FONTANA, CALIFORNIA. – Mildred Louise Timmons-Traylor, 80, formerly of Youngstown, Ohio passed away peacefully, in Fontana on Feb. 13, 2011.
Mildred was born March 9, 1930, in Warren, Ohio to Edward and Viola Timmons. She was the fifth of eight children.
Mildred fell in love and married Alvin P. Traylor on Oct. 29, 1946. Out of their union came eight beautiful children: Carolyn (Darell) Jerry of Inglewood, Calif., Alvin (Charlotte) Traylor II of Los Angeles, Rose Ann Boyd of Lawndale, Calif., Charles (Anna) Traylor of Columbus, Ohio Marsha (Ollie) Richardson of Hawthorne, California, Alan (Marilyn) Traylor of Los Angeles, Phyllis Renee Traylor, Mark Anthony Traylor and adopted daughter Eunice Ann Davis.
She was an entrepreneur by nature and owned several successful businesses including a catering company, “Millie’s Catering” in Los Angeles, where she resided for the past 30 years.
She graduated from LA Trade Tech in 1990 for Culinary Arts where she was on the Dean’s List at age 60. She loved to cook and feed everyone. She was known for her delicious cakes.
She was a spiritual woman who lived a remarkable life. Everyone she met she touched their lives for the better. She was the “Queen” of her family, the ultimate Matriarch.
Mildred moved to California in 1981 and slowly, five of her children and many of her grandchildren followed to be with her. She had a magnetic personality and captivating smile.
Once in California, she added to her family by adopting many children and grandchildren; she had so much love to give. Not only did Mildred rear her own children, but she raised many of her grandchildren as well.
She leaves to cherish her memory six children, a sister, Ruby (Henry) Clarett, and a brother, Orlando (Honeyboy) Timmons, both of Youngstown, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two infant children, Phyllis Renee and Mark Anthony; four brothers, Harold, Robert, George and Edward; a sister, Garnzella (Connie) Nettles; and a grand-daughter, Tracy Williams.
“And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore...” Rev. 21:4
A memorial service celebrating the life and legacy of Mildred Traylor will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Christ Centered Church (CRDC) 3300 Hudson Ave. in Youngstown, Ohio from 2 to 4 p.m. with a Repass dinner immediately following the services.
Local arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2011/mar/06/mildred-louis...