Mildred Folks Morton was born on Christmas Eve, 1929 to Thomas and Minnie Crawford Folks in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania. “Millie”, as she was affectionately known, was the youngest of seven children in her family.
Millie grew up in a family where faith, family and hard work were priorities. She worked while attending school so she could pay for her own things and save for college. She graduated from high school with honors and continued to work her way through college at West Virginia State. When she came home for the holidays, she worked to support her education along with support from her older brothers. She continued her education at University of Pennsylvania receiving her master’s degree in Social Work. Millie’s career began at the Children’s Services INC in Philadelphia. She facilitated adoptions and foster care placements. As time went on and having a family, Millie went back to school at Temple University to earn a certificate to be a school guidance counselor. She was employed by the Philadelphia School District as a Middle School Guidance Counselor at Wagner Junior High School until she retired in 1997.
Millie married the love of her life, John Morton, on January 2, 1954. They shared a love story that lasted for 68 years. They were always together and built a beautiful life. From this union a daughter Joyce was born. They resided in Mount Airy until they found their dream home in Laverock, PA. Once established in Laverock, they joined Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown. They both became quite involved in the life of the church on various committees especially the Stewardship Committee. As time went on the house became overwhelming for them, so they moved to Normandy Farms Estates where they have resided for over twenty years.
Millie loved her two granddaughters, especially spending time with them and creating learning experiences for them near her home. She made sure they had everything - especially loving guidance. Millie loved to read and maintained a library of books she read over the years. She also loved gardening and maintained beautiful surroundings inside and outside her home with lush plants. Millie and John also maintained a garden plot for years growing vegetables and continued that tradition when they moved to Normandy Farms in their community garden.
On Thursday, November 17, 2022, God in His infinite wisdom called Millie home. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Minnie Folks, brothers Matthew, Robert Harvey, James and Charles and sister Dorothy. She is survived by her loving husband John, daughter Joyce, Son-in-law Kevin, granddaughters Kevilyn Mildred and Jocelyn Theresa, three sisters-in-law, Margaret Folks, Laura Folks and Katherine (“Kitty”) Morton and a host of nieces and nephews.
Millie will always be fondly known and remembered as “Hon”, “Mommie”, “Nana” and “Aunt Millie”.
Submitted With Love,