Mildred McLaughlin

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 26, 2010

Mildred G. McLaughlin
BEDFORD, Va.—Mildred G. Bowling McLaughlin, 86, was carried by God’s Angels to eternal rest on March 23, 2010.
She was born on May 12, 1923 and was the first-born child of Lewis and Thelma Bowling of Bedford, Va.
Mildred was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William Leroy McLaughlin, her parents; brothers: Robert and Mooreman Bowling; daughters: Mary Frances Joyner (Tom) and Wanda Fay Bondi.
She is survived by her sister, Della Delancey (Paul) of Concord, N.C., daughter, Nancy Dunn (Craig) of Hampton, Va., and son-in-law, Daniel Bondi of Baton Rouge, LA.
She leaves behind five loving grandchildren: Michelle Mills (Dusty), Tom (Lisa) and Robert (Lisa) Joyner, Monica Cooper (Tom) and Marco Green (Roger); nine great-grandchildren: Joshua (Elaine) and Brandon (Caitlin) Jones, Jennifer Austin (David, Sr.), Jessie and Jamie Joyner, Dana Starnes, Jessica Robertson (William), James and Matthew Mills; seven great-great-grandchildren: David, Jr. and Mariah Austin, Brianna and Nyla Jones, Nevin and Navaeh Lee and Christopher Robertson, nieces: Susan (Tim) Green, Gail Williams and Sue (Jerry) Henley, Ivy Hewitt and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Northampton Convalescent and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care during her illness.
A special thanks to all her caregivers and to her special friend, Carolynn Hall.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton, VA, by the Rev. Joe Hunt, Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, Va., with interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, VA.
Please join the family for visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday before the service.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 7 p.m. at 227 Derosa Drive, Hampton, Va. 23666.