Mildred Ann Poindexter was born on November 18, 1944. She was the third child to Sarah and John Scarbrough. At a very young age, she lost her older sister Olivia Scarbrough in a house fire. As a result, Mildred learned to overcome many obstacles. Initially, she attended Arsenal school in Lawrenceville until the family moved to Homewood, where she attended Baxter grade school. She then went on to graduate from Westinghouse. While in high school she developed a love to write poetry and I must say, she was very good at it. Mildred loved GOD. She joined the Homewood Church of Christ in 1991. Mildred, also loved to read, play cards, dominoes, and to share her Grandmother's cabbage and cornbread recipes. "Oh my goodness," boy - she could cook!
Additionally, Mildred loved people and people loved her. If you were hungry, you could turn to her for a meal. She would say, "come on baby and let me make you something to eat." She would get in that kitchen and prepare a feast. Mildred had a deep affection for the least of man - the homeless, the hungry, and the forgotten people. On her birthday, she would ask her friends and family to make a dish and it to the church because she wanted to have a birthday celebration and invite those who were homeless or hungry. Mildred would instruct us to serve anyone that came through the door, especially those who were less fortunate. On Thanksgiving, she would prepare food and serve it at her church before she sat down with her family to have dinner. These selfless acts of kindness pleased her heart so much. She was a tremendous gift to everyone that she knew.
Mildred was preceded in death by siblings Olivia Scarbrough and Phares Scarbrough. She leaves behind eleven sisters and brothers; John Scarbrough, Phillip Scarbrough, Tulsa Harris, Janet Wall, Joyce Woods, Sarah Peterson, Gwendolyn Robinson, Sandy Scarbrough, Loretta Scarbrough, Kimberly Scarbrough, and Juanita Hutcherson. She leaves to mourn two sons; Andrew Scarbrough and his wife Katie, William Gregory and his wife LaDonna; five grandchildren- Elise McCrae and her husband Godfrey, Antonio Collier, and his wife Amy, Sherana Williams and her husband Mark, Shareontease Sanders and her husband Anthony, and Martinez Gregory. She also leaves ten great grandchildren - Anasjae, Avant, Zay, Ellier, Aden, Gacin, Neveah, Melinea, Stephon, and Zi, and a host of ieces and nephews, cousins and friends, Mildred was also a foster grandmother.
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