Jackie ‘G.G.’ Norris Millender
Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie “G.G.” Norris Millender, 87, was held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews officiated. Interment followed the services at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Mrs. Millender passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She was born in Centerville on November 1, 1929. She grew up in Centerville and graduated as valedictorian from the Centerville High School class of 1947. Jackie married Joe Millender in January of 1952 and shared over sixty-five years of marriage together, and made their home in Teague. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was very active in their school activities. Jackie enjoyed playing tennis for many years and competed in numerous tournaments in central Texas. She was well known for her cooking skills and prepared countless meals for her family, friends, church and community events. Mrs. Millender joined First Baptist Church in Teague on May 6, 1958, and was active in numerous ministries including the worship choir for many years. Mrs. Millender is survived by her husband, Joe C. Millender, Jr. of Teague; two sons, Joe C. Millender, III of Houston and Randy Millender of Teague; one granddaughter, Misti Wortham and husband Ruel of Waco; one great-granddaughter, Katlin Keaton of Fairfield; one greatgrandson, Landen Wortham of Waco; one sister, Billie Touma of Tyler; six nephews, Denny Reese, Chester Kwiat, Jr., Oliver Kwiat, Ernie Kwiat, Rickey Shannon, and Kevin Norris; seven nieces, Vivian Midgley, Janice Shilling, Marilyn Synder, Sheila Vasquez, Kristine Baugh, Robbin McKinney, and Traci Cook; numerous great-nephews and greatnieces and friends. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie Reese, Mary Blue, Lois Kwiat, Sandra Shannon; and one brother, W.D. (Sonny) Norris. Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.