Mildred Marie "Millie" (Thompson) Meyer

Class of 1959

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Mildred Thompson

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Mildred Marie “Millie” (Thompson) Meyer

September 4, 1941 – August 26, 2023

Mildred “Millie” Meyer, age 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 26, 2023, in Fayetteville at Washington Regional Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.

She was born September 4, 1941, at home in Perry, Oklahoma, to William Brian and Bessie Hoggatt Thompson. Millie graduated from Perry High School in the class of 1959. She married Cecil Meyer and of this marriage, three children were born. She worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Farm Loan Manager covering four Oklahoma counties for 34 years until her retirement in 2002. During her employment, she received many awards and honors and served as the National President of the NACOA, as well as State President of the same organization. Following her retirement, she moved to Springdale, Arkansas, to be closer to her sister Florene and her family. She had a strong love for her Lord and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fayetteville.

Mildred lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting, playing Shanghai with her dear friends, hanging out on her patio with her canine companion, Mollie Maria, or enjoying a good meal with friends and/or family. She loved her family first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She also cherished her role as a grandmother and aunt, creating a very special bond with her great-nieces and -nephews. She was a kind and caring person, who always had time for others, gladly taking time to just sit and listen. Millie had a knack for touching peoples’ hearts in a deep and positive way.

Millie is survived by her daughter Gina Meyer of Oakland, California, and son Jeff Meyer and his wife Megan of Perry, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Summer Louise Rector and spouse Leland of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Ashley Witherspoon and spouse Lajon of Kansas City, Kansas; three great-grandchildren, Jada, Kingston, and Maya; brother-in-law, Jerry Musick of Fayetteville; two nieces of Fayetteville, Linda Caviness and her husband Ron, and Mary Lou Gates and her husband Chris; four great-nieces of Fayetteville, Reagan Brown and her husband Kolby, Emma Caviness, Faith Caviness, and Ella Gates; one great-nephew of Fayetteville, Cameron Gates; and one great-great-niece of Fayetteville, Karter Brown; one niece, Pam Workman and her partner Lisa of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three nephews, Marc Workman and his wife Rhonda of Edmond, Oklahoma; Mike Workman and his wife Guyla of Perry, Oklahoma, and Marvin Workman and his wife Paula of Edmond, Oklahoma, Duane Groom of Perry, Oklahoma; three great-nieces Haley Cline, Kristen Phelps, and Melissa Feken; and six great-nephews, Austin Workman, Hayden Workman, Matt Groom, Mike Groom, Dalen Workman and Dalton Workman.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Brent Alan Meyer, her sister Florene Musick, and her three brothers and a sister-in-law, Bill and his wife Pat Workman, William Thompson, and Bob Thompson, and two nieces, Debra Workman and Rita Workman Groom.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church (2901 E. Zion Rd #17, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703), LifeSource (682 S, Lt. Col. Leroy Pond Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701) or Open Avenues (2022 N 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72756). Please put “Millie” Meyer on the memo line of your check.