Mildred E. LaPorte Feb. 29, 1952 - March 11, 2014 NILES - Mildred E. LaPorte, age 62 years of Niles, Michigan, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles following an extended illness. She was born February 29, 1952, in Marion, Alabama, to James S. & Vernice (Carroll) Butters Sr. On March 29, 1981 in Louis-ville, Mississippi, she mar-ried Daniel I. LaPorte. He preceded her in death on January 14, 2010. Mildred graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Chalmette, Louisiana in 1971. Al-though miles apart from her extended family, Mil-dred had a way of keeping the family connected. Surviving family includes her brother, James But-ters Jr. of River Ridge, Louisiana; sister-in-law and dear friend, Jenny (and husband Michael) LaPorte; and beloved ex-tended family and care-givers. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Emma Sue Butters. Funeral services for Mil-dred E. LaPorte will be held at 10:00a.m. on Fri-day, March 14, 2014, at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles, the Rev. Randy Pearman of Bethel Baptist Church in Niles of-ficiating. Interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles. The family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Mildred may be made to the organization of choice. www.halbritterfunerals.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 13, 2014