Mildred Theresa Romero Michel, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Feb. 12, 2013, in Morgan City at the age of 87.
Mildred was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Mildred, “Millie” as many knew her, was a woman of many talents, a published poet, a seamstress for Kahn-Russo Men’s Clothing Store, and a bookkeeper for Phillip Morris furniture store. Mildred enjoyed reading, cooking, dancing and, many years ago, bowling on the Eager Beaver’s Bowling league. Mildred’s greatest pleasures in life were being a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother. She also loved sharing family stories of long ago.
Mildred is survived by her sons, Lovelace Joseph Michel Jr. and his wife, Catherine Oliver, of Berwick, and Michael Peter Michel and his wife, Tessie Rhodes Michel, of Morgan City; her daughter, Toni Jean Michel Svoboda of Morgan City; her grandchildren, Marie Michel, Tommy Michel, Megan Savoie, Matthew Michel, Brett Michel, Eli Holley and Tyler Holley; her 11 great-grandchildren; her brother, Gerald Romero and his wife, Shirley, of Bayou Vista; and her sister, Jeanette Beadle of Berwick.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Lovelace Joseph Michel Sr.; parents, Clemier Romero and Louise Doty Romero; three brothers, Samuel Romero, AC “Ace” Romero, and Donald Romero; and two sisters, Lucy Falgout and Patricia Ebling.
Pallbearers to serve will be Lovelace J. Michel Jr., Michael Peter Michel, Toni Michel Svoboda, Tommy Michel, Matthew Michel, Brett Michel, Eli Holley and Tyler Holley.
A time of remembrance and reflection will be observed Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. in the Hargrave Funeral Home Chapel.
Mildred will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph the Worker Cemetery.