Millie Bradshaw Hotchkiss

Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2016

FRANKLIN — Eleanor Mills “Millie” Bradshaw Hotchkiss, 72, passed away on June 6, 2016, in her home following a four-month battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and her beloved dogs, Lucy and Rufus.

MIllie Bradshaw Hotchkiss

MIllie Bradshaw Hotchkiss

Millie was born on Sept. 15, 1943, in Franklin, to the late William Mills Bradshaw Jr., and Armorel Bradshaw Johnson.

She was a graduate of Westhampton College of the University of Richmond and received her Master’s degree from Old Dominion University.

She was a lifelong member of the Franklin Baptist Church.

A dedicated educator, she taught mathematics for over 30 years in the Franklin Public School System and for several years at Southampton Academy, touching the lives of more than 4,500 young people. Millie was a Master Gardener and a loyal member of the Franklin Garden Club.

She pursued her love of books and reading in the Franklin Literary Club, and she was an avid bridge player. Millie had an adventurous spirit and enthusiastically grasped all that life had to offer. With her love of exploring the world and its cultures, she traveled extensively with family members and with her college friends of more than 50 years.

Millie is survived by her husband, Edward A Hotchkiss, of Franklin; a daughter, Angela Brown Ruiz, her husband, Jorge Ruiz, and their two sons, Nicolas and William, of Tucson, Arizona.; a son, Lawrence Brown Jr., his wife, Kristin, and their two daughters, Leah and Karee of Richmond, Virginia; two sisters, Brenda B Daughtrey and her husband, Edwin, of Franklin; and Cherry B. Brown and her husband, Clement of Williamsburg, Virginia. In addition she is survived by two stepdaughters, Katharine H. Britt of Franklin, and her three sons, John “Jack” Britt and his wife, Katelyn; Edward “Ted” Britt and William “Bill” Britt; and Kristi B. Atkins and her husband Ed, of Providence Forge, Virginia; her stepson, Robert Bradshaw and his wife, Karen, of Sedley, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, in the Franklin Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Clingenpeel and the Rev. Steve Gibson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Garden Club Memorial Fund to benefit the Rochelle Prince House in Courtland, VA, c/o Mrs. Warren Beale 16411 Ivor Road, Courtland, Va. 23837; the Franklin Baptist Church, 208 N. High St., Franklin, VA 23851; or the American Cancer Society.