Mildred Vincent, 88, of Monticello, passed away on April 27, 2016 at the Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born on December 12, 1927, in Drew County and was the daughter of the late Mack and Alberta Turner Smith.

Mrs. Vincent received her formal education from Rose Hill School. She was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant AME Church until she became ill. She was a member of Sunday School Class No. 1 and served as president of the Stewardess Board No. 1. She took great pride in the preparation of the communion for the church.

Upon retirement, Mrs. Vincent enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and watching television. She had a special relationship with the younger generations of her family. She had her own unique way of explaining valuable life lessons by interjecting humor into the conversation.

Mrs. Vincent was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Charlie Vincent, Sr.; a daughter, Sherry Lambert; a son, Curtis Vincent; and two grandsons, Anwar Lambert and Benjamin Vincent.

She is survived by five sons, Charlie (Bennie), Frederick (Marilyn), Willard (Barbara), and Dwight (Melissa) Vincent, all of Monticello, and Victor (Jacqueline) Vincent of Richmond, Texas; two daughters, Wonda Chestnut of Rosenberg, Texas, and Barbara Benton of Warren; four siblings, Dorothy (Hubert) Martin and Earnest Smith, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Charlie Mae Jackson of Wilmar, and Wesley Smith of Monticello; a devoted sister-in-law, Claudia Handley; and a special long-time friend, Francis Christian. She was extremely proud of her 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, as well as, her host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be held on April 30 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church with burial to follow in Campground Cemetery. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.