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Mildred “Millie” (née Nekich) Major, born August 5, 1929 to Robert and Julia (née Yovich) Nekich in Detroit, MI, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2023, surrounded by family in Suwanee, GA.
Living most of her life in Cleveland, OH, Millie’s last 12 years were spent in Atlanta, GA with family. She is now reunited in Heaven with her sons, James Jr. and Richard, granddaughter, Sarah (née Ricco) Teter, and siblings, Anna (née Nekich) Zorich, Robert Nekich and William Nekich.
Millie, a faithful Catholic, proudly raised 4 children, and enjoyed her 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a prominent member of the Northeast Ohio Realtor Community, and an avid member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Lodge #859 of Cleveland, where she enjoyed many Tamburitzan events, festivals and travels throughout her life.
She is survived by daughters, Kimberly Lewis and Tamara (Charles) Ancona, and grandchildren, James (Lori) Major, Gina Major, Katherine Lewis, Christopher Lewis, and Chandler (John) Kunka.
Millie lived 93 years of an exemplary life, enjoyed time with family, and honored her Catholic faith through prayer and support for loved ones and those she came to know. Her love of family, cooking and baking, Croatian heritage, singing, dancing and sense of humor will be dearly missed and forever treasured.
A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Friday, March 24 at 9:00AM at Ss Robert & William Catholic Church in Euclid, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Millie to the “Croatian Fraternal Union Scholarship Fund” at 100 Delaney Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15235, a place near and dear to her heart of which she was a lifelong member; or to “Our Lady of the Lourdes Shrine” at 21281 Chardon Rd., Euclid, OH, 44117, where she enjoyed going to pray.
“Love you more…” Živjeli to a life well lived!
Please click this link to view live services. http://www.srweuclid.cc/funeral
Georgia Cremation in Duluth is assisting the family with the arrangements. (678) 584-0914