Mildred Colotta

Mildred Josephine Ellis Colotta, 92, of McKenzie, mother of Stacy Jordan of Union City, died Sept. 5, 2017, at McKenzie Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in McKenzie, with the Rev. Jason Jones officiating.
Interment will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Indianola City Cemetery in Indianola, Miss.
The family will receive friends on Friday from noon–2 p.m. at the church.
Brummitt–McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 16 McTyiere St., McKenzie, TN 38201 or First United Methodist Church, 205 Second St., Indianola, MS 38751.
She was born in Lyon, Miss., on Aug. 29, 1925, to the late Henry Knox and Elizabeth Turley Ellis. She married Ignatius “Nate” James Colotta, who preceded her in death.
She was a retired teacher and title one director in Mississippi’s Sunflower County School District. She was a member of McKenzie First United Methodist Church, where she served on the administrative board, president of the United Methodist Women and member of the Friendship Bible Class. She served as organizer of the local Meals on Wheels and was a Pink Lady at McKenzie Regional Hospital, an honorary chairman of Relay for Life in 2003 and a member of the Inglenook Book club and garden club.
She is survived by eight children, Ellis (Mily) Colotta of Charlotte, N.C., Henry Colotta of Memphis, John Colotta of Ft. Worth, Texas, Beth Colotta of Knoxville, JoAnne Fontaine of Yorktown, Va., Stacy (Dr. Rob) Jordan of Union City, Dr. Terry (Sharon) Colotta of McKenzie and Van Colotta of Starkville, Miss.; 13 grandchildren, Ashley Colotta, Courtney (Paul) Thompson, Douglass Fontaine III, Elizabeth Fontaine (Stephen) Bucken, Christian Fontaine, Eli Jordan, Brittany Colotta, Nate Colotta, Chase Colotta, Isabella Colotta, Logan Taylor, Paisley Colotta and Cannon Colotta; and one great-grandson, Henry Cooper Thompson.
She was also preceded in death by three siblings.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com.
Published 9.7.17

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