on the floor under the window and up to her desk and pop up and scare her so good. She will be missed. It was always a HIGHLIGHT to receive her letters in the mail, and of course the highlight magazines with the seek and finds in them.