Mildred Pete was born July 27, 1933 to the late Marion and Narsissie Rabb. The eldest of nine, Mildred was committed to protecting and nurturing others. After completing her education in Fairfield County Schools in Winnsboro, S.C. this love of helping others led her to Brooklyn, N.Y. where she began working in childcare.
Mildred met Joseph W. Pete, of Monticello, S.C., and the two were united in holy matrimony on April 13, 1958. To this union, they were blessed with three children, Thurman (Audrey-deceased), Felicia (Robert - deceased), and Anita. Mildred continued to care for others, working in adult healthcare until her retirement in 1999.
Mildred had a natural love for people, conversation, good music, and laughter. There was seldom a person she encountered that she would not spend at least thirty minutes in conversation with. In her later years, Mildred focused on loving
her family, spending time with her grandchildren, and watching her favorite show, "The Young and the Restless."
After many years of labor and toil, Mildred transitioned to her Heavenly Home on May 2, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving son Thurman Pete, two devoted daughters Felicia Wriston and Anita Pete, six grandchildren: Sharise, Brandon, and Jasmine Wriston, NyAisha Pete, Andre Pete, and Aaron Porter; two beloved sisters; Lorraine Cauthen (Harold), Ernestine Jenkins
(Lawrence); one adored brother, Willie Earl Rabb (Doris); a much loved cousin Evelyn Armour; two aunts, Margaret and Emma (Chambers); and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mildred is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Pete, one grandson, Thurman Pete, Jr., one son-in-law, Robert Wriston, and one daughter-in-law, Audrey Pete.
While we are grieving our loss, we will carry her in our spirits, remembering her love, laughter, and joy of life. Rest in Peace, Beloved Queen.
Graveside service will be 11 AM Saturday May 16, 2020 @ Blackjack Baptist Church.
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