Mildred Markham

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Mildred Olga Markham, a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all she met, a healthy, spirited and kind soul, died unexpectedly in her home on October 9, 2020 at the age of 76.

Mildred was born on November 10, 1943 in Colón Panama, Central America and emigrated to the United States in 1966. She worked for Columbus City Schools and retired after 30 years of employment. She also worked five years at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She enjoyed her work and used it to provide all that she could for her family, never missing an opportunity to “spoil her kids rotten” as she would often say. She loved to travel, enjoying cruises and visiting friends and family across the globe.

Mildred truly enjoyed being a caregiver. After retirement she worked for Morning View Care Center Community Services for over ten years where she cared for individuals with developmental disabilities, a job that she had deep compassion for. She never met a stranger and enjoyed being with people. She served as secretary, treasurer and ten years as president of OAPSE, Local 101. Mildred was an active member of St.Philip Episcopal Church, Columbus Ohio since 1969. She was a past president of Episcopal Church Women and served many years on the Altar Guild, Vestry and the 20/30 Club. Mildred was a member of the Red Hat Club for over five years and enjoyed monthly meetings and outings with this group. She was smart, loving and very kind. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Martiza Antonio and son, Alberto Antonio; granddaughters, Nicolette Antonio and Makeda Nichols, greatgranchildren; Marques Brown, Jael Bennet, Amaris Ellis, nieces; Jasmine Ray, Hortencia Alexander, Gloria Little, nephew; Ernesto Alexander and a host of nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Randolph Smith and Edith Slater Smith, sisters; Hortencia Alexander Slater, Catalina Little, Mary Slater, brothers; Harold Slater and Enos Gray, grandson; Amir Robert Antonio.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, October 26, 2020 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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  1. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. God comfort us through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

    • My heartfelt condolences and sympathy go out to your family and I am praying for you and your family to know that friends are here for you too.

  2. Family – I want to express my sincerest sympathy to all of you. I thank God for putting Mildred in my life. She was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known and very kind. She was a hard worker on the Altar Guild. I will miss her smile and miss seeing her in the beautiful hats she wore to church. I pray you will feel God’s love during this difficult time and know He will never leave you alone. Peace be with you.

  3. My deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Prayers for your comfort, strength, and peace. Prayers also for your memories and reflections to sustain you.
    We will miss Mildred in our midst at St. Philip.

  4. My deepest sympathy to the family. Know that I have included you all in my prayers. I will miss her very much. I was always greeted with a big smile and hug whenever I would see her, whether at church or in the grocery store. She had a beautiful kind heart and always had nice things to say. I pray her memories will be a comfort to you during this time.

  5. Buckeye Belles Red Hat group

    To Mildred’s family from The Buckeye Belles Red Hat members. We would like to offer our prayers for peace and comfort. Mildred was loved by all, she always had a smile and a kind word to everyone in our group. We will all miss her beautiful smile and kindness. May her beautiful memories and kindness be remembered by all. God Bless.

  6. Maritza, Alberto, and Nicolette,
    I’m so sorry for your great loss. I pray for comfort, healing, and peace during this difficult time & the days to come.
    Ms. Mildred was a loving, funny, and very spirited young lady. I enjoyed the times spent with her. She made me feel at home & as one of the family. Thank you for sharing her with me.
    May she rest in eternal peace.
    Rest easy Ms. Mildred. Rest easy.

  7. Beverly & Reginald Lee

    Ms. Mildred was a lovely & wonderful person. May you all rejoice in the love & p joy she gave you forever more.

  8. Beverly & Reginald Lee

    Ms. Mildred was a lovely & wonderful person. May you all have solace in the blessings of feeling her love. Our prayers are with you & family.

  9. Ernesto & Merlin Slater

    On behalf of my sister Hortensia, my brother Fitz Roy, brother Enrique and all the nieces, nephews and all her grands, may the Creator receive her Soul and grant her
    eternal peace. She was always an inspiration to me and one of the kindness soul I was bless to have known.

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