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Millie Jean Tillery Cowart Woodworth
A celebration of the life of Millie Jean Tillery Cowart Woodworth, age 89, of Jacksonville, will be held at 3:00 in the afternoon Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Autry Funeral Home of Jacksonville. Reverend Doug Wintermute will officiate. Family will welcome visitation from 4:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, January 27th preceding the service. Mrs. Woodworth will then be laid to rest at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, with services under the direction of Autry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Woodworth passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Jacksonville. Millie was born September 5, 1928, in Jacksonville, Texas to William Arthur and Macy Fedelma Tillery. She was preceded in death by both parents; sisters, Mary Tillery Lewis and Johnnie Tillery Phillips; first husband of 17 years, Lt. Colonel Lewis Jackson Cowart; second husband of 23 years, Colonel Charles Milton Woodworth; son, Clayton David Cowart and son-in-law, Jerry Wayne Glidewell.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Deborah Jean Cowart and Kathleen Diane Cowart Glidewell; grandsons, David Wayne Glidewell and wife Rachel, Timothy Allen Glidewell and wife Susie; granddaughter, Michelle Renee Glidewell Kearney and husband Jason; grandchildren, Tristen Allie Glidewell, Taylor Autumn Glidewell, Kyndle Rae Glidewell, Andrew Davis Glidewell and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are Jerry Lewis, Tim Lewis, Mike Phillips, Carson Lewis, Shane Bighorse, Cody Perry, and Stacy Griffith.
Millie lived life to the fullest. She loved music, traveling, dancing, painting, tennis, golf and was an astute bridge player. She was a realtor in Austin for many years and received several awards for highest sales. Millie had a deep faith in her Lord and loved her church, serving on several boards and mission projects throughout her lifetime. She loved being surrounded by her family. When her grandchildren were growing up they each spent an entertaining week with her every summer. No matter how busy her schedule was, when family came to visit, she cleared her calendar to spend time with them. The love she shared with her family was her greatest achievement.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ford and all the staff at Christus Trinity Mother Frances in Jacksonville for their compassionate care of our dear loved one.
If desired, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville, or a charity of your choice.
Published on January 26, 2018
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