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Mildred Beatrice Jakushevich
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Obituary for Mildred Beatrice Jakushevich

Mildred Beatrice Jakushevich, age 98 of Royal Oak, went home to Glory Monday, May 28, 2018. She was born September 21, 1919 in East Rockingham, North Carolina to Hubert and Mamie Huggins.

Mrs. Jakushevich, affectionately known as Aunt Millie, was a generous and giving woman. She loved baking and doing crafts. She donated countless numbers of breads and cakes, Squeeze Em’s, notebooks, bookmarks, and cross-in-my-pocket to anyone and everyone. She was a prayer warrior and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving her are children, Meryl Poynter, Laurel (Gary) Whitelam, and Terry (Marion) Jakushevich; son-in-law, Rev. James McFarland; grandchildren, Renee (John) Mears, Russell (Stacy) Poynter, Jr., Kristal (Christopher) Benitez, David (Jenna) McFarland, Lydia Whitelam, Jennifer McFarland, Gary (Natalie) Whitelam, Jr., Jessie Jakushevich, Alex Jakushevich, and Jeremy (Sara) Jakushevich; and great grandchildren, Angelica, John, Logan, Jayden, Allison, Chase, Peyton, Bryce, London, Trey, and Adaline. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Alexander, whom she married August 18, 1946 in East Rockingham, North Carolina; her parents; her daughter, Karen McFarland; son-in-law, Russell Poynter; and brothers, Neil Huggins, Hubert Huggins, and Devotion R. Huggins.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 31 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (2 blocks west of Woodward Avenue).

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM on Friday, June 1 at the funeral home.

Burial to process to White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

Memorial Contributions would be appreciated to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.

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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072





11:00 AM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Cemetery Details


White Chapel Cemetery

621 Long Lake
Troy, MI 48083


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