Smith Memory Chapel

755 Atlanta Hwy., SE, Winder, GA


Mildred S. Elrod

July 10, 1939September 8, 2020

Mildred Sheridan Elrod, age 81 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020. She was a member of The Winder First Christian Church. Mildred was a teller for many years with The Bank of Barrow. She was a member of The Moose Lodge. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Hilda Elder Bone; her husband, Lee Elrod and a brother, Harold Bone. She is survived by two sons, Michael Sheridan of Winder and Van Sheridan of Clarksville; a daughter, Darenda Kinney (Ronny) of Winder; five grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Mildred to The Bethlehem Christian Academy. A celebration of Mildred’s life will be held at a later date.


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Mildred S. Elrod

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Scott Patrick

September 14, 2020

Mike, Van, and Darenda,
I have many wonderful memories of your parents. They were wonderful in their roles as leaders of our churches youth group. They loaded us up and took us to Disney World, Six Flags, Rock Eagle, and Lake Lanier. Your Dad called me "Ski-Baby" after our Lake Lanier trip. I was terrible but I kept trying. Your parents ALWAYS MADE EACH ONE OF US FEEL VERY SPECIAL! THEY TOO, WERE QUITE SPECIAL TO US AS WELL! (AND THEY STILL ARE!) We had hay rides, made home-made pizzas, s'mores, and many other fun activities of a simpler time. I have often thought of those days when the guys wore bowties and bell-bottom pants and the girls had shag hair cuts and clunked around in platform shoes (some of the guys had similar shoes too!). My point is that it has been a long time but you all, the Sheridans, are dear friends still. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you remember your sweet mother and as you celebrate her life!
Scott Patrick
My mother, Sara Elder Patrick, extends her sympathies as well.
PS. I never knew we were Elder cousins.

Terri Frasier

September 12, 2020

Rest in peach my loving cousin and sister at heart Mildred. There was always a special love and closeness between us.

My most precious memories with Mildred are spending my teenage summers with her and her family. I was truly a part of their family and treasure that time. Mildred was known for her great cooking and we had many wonderful meals around her table. Everyone was welcome. Our whole family also had a great time around that same table playing cards and laughing endlessly.

At reunions and other family gatherings Mildred was her same smiling sweet self, always looking beautiful.

To Mike, Van and Darenda, thank you for sharing your Mom with me. I loved her dearly. May God give you peace, comfort and strength. Always remember how much she loved you and think often about the good times.



Carrie Foster

September 10, 2020

I remember the first day I met ms.elrod at the holiday inn express in winder. We had a very upset guest and mselrod was doing everything humanly possible to please this guest. It was my first day working there. Well this guest started slinging bad names at mselrod and when I heard him I come out of laundry room and told the guest very politely do not talk to mselrod with that language. The guest apologized and from that day on we have been together and no one else got away talking to her like that or I would put them in there place also. I remember her telling me she wants me to be her body guard and I guess in a way I was cause she was never talked to again that way. Boy I miss u so much. I love u lady and that will never change. R.I.P

Carrie Foster

September 9, 2020

I remember the time I took mselrod out after her surgery to get her hair and nails done. We went out to eat and had so much of a good time that day. I told her when we got done she better lock her doors cause every man in winder gonna be coming out to date her. We laughed so hard that day but it was the best day of my life. I am sure gonna miss u U were a big part of my life sense I started cleaning for u In 1989. R.I.P love ur where u need to be now. Ur with Lee again and ur brother


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