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Mildred "Millie" Louise Gordon

April 12, 1927 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 94)


Mildred Louise “Millie” Gordon of Holt,

Passed away on September 4, 2021, at the age of 94 after a short illness. She was born April 12, 1927, in Watertown Twp., Clinton County, Michigan to Peter Paul and Blanche (Hathaway) Mollitor who both preceded her in death.

Millie enjoyed reading her novels, old movies, golfing, traveling, being a boy scout den mother and craft projects. She graduated from Everett High School and is an alumnus. Millie touched many lives through her loving heart.

Millie worked for Lansing, Farm Products, John Henry Corporation as a typesetter, Lansing School district as a cook in the kitchen at Otto, Gardner and Beekman Center. She retired from Suites News in Liaising where she loved stocking and preparing children’s bookfairs for the Lansing Schools. She loved meeting the authors of all her books.

Millie married the love of her life, Vernon Leo Gordon on August 22, 1948, in Allegan County, Michigan. Vernon passed away July 13, 1965, due to a swimming accident. To this union there are four children, Melanie (Michael) Alexander of Delton, Timothy (Patricia) Gordon of Charlotte, Barry (Kathy) Gordon of Charlotte and Tracy (Elizabeth “Liz”) Gordon of Delta Twp., Lansing; 6 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, 3 of them passed away, Natalia Katrina, Gabriella Suzanna Gordon, and Emily Irene Morton.

Surviving are her beloved sisters, Bessie Maxine (Mollitor) Cadwell and Alice Leone (Mollitor) Hannahs, both of Holt, Michigan; numerous cherished nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her 10 brothers and sisters.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Franciscan Health Hospital and nurse Theresa from Crown Pointe, Indiana, Thornapple Nursing Home in Hastings, Michigan for taking wonderful care of Millie. Also, Mike Mills from the Mills Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids, Michigan for his assistance and caring for mom and the family.

Per Millie’s request, cremation has taken place. Burial will be at Deepdale Cemetery in Lansing, Michigan with her true love, Vernon. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. To leave online condolences for the family please visit the Mills Funeral Home at

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