Millie Chappell, age 85, of LaFayette passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family Thursday, December 27, 2018. Millie Ann was born in Garden City, Ala., on March 7, 1933 to the late Gladys E. Kretzschmar and Ben D. McKenzie. Her goal in life was to try and be a good Christian, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and a friend to all. Millie served her churches working in the nursery and the Beginners and Primary Department and was a church pianist for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaFayette. She also worked with Sunbeams, G.A.’s and Girl Scouts. She was a grade mother in the schools that her children attended and was an avid fundraiser for the schools. Millie supported her husband and children wholeheartedly in all their activities and work.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bobby D. Chappell; daughters, Beth and husband Milford Morgan; Karen and husband Ken Stoker, and Cheryl and husband Dale Wilson; grandchildren, Cheribeth Swanson, Ben Stoker, Grady Wilson (Deanna), Liza Morgan, and Mary Wilson; and great grandson, Parker Wilson.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29th at the LaFayette City Cemetery with Dr. Warren Moorhead and Rev. Derrick Fielder officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service at the First Baptist Church of LaFayette starting at 11 a.m.
Pallbearers are Ben Stoker, Grady Wilson, Johnny Brimer, John Carpenter, Jeff Bennett, and Jeff Suttle.
Honorary pallbearers are Chucky Ware, Rocky Upshaw, Tony Burse, Greg McCalmon, Jo Brock, Myra Wilhelm, Virginia Ezell, Claudette Morrison, and Hugh Overfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of America 214 Overlook Circle Ste. 153 Brentwood, TN 37027, or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.