Mildred J. (Mickey) Wooldridge, a long-time resident of Bangs, entered heaven on March 24, 2018.
Mickey was born in Elm Grove in San Saba County on June 23, 1931. She moved to Bangs while still in school with her parents Robert and May Jones. There she met and married Glynn Wooldridge who had returned from service in the Army Air Corps during World War II on Jan. 24, 1947. He had begun a service station business, and together they became leaders in the community. Through the years Mickey served in the Parent Teacher Association and was honored on several occasions for various kinds of civic service. She proudly served as Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade in Bangs in 2011. Mickey and Glynn had three children who all graduated from Bangs school: Lin, Dan, and T. Kaye.
Mickey was also a greatly loved leader in the First Baptist Church of Bangs where she taught many children’s classes and led out on numerous committees. She is perhaps best known for the way she served others, especially those in need. In her last years she took great delight in helping serve at the Wednesday night suppers at the church. Her bible was marked with many favorite verses and her trust in the Lord was the key to the way she lived. Her sweet and kind-hearted nature made her someone that everyone loved.
In addition to service in the community and in her church, she worked as a rural mail carrier and then later as a postal clerk in the Bangs Post Office. This position kept her in touch with the community and she knew, and was known, by the people of Bangs. To the end of her life she was a blessing to all of her family and to everyone she met, and they knew her as a sweet, kind, and loving person.
Those left to cherish her memories include, Lin Graves of Georgetown and her children, Gayla Bankhead and David Beene; Dan and Shannon Wooldridge of Georgetown and their children, Brooke Tackett, Paige Allen and Chase Wooldridge; T. Kaye and Stuart Irvine of Sydney, Australia and their children, Joseph, Henry and Esme; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; two aunts, one niece and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glynn, who passed in 1998.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Bangs. The family will have a private burial.
Online memorials can be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.