Mildred Leona Nash was born on July 9, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Leola and Buford James Nash, Sr. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, Mr. Jesse and Jane Carson.
Mildred attended Dunbar Elementary School, Carver Junior High School, and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1965. She graduated from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas.
Mildred was baptized and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savoir. She knew this earthly journey was brief and the best was yet to be. Mildred loved her church family, and the joy she received from
serving in numerous capacities.
Mildred was an extremely talented and clever woman who wasaffiliated with a number of organizations including: Tulsa Job
Corp-Job Placement, Tulsa Urban League counselor, Osteopathic Hospital administrator, Para-teacher at Thoreau Demonstration Academy and Walt Whitman Elementary, support employee of the year at Thoreau, Campfire Assistant Leader and youth director, vacation Bible school teacher, Mission Choir Director, member of the Women’s Auxiliary Missionary, President of the North Tulsa Business Professional Women’s Club, Inc., and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Mildred was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, and friend. All who knew and loved Mildred will miss her beautiful smile, the twinkle in her eyes, and her encouraging spirit to always give their best in all the do.
Mildred is preceded in death by her mother, Leola Bates Nash, father, Buford James Nash, Sr., grandmother, Jane Carson,
grandfather, Jesse Carson, sister, Lannetta Jean Ward Burleson Murray, nephew, Buford James Nash III, sister-in-law, JoAnn Nash,
and great-niece, Kiara Beasley.
Left to cherish Mildred’s memory include her two brothers, Buford James Nash, Jr. (Eileen) and David L. Nash, Sr. , two sisters, Ruby L. Nash Garrett and Karen “Carolyn” R. Nash Pettigrew, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma, nephews: Ernest D. Ward (Renee) of Jacksonville, Florida,
J.D. Burleson, Jr. (Virginia) of Desota, Texas, Fredrick Burleson (Iretha) of Midwest City, Oklahoma, David L. Nash, Jr., Brandon Garrett, Thayo Garrett, Anthony Pettigrew, Jr., and Korey D. Pettigrew (Maggie), of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nieces: Renita Burleson Williams of Jacksonville, Florida, Kathleen Nash and Kasandria Nash of Tulsa, Oklahoma; great-nehpews: Andre D. Pettigrew, Cameron Pettigrew, James Watson, Jerome Nash Beasley, and Buford David Nash Beasley; great-nieces: Koriana Pettigrew, Asia Pettigrew, and Averi Pettigrew. She will also be sorely missed by a special lady who was like a daughter, Natalie Goodeau of Atlanta, Georgia and a life-long special friend, Redgie Gay of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 22,11:00am Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church followed by interment at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.