Mildred Josephine Wilson, 80, a retired nurse, mother, grandmother and widow, transitioned on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Brooklyn.
Mildred, also referred to as “Millie”, was born on September 27, 1937 to (the late) Henry Jarvis and Josephine Robinson Jarvis in Greenport, Long Island. She has two sisters – the eldest Elizabeth Jarvis preceded her death, and her younger sister Terry Wrong is with us today.
Millie earned her Bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, and worked as a Registered Nurse until she retired as the Head Nurse of Oncology at Downstate Medical Center in 2003.
Millie, a warm, loving and a nurturing woman, the strongest woman of her kind, was a cancer survivor and a kind-hearted philanthropist. Her personality was infectious, and she touched many lives among her patients, friends and family with her cool demeanor, warm spirit and comedic flair. Millie loved jazz music, Jill Scott, art, traveling, flowers and animals. She loved trying new restaurants as well as going to movies and plays/concerts with friends and family.
Millie is survived by her two daughters: Lisa and Danyetta Wilson; her four grandchildren: Tashan, Tunisia, Tanzania and Danielle Wilson; her nieces: Robin Wilson, and Terrena and Victoria Wrong; her sister Terry Wrong, and brother-in-law Leslie Wrong; her best friends: Mary Parrish, Ms. Diane, Ms. Fung Choy and Ms. Melonie Grayson; and a host of grandnieces, cousins, other relatives, colleagues and friends.
Millie will be most remembered for her kindness, strength, embracing new technology and new music, and her love of being a grandmother, a mother, a sister, and a friend.
The memories of Millie will live forever
and be filled with joy, laughter and peace.