FRENCH, Mildred Davis, "Millie," died on July 14, 2021. After winning many courageous battles with different types of cancer, she ultimately succumbed to it. She fought with courage and without complaint.
Millie was born in Richmond, Virginia to Mildred Boyd Davis and John Conrad Davis. The mother of three daughters, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Beverley Page "B.P." French. She is survived by her other daughters, Mildred "Mollie" Boyd French of Naples, Florida and Frances "Francee" French Schuma; a son-in-law, John Micheal Schuma; and two grandchildren, Mollie Flynn Schuma and Carter French Schuma of Richmond, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her sister, Agnes "Piper" Ely; and is survived by her sister, Frances Davis Swift; and brother, John Conrad Davis.
Millie attended St. Catherine's School, where she received many accolades for her athletic ability. Field hockey, basketball, tennis and horseback riding were just a few of the sports she excelled in and enjoyed. She was a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and could often be heard cheering the Tarheels to victory in basketball. Millie enjoyed social occasions, and many remarked on her glamorous appearance and southern charms, but her greatest joy was being a mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 24 Hour Club of Naples, 1509 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, Fla. 34109.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Jul. 21, 2021.