Millicent “Millie” Ames-George, 91, went to be with her God in Heaven on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Holy Spirit Penn State Health Hospital. Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Millie is survived by her husband of 2 weeks of 72 years, the Reverend Robert E. George. They have 3 sons, 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Millie joins her father, mother, sister, and a grandchild in the hereafter.
Millie was born November 12, 1929 in Lockport, NY and raised by Lake Ontario on an orchard farm in the Barker/Newfane NY area. Growing up during the depression and WWII years on the farm impacted her life. The family always looked forward to Millie’s apple pies.
In the 72 years of marriage to Bob, she was his support, partner, sounding board, and yes, sometimes his biggest agitator. More than anything she was the love of his life and he was hers. Her children were the light of her life as witnessed through the look in their eyes whenever they were with her. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her joy.
Millie was a strong, independent, obstinate, and feisty woman or as she would say, “broad.” Millie passed on her love of music to her children. Country and classical were always playing in the house. She enjoyed spending time at the shore with her family. Millie was never one to sit still, always going from one place to another.
Millie worked as a Head Start Aide, Elementary School Teacher Aide, Women’s Resource Center volunteer, and as a manager of the Women’s Resource Center Safe House in State College. After moving to the Harrisburg area, she worked for the Women’s Resource Center, Methodist Children’s Home, and retired from C-PARC in Mechanicsburg at the age of 75.
Millie loved flowers of all kinds. She especially loved apple and cherry blossoms, dogwood, or anything in the lavender to purple range such as lilacs. Millie would be pleased if all donations or honorariums be made to the United Methodist Children’s Home or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
All are welcome to greet Millie’s family and friends on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Service will begin at 2:00 PM at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church, 417 S. 22nd St., Camp Hill, PA, 17011, with Reverend Sharon K. Miller officiating. In light of the Covid-19 restrictions, information on pre-registering for seating at the church service can be found on the church website at www.camphillumc.org or by calling the church office at 717-737-5631. Masks will be required. Due to Covid-19, there will be no reception following.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the George family.