Mildred Louise RisbyDecember 26, 2017
AUGUSTA GA- Mildred Louise Morgan Risby was born in Hampton, South Carolina to John and Nella Morgan who predeceased her in death. She was baptized at Huspah Baptist Church in Hampton, South Carolina, her first church home. At an early age she and her family moved to the Bronx ,New York, and lived there until she moved to Augusta, Georgia in 2006.
She departed this life on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Dr’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
Mildred was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church, New York City for many years. She eventually moved her membership to Bethellite Community Baptist Church where she was baptized again, sang in the choir and later became the church clerk. She loved the Lord, and through all of her trials and tribulations knew the Lord would love and always be with her. Mildred loved children, kept goodies in her purse, and would to give to them as they flocked around her after church. They knew she had goodies waiting just to give them out.
Mildred was employed by the New York City Housing Authority for more than 30 years. She was promoted up the ranks to Administrative Manager. After her retirement, she was able to spend more quality time with her ailing mom, and that time was very special to the both of them.
Mildred married Anderson Risby in New York City, who preceded her in death and from that union two children were born, Anderson Jr. who also preceded her in death, and Andrea Risby. Mildred was a graduate of Morris High School, Bronx New York, The City College, New York City, where she received her Bachelors Degree and Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College. Mildred loved her gospel music, but enjoyed listening to music from the 60’s through the 80’s. She called them oldies but goodies, and stated “they don’t make music like that anymore”.
After the death of her mother, she moved to Augusta, Georgia. Mildred joined the Community Bible Fellowship Church, where she worshipped until her death. She loved all of the members, especially the children. Mildred called them her family and would do anything for them.
She is survived by her beloved daughter; Andrea Risby, Augusta Georgia; three sisters: Helen E. Barreto, Charlotte, North Carolina, Barbara A. Morgan (Fred Smith) Harrisburg, North Carolina, Johnnie Mays Walker, Bronx, New York; one brother, Michael A .Morgan, Augusta, Georgia; grandson, Brandon D. Williams, Augusta, Georgia; granddaughter, Melinique Risby, New York City, great grandson; Isaiah C. Taylor, Augusta, Georgia; aunt; Myrna Youmans, Hampton, South Carolina; two uncles: Ret.Col. Charles(Irene) Fields, Fort Washington, Maryland and Julius Fields, New York City, aunt: Henrietta Fields, Macon, Georgia; nephews: Richard (Kayla) Barreto, Mitcheville, Maryland, Darren (Pamela) Barreto, Harrisburg, North Carolina; Michael Boone, Bronx, New York ; Michelle Mason, New York City; three grand nieces: Janee Coleman, New York City, Ariel and Leah Barretto, Mitchellville, Maryland; two grand nephews, Noah and Joshua Barreto, Harrisburg, North Carolina; surrogate grandson, Elijah Ellington, New York City, surrogate daughter; Vanessa Patterson, Bronx, New York; surrogate sons: Montey, Andre and Carl Murray, New York and Tracy Clarke, Bronx, New York; childhood friends, Isabella Bryant, Hampton, South Carolina, Nancy Mitchell, Jonesboro, Georgia; Shirley Pures, New York and Gloria Brown, New Jersey, her church family, cousins, other relatives, many friends and neighbors.
God will Comfort your heart,
The late Mildred Louise Morgan Risby