Mildred Ann "Millie" Lyles, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013.
Mildred Ann "Millie" Lyles, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Frank "Bill" Lyles. Millie had been a longtime resident of this area, co-owning and co-managing the original Rainbow Motel in Mexico Beach for more than 16 years, where they opened their doors to "The Kids" of Sunland Center near Marianna, FL. She also owned Instant Images in Port St. Joe, and also helped establish the Volunteer Fire Department in Mexico Beach. She was an original member of the Mexico Beach Lions Club, later to transfer to the Wewahitchka Lions Club, where she was a very active member serving on several different committees. Millie, was also active in establishing the ARC in Port St. Joe, FL.
She is survived by her son Robert (Bob) and wife Carol; her daughter Kathleen (Kat); her sister Jeanette Gramlick and husband Martin from Belleville, IL; her grandson Brandon and wife Natalie and great granddaughter Isabell; many out-of-state nieces; nephews; godchildren; great godchildren; grandnieces; and grandnephews. She is also survived by a great, giving best friend, Hazel Owens and her entire family, and many wonderful friends.
Please help us celebrate her life at 2 p.m. EDT, Sunday, Aug, 4, 2013, at the Oak Grove Church in Port St. Joe, FL.
Please do not wear sad colors, but dress in spring and summer colors to celebrate her joy of life, giving, and the quick smile to her face.
If you please, in lieu of flowers send a donation to the wonderful Covent Hospice, 107 W. 19th St. Panama City, FL 32405, who were so compassionate, loving and gentle with her and her family, or to Gulf County Senior Center, 120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Thank You from "The Entire Family"