Mildred Ann (Vaughn, Baggett) Cason

January 21, 1937 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 82)



It is with great sadness that the family of Mildred Ann (Vaughn, Baggett) Cason announces her passing on June 1, 2019 at the age of 82. Millie’s unique life will be fondly remembered by her 3 children:  Sarah (Baggett, Gustafson) Aloise, John Mark Baggett, and Samuel (Sam) David Baggett.  She will also be remembered kindly by her sister, Frances Beverly (Vaughn) Baggett; brother-in-law, John Rapp; sister-in-law, Laura Esters; nieces, Cheraya Esters and Aubri Esters; grandchildren, Matthew Gustafson, Nathan Gustafson, Samuel Allen Baggett, Zachary Baggett; and great-grandson, Samuel Joseph Johnson-Baggett, as well as her numerous close friends, former students, and extended family members.  Millie was pre-deceased by her brother, Joshua Esters. 

Millie was a beloved teacher in the Chatham County, Wake County, and Chicago Schools for much of her life.  She was also deeply spiritual and valued her church relationships over the years. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Pittsboro Presbyterian Church in Pittsboro, NC at 4:00 on Saturday, June 8 (with special music beginning at 3:30).  Following the service, a short reception will be held at the church. 

In lieu of flowers and in keeping with the spirit of Millie’s life, the family requests “Pay it Forward” gestures that could include an act of kindness to a stranger or a donation to a cause on her behalf.  Causes close to her heart included:  Defenders of Wildlife, The Southern Poverty Law Association, UNICEF, ASPCA, ACLU, The Nature Conservancy, The National Park Association, The UN Refugee Agency, Democratic Party candidates, The NC Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and Pittsboro Presbyterian Church.

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Celebration of Life
June 8, 2019

4:00 PM
Pittsboro Presbyterian
95 East St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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