OBITUARY

Mildred Arlene Banwell-Billington

July 16, 1933June 6, 2011

Millie Arlene Banwell-Billington, RN Williamston Born July 16, 1933, in Kankakee, IL; died June 6, 2011, at the age of 77. Millie was a graduate of the Englewood School of Nursing, Chicago, IL. She loved spending time at the cottage on Burt Lake and to entertain in her home. She enjoyed taking care of all animals and was an avid reader. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Billington, and grandson, Justin “Jup” Chapman. Surviving are her daughters, Deborah Banwell and Pamela (Joe) Rankin; sons, Todd (Kathleen) Banwell and Craig (Christina) Banwell; grandchildren, Jessica Banwell, Ryan Banwell, Nichole Barry and Tracy McClain; step-grandchildren, Emily and Ben Rankin; and sister, Marcy (Terry) Morgan. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston, and where the family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Millie Banwell-Billington. Online condolences may be sent to www.gorslineruncimanwilliamston.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, June 10, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, June 10, 2011
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Terri Bailey

June 11, 2011

Deb, I just heard about your parents. I am so sorry - I know how precious they both were to you and your whole family. I wish I had wonderful words of consolation for you, but just know that I love you and will keep you all in my prayers. Stay close to Nichole and your family right now. Keep talking - your memories will ease your pain as you walk through this together. God bless and comfort you all.

June 11, 2011

Craig, Todd, and Cathy,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman who always had a beautiful smile for all. May God comfort you all and may all your wonderful memories bring you peace. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Marsha Swain-Williamston

Bill & Linda Dansby

June 10, 2011

Again, Deb, Todd, Pam and Craig, our deepest sympathies to you and your families in the loss of your mother. We had known both your parents for over 40 years and shared many memories with them. Please know we are thinking of you during this time of deep personal sorrow.

June 10, 2011

My warmest condolences to all of you. Sincerely, Melanie Stover

Lori Radford

June 10, 2011

To the Banwell family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and will remain in our prayers. Stay close to one another. With our Love, The Posey Family

Janice Taschner

June 9, 2011

Deb, Pam, Todd, and Craig, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Remember all the great times with your mom. She was a very special lady. Hugs,

Carol Ann Spry RN

June 9, 2011

Again, My name is Carol A. Spry RN. I am the mother of Christa M. Brown/ grand mother of Cassidy A. Banwell (Ryan's daughter). I have known Millie for going on 13 years now. I was very distressed when I was notified of the stroke. I felt a huge wave of relief when I saw her as she recognized me and even asked about Chris and Cassidy. I promised a picture of Cassidy to her and was grief stricken when I arrived to see her the next day. Millie was a women I grew to love and respect. I am so thankful for the time I had with her. I am also so sorry for those she left behind on this part of life's journey. God Bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand.

Pattie Wieber

June 8, 2011

Craig,Todd,Deb Pam &family,
I can't believe I'm writing another note to you and your family. I met your mom years ago working in the Resturant down town that Koss owned. I always thought she was the nicest lady that I had ever met. I'm unable to be there with you but my prayers are with all of you.
Love Pattie & Joe

Susie Mead

June 8, 2011

To the Banwell family, we are deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Millie and your dad as well..U have been through alot in the last week, hope u are all ok during this difficult time in your lives..Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. From the Mead family

Dianna Frank

June 8, 2011

Deb
hope that you have many memories of funny and happier times with your mom. They will help you be strong and get you through this tough time. I will keep you all in my prayers.