Willie Midyett was born in Bastrop , Louisiana to Ben F. and Anna Mae Johnston and was the widow of retired Methodist minister Jack H. Midyett. She was a member of First United Methodist Church , Shreveport , Louisiana and had served on the Official Board, was a member of Maida Mickle Sunday School Class, received two life memberships in United Methodist Women, and was a past member of the Circle 7 of UMW. She was also a member of the Women's Department Club and a member of the Chapter M. of the PEO Sisterhood, an association very dear to her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Mae Halley, Bernice Milliken, Shirley Smith, Emma Culp, and Edna Howard; and her brothers, John Johnston, Ernest Johnston, and Eugene Johnston. Survivors include her daughter, Pat Rosbottom Cunningham and husband Joe of Natchitoches; grandson, Harold Loe Rosbottom, Jr.; granddaughter, Amy Polk, both of Dallas; great grandchildren, Katherine, Elizabeth, Harold III and Christopher Rosbottom and Carter Polk of Dallas; stepson, Charles Lane Midyett and wife Nona of Raleigh, North Carolina; and their two daughters, Helen M. LaFuria and children Megan, Nathan, and Madison of Raleigh, and Lisa M. Kuhn and children Matthew, Holly and Mary of Lancaster, South Carolina.
Graveside services were held in Monroe , Friday, February 19, 2010 , at 2:00 p.m. at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe , Louisiana . Memorial services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2010 in the Couch Chapel of First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Pat Day, Senior Minister officiated assisted by Rev. Wishy Nolan, retired United Methodist minister.“G.G.”s quiet strength of character and her guiding spirit characterized her daily life, and her interest in others, her love of her friends, her abiding faith and her boundless energy made her so special to all who knew and loved her.”
|Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, 2010|