Mildred Barber

June 18, 1939 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 80)


Tupelo – Ms. Mildred Barber, 80, died Sunday, November 10, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center.  She was born June 18, 1939 in Belmont, MS, to Ben and Oniece Pounders Collier.  She was a high school graduate and worked in management for All Star Cleaners.  Mildred enjoyed working in her yard and growing flowers, baking, and most of all, fishing.  She was an avid fan of the “Gone with the Wind” era.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 PM, Thursday, November 14, 2019 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Greg Collier officiating.  Private burial will follow at Ridge Cemetery in Belmont, MS.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 PM to 7 PM and Thursday from 1 PM to service time.

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Survivors include her son, Tony Barber of Iuka; two daughters, Pam Gipson of Tupelo and Donna Cooley (Jack) of Lexington, S.C.; five grandchildren, Hunter Armstrong, Sandahl Burleson, Sterling Gipson, Tara Stallings, and Amanda Hoffkins; seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Joe Collier and Art Collier, and sister, Dorothy Wright.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Armstrong, Victor Armstrong, Wilford Wright, Josh Wright, Daniel Burleson, and Chris Collier.

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November 13, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Holland - Tupelo Chapel
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

Celebration of Life
November 14, 2019

2:00 PM
Holland - Tupelo Chapel
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

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