My Aunt Millie

I have written about my Aunt Millie in a previous post about her passing away, and I wanted to share her memory with you. I have just received her obituary from my sister today. Written in the pamphlet is a memoir of her life and how she has come to be loved in our family greatly.....

Millicent Gladys Cadogan, affectionately known as "Aunt Millie" was born on March 1, 1920, in Belize City, Belize. She was the second youngest of seven children born to the late Joseph Nathaniel and Ina Gladys Cadogan.

Millicent accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Belize. She continued in dedicated service to the building of God's Kingdom till her death in April 21, 2008.

Millicent received her formal education in Belize City, Belize. In 1956 she was offered an opportunity to visit the USA with her best friend, Evadne Cacamore. Millicent advanced her education in the field of Nursing. She pursued her passion for helping and comforting others. Millicent retired from California Hospital and her passion was manifested as she comforted and cared for the needs of others. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining during the holidays, welcoming everyone and ensuring they were all comfortable and had plenty to eat.

Millicent Gladys Cadogan met and later married MacArthur Little on October 21, 1961. She was a dedicated wife, companion and confidant.

In the early 1960's she joined Hamilton United Methodist Church. Millicent was a devoted and active member. She attended worship regularly and engaged in stewardship and service. Among other things, she was a member of the United Methodist Women (UMW); Prayer and Bible Study Group and participated in the feeding of the homeless and the hungry on the fourth Saturday of each month. Millicent participated in the Summer Vacation Bible School. During her early years of membership, she was a member of the Sanctuary Choir. Millicent was active in many community organizations and auxiliaries, including the Trustee Board of the now defunct Caribbean and west Indies Credit Union.

Millicent was preceded in death by her husband, MacArthur Little; sisters, Loretta, Elsa, Rachel, Edith and brother James.

Her memory will be cherished by her beloved brother, the Rev. Dr. L. Claude Cadogan, Kingston, Jamaica; several nieces, nephews; relatives and friends.


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