Mildred J. Slayton ennieJuly 15,2014
BARRE — The graveside and committal service to honor and celebrate the life of Mildred Jennie Slayton, a longtime Barre resident and more recently of the Fortier Community Care Home on Bailey Street, was held Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier. She died at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on July 4, 2014.
The Rev. Samuel Newton, a family friend and pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Waterbury, was the celebrant. He also read two poems, “Because He Lives, We Too Shall Live” and “On the Other Side of Death,” and led the congregation in the closing hymn, “In the Garden.”
Words of remembrance were offered by her niece and care supervisor, Marjorie St. John, and several other attendees shared their memories.
Niece Gertrude Austin read the poem “I Do Not Go Alone.”
Grandniece Debra Hill read the poem “The Rose Still Grows Beyond the Wall” to recognize her aunt’s prowess as a rose gardener.
Nephew Clinton Holmes read the poem “Smile” to honor his aunt.
Fellowship, a time of sharing and lunch followed at the Wayside Restaurant in Berlin.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, was in charge of the arrangements.
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