Mildred Lillian McLaughlin, 94, of Brevard, passed away in Flat Rock Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022.
She was born in Spartanburg, S.C. Wednesday, June 6, 1928, to the late Wilford Lee Chapman and Edna Grace Noblitt (nee Coon). She is also preceded in death by her husband, William Ronald McLaughlin and son, Richard Dolph McLaughlin.
Prior to moving to Brevard, she lived in Landover Hills, Md., Luray, Va., and Washington, D.C. She graduated from Central High School in Washington and was very proud of being on the synchronized swim and drill teams. She was an auditor for the government of the District of Columbia for over 30 years before she retired.
She was very active in various organizations which included the Ladies Auxiliary for the Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Department, Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Maryland State Firemen’s Association, where she held memberships and was active since the 1950s. She was also a member of Job’s Daughters, then Eastern Star.
When she wasn’t volunteering and participating in her favorite organizations, she loved to travel. She loved expressing her creativity in her crocheting, cross-stitching and other crafts. She also enjoyed many activities at College Walk Retirement Community, including Bible Study, educational lectures, music and calling Bingo. Above all, she deeply cherished her time with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Hosford (Michael), of Mechanicsville, Va. and Lynne Sullivan (Shawn), of Pisgah Forest; and nephew, Ralph “Buddy” Morders Jr. (Ada), whom she was very close to; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews and great-grand-nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mildred Lillian McLaughlin to the Bessie Marshall Benefit Fund, c/o Lori Denbow, 103 Brotherton Ct., Havre de Grace, MD 21078, or Four Season’s Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.