Millie Marie Sexton
Millie Marie Sexton, 97, of Karnak, died at 1:06 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.
She was born on May 20, 1924, in the Long Reach area in rural Pulaski County. She grew up on Frog Island before moving to Karnak.
Mrs. Sexton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Karnak and was always very faithful to her church and church family.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Association and the Eastern Star.
She served on the election board in Karnak for many years. She loved traveling. She loved her family and loved visiting with everyone.
She enjoyed going to the senior citizens lunches and she especially enjoyed eating at Ned’s Shed in Vienna.
She was a pillar in the community.
Mrs. Sexton is survived by her daughter, Verna (Richard) Hunter of Cobden; a granddaughter, Gina (David) Duley of Metropolis; a grandson, Rich (Deborah) Elliott of Karnak; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; a very special friend, Joyce Riley; and a very special friend and caretaker, Audra Jackson.
Mrs. Sexton was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie Sexton in 1982; a daughter, Donna Sue Sexton; her parents, Stewart William and Ruth Louisa Stevens Goins; six brothers, Ernie, Harvey, Guy, Louis, Billy and Stewart Goins; a sister, Dorothy Mae Steele; and half-sisters Jesse and Ala Mae.
Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Millie Marie Sexton were at noon Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. The Rev. Steve Heisner and the Rev. Alan Milligan officiated. Interment followed in the Cypress Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Danny Goins, Philip Davis, Mike Riley, Jeff Caudle, Kent Goins and Gary Goins.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary Riley, Terry Riley, Damon Archey, Caleb Baird, Chuck Peck, Jeremy Caudle, Garrett Wilson and Louis Wilson.
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Karnak.
Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrrangements.