Millie L. “Carmela” Gordon 86 of Shelbyville, formerly of Tower Hill, IL, peacefully went to be with her Lord, surrounded by her family, at 12:18 AM Wednesday August 5, 2015 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.
Millie was born February 13, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Mike and Flora Peluso Lungo.
She married Roscoe Gordon on February 25, 1947 and he passed away in 1982.
Millie was a member of Christ Tabernacle in Herrick, IL.
She was talented at crocheting and through the years, made many baby blankets for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.She came from a large Italian family and she prepared many Italian meals for family gatherings.Millie was famous for reaching out to family and friends with personal note or letter.
Millie worked as a nurse’s aid at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville for over fifteen years.She was totally dedicated to taking care of her patients and loved her work.
Surviving are her children: Rose Gordon of Shelbyville, Myke Carter of Mattoon, IL and Connie (Bruce) Brown of Shelbyville; grandchildren: Jimmy (Keri) Helton, Tony (Becky) Carter , Nicholas(Elizabeth) Brown, Shane (fiancé Heather Davis) and Maria Brown; great grandchildren : Milla Helton Kylie Helton, Bailey Helton, Bennett Carter, Kallie Brown and Adam Brown; brothers and sisters: Kathryn Yates of Rockford, IL, Jennie (Jim) Parrott of Rockford, ILand Guy (Diane) Lungo of Rockford, IL and several nieces and nephews .
She was preceded in death by her husband Roscoe; daughter Flora “Cheech” Gordon parents; sisters: Mary Fay and Connie Bermudez.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday August 8, 2015 in Christ Tabernacle in Herrick, IL.Bishop Tom Suey will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:00- 7:00 PM Friday in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville, IL and one hour before the service at Christ Tabernacle in Herrick on Friday.Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery, Tower Hill, IL.Memorials may be made to the Family.On line condolences may be directed to the Family lockartgreenfuneralhome.com