Mildred was born on January 25, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, the first child born to the late Mary Brown Peoples and Jefferson Peoples Sr. She was preceded in death by her sisters Margaret, Lillian, and Elaine. At an early age,Mildred was baptized at the Bethany Baptist Church. She attended Sunday School and continued to study and learn about the love of Christ. Mildred was a member of the Sisterhood and New York ministries.
Mildred attended the public schools of New York. When she was 16 years of age, a social worker told her mom thatMildred should quit school and get a job. Her mom replied, “over my dead body.” Mildred graduated from Prospect Heights High School with honors and then received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College. She attended Long Island University and received her master’s degree in Computer Science. She was employed for many years with Ridgewood Savings Bank as a computer analyst.
Mildred’s hobby was traveling. She traveled all over the world from cities all over Europe, to countries in South America, to Greenland and Brazil. She even took her niece Sonya on a trip to Israel with a church group. She was also a giving person. If she saw someone in need, she would do whatever she could to help them, whether it’smonetarily or with comfort. She once financed her niece Yolanda’s trip to Prague for her senior thesis with no questions asked.
Mildred liked to dress classy wearing her hats and furs. She’d wear them to church on Sundays. She also dressed up taking her nieces Regina, Patricia and Sonya for a night on the town to Broadway shows.
Mildred will leave to cherish her memory her sisters Mary Francis, Josephine, Annie, Patricia and her brother Jefferson Jr., one brother-in-law Milton Conley Sr., 13 nieces and nephews, Melody (Ron), Joy Brenda, Thomas Aaron Jr., Richard Henry Jr., Regina Karen, Keith Lawrence (Jessica), Patricia Desiree (Joseph), Sonya Elaine, Adam Octavious, Michael Anthony (Tyesha), Yolanda (Akim), Milton Conley Jr., Stacy Nicole (Benoni), and a host of cousins, great nieces, great nephews, a great great nephew, Church members and close friends.
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