SIKESTON - Mildred Louise "Millie" Fama, 78, died at 11:40 a.m. May 18, 2002, at her home.
Born July 31, 1923, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Mabel Rennick Williams Jr., she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and member of the Altar Sodality. She had worked as a nanny in St. Louis and a den mother for the Cub Scouts in Sikeston. An avid reader, she loved animals with a special fondness for cats and will be remembered for her welcoming personality. She was also an advocate of social and civil rights issues.
On May 14, 1942, in St. Louis, she married Dominic A. "Nick" Fama who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Gary Fama and Tim Fama of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Sean Anthony Fama of Jacksonville, Fla., Christian Dominic Fama and Nicole Kristen Maria Fama of Pensacola, Fla., and Sara Fama of Memphis; and four great-grandchildren, Victoria Fama, Dylan Fama and Nicholas Fama of Jacksonville and Naylin Fama of Pensacola.
One brother preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where a prayer service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen A. Schneider, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Memphis.
Pallbearers will be: Gary Fama, Tim Fama, Greg Comer, Bob Grojean, Henry Gross and Jim Wagner.