Mildred "Millie" Raab, longtime resident of Carterette County North Carolina, died Wednesday January 4 after an extended illness. She will be lovingly remembered by her friends for her love of people, sense of humor, love for animals and zest for life. She never had an idle hand. She was an avid reader and long term volunteer librarian for the Down East Library. A bust of John F. Kennedy was given in her honor to the Beaufort Public Library and James de Molyneux established the first Museum art collection in a Community College in North Carolina because of her persistent urging. She loved writing and had a remarkable gift to do mathematical calculations without pencil and paper, and she donated much of her time to managing The Smithonia Plantation House, a national historic registry site in Oglethorpe County Georgia. (www.Facebook.com/SmithoniaPlantationHouse) A dinner/dance was held there recently in honor of her birthday. Photos of the event which was attended by friends, family as well as members of the Georgia Media and National Public Radio can be viewed at this site.
She is survived by her Niece, Heather Raab and Nephew, Eddie; her adopted family, Rebecca Canady, Susan Thompson and James de Molyneux and many devoted friends. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort, at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Friend may send online condolences by visiting www.jimmysawyerfdl.com. Jimmy D. Sawyer Funeral Director Licensee is serving the Raab family.
JAN 8. 02:30 PM
Ann Street United Methodist Church
417 Ann Street
Beaufort, NC, US, 28516