Millie Ganell Burgett, 85, of Amarillo, TX went to be with the Lord on August 4, 2021.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be at Llano East in the Garden of Gethsemane. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Millie was born in Dougherty, Texas on November 3, 1935, to Alfred Milton Carmack and Ruby Owens. Millie married the love of her life, George M. Burgett, on July 6, 1954, in Fresno, California. She always blushed and said she had “the best year-long honeymoon in Hawaii.”
She and George had four children, Millie Elaine Nesbitt, Jenny Michelle Cook, Lee Jefferson Burgett, and Jana Leigh Slaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Burgett; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Burgett; her daughter, Jana Slaughter; son-in-law, Jim Nesbitt; and daughter, Michelle Cook.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Nesbitt; son, Jeff Burgett and wife, Brenda; sons-in-law, Bobby Slaughter, and Kenneth Cook; and her sister, Norma Reeves. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Millie was a proud military wife and enjoyed the travel it provided. She was an avid reader and she and her life-long friend, Paula enjoyed sharing authors with each other. She was a Girl Scout leader for Elaine and Michelle for many years. She loved to sew, and her favorite clothing was prom and wedding dresses. She was a member of DAR and in her later years, discovered a love for genealogy. She loved cooking special meals for her kids and grandchildren. She loved being called “grandmother” and “mawnew” and spending time with her family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the non-profit charity, Safari of Hope, Inc. (safariofhope.com — specifically the sewing center) where “Millie’s Magic” is being made.