Mildred (Millie) Elizabeth (Batton) Wright

Long-time Mansfield resident Mildred (Millie) Elizabeth (Batton) Wright went to her heavenly home on Friday, February 25, 2022, after a short illness.  A visitation honoring Millie’s life will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk St., Mansfield, Louisiana. Graveside services will be on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Bethlehem Cemetery in Homer, Louisiana at 11:00 A.M. 

Millie was born to Clarence Loys Batton and Beulah Mildred Taylor on November 12, 1936, in Homer, Louisiana, and entered into rest the night of February 25, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Millie was a resident of Mansfield, Louisiana for 41 years.  She moved here with her beloved husband, Kerry, who was on the start-up crew of International Paper (IP) Company’s Mansfield Paper Mill.  Millie worked primarily as a homemaker and mother during her 64-year marriage to Kerry, but also worked at various times as an office administrator at IP’s Springhill mill, as a church secretary for Wesley United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and as a job placement coordinator/assistant for disadvantaged youth.

Millie was a believer in Jesus Christ and a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Mansfield since 1981. She was a devoted wife to Kerry, and she loved her family deeply.  Millie was a graduate of the Meadows Draughon Women’s Business School in Shreveport.  Along with Kerry and her family, she enjoyed following the Dallas Cowboys and Kerry’s alma mater, Texas A&M. She enjoyed playing basketball in high school, loved playing in numerous bridge clubs, playing Rook, and fitting puzzles with family, visiting with friends and was an extensive traveler.  Those who knew Millie would say she was a loving, hard-working, and loyal woman, who loved her family, and Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Kerry, her parents, her sister, Louise Reeve, her brother, Clarence (Buster) Batton, and her sister, Earlene Prince.   Left to cherish her memory are her children:  son, Eugene Wright (Lisa);  daughter, Judy Low (Bill); and son Allan Wright (Claire); grandchildren, Trey Low (Margaret), Lindsey Briscoe (Matthew), Annie Low and PFC Nathan Kerry Wright (USMC); great-grandchildren, Ellie Grace, Evie, Graeme, and Cate Low, and Austin Briscoe; sister, Barbara Batton Brown (Rickey); sister-in-law Peggy Batton; niece, Jill Batton (a frequent first responder); sister-in-law Juanita Taylor (Silas), along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other loved ones.

The family wishes to thank the members of First United Methodist Church and the Upper Room Sunday School class for the love and support shown to Millie and Kerry and our family through the years.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NIV

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there ye may be also. ” John 14:3 KJV

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