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Lucille Vallie (Dollar) Landers

September 19, 1925 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 93)

Mildred Julia Dollar, aged 96, died November 30, 2018.  She was preceded in death by parents, Vera Elmina Thompson & Robert Burton Dollar, a baby sister, Dorothy Dollar, her brother Robert T. Dollar, niece, Sundi Deneen Dollar and sisters by marriage, Lavern Henderson Dollar and Wynelle Everett Dollar.

She was survived by sister, Lucille Dollar Landers, brother, Edward B. Dollar, nieces, A. Renee Dollar and Lisa McGlaun.

Mildred was born May 6, 1922 in Dawson Co., Georgia.  She graduated in the top of her class in high school and attended Brenau College.  She was employed for a time in drafting and engineering in Mobile, Alabama, as well as with Belle Bomber.  She took a sabbatical and lived in Manhattan where she immersed herself in the arts and as well as assisting in marketing the line—Veronica Dengel, a popular author of various books and creator of a cosmetics line.  She returned to Atlanta and opened a Veronica Dengel Studio.

Upon hearing of her return to Atlanta, she was asked to join Patterson & Dewar Electrical Engineers—P & D as it is now known.  Her career with Mr. Dewar and Mr. Patterson, getting to know their families, were years which left her with many happy memories as well as a feeling of accomplishment.  Her career brought letters and calls of appreciation oft expressed by various communities who valued her expertise in Electrical Engineering.  She valued the privilege of using her talents to bring a positive, safe change to many lives in the Southeastern states.  During the early 1960’s she spent six weeks as a traveling delegate of International Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses in key cities throughout Europe.

She spoke with fondness of these years, but graciously retired early to be a true companion to her mother who faced widowhood and macular degeneration.  Mildred utilized these years to explore a greater share in voluntary work of a Bible Educational nature as well as that of gardening alongside her mother.  She and her sister,  Lucille, spent much time caring for their mother—allowing younger family members more time for their family, their volunteer work  and the family business—Dollar Auto Parts.  As her sight declined, her dear friends, Bobbe & Tim Cole, Mernest Fountain, the Statons, Annelise Hubbard, Joan Butler Hansen, Angie Holt and family, the Janvarys, Sandra, Wiley & Kyle Camper, Doris Reynolds, Charlotte Hartsfield, Ron May, the Lundies, Richmonds, Dapaahs, Susie May, and the Shumakers were among those whom she truly viewed as especially dear.  Their visits and various kind acts helped her to gracefully adjust to her loss of sight.  She always treasured being a part of the worldwide family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Those who had the privilege of sharing her final years may never forget the professional assistance provided by Southern Companions, Magnolia Estates, and Agape Hospice who saw that her last days—albeit sight-impaired were spent seeing to her needs, comforting her and keeping her safe, being a companion in further adjusting to non-elective changes, with their uniquely compassionate talents.  The family will never forget those so kind to her.

Lucille Vallie Dollar Landers aged 93, died August 22.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Landers, parents, Vera Elmina Thompson & Robert Burton Dollar, an infant sister, Dorothy Dollar, sister, Mildred Julia Dollar, brother, Robert T. Dollar, niece, Sundi Deneen Dollar, sisters by marriage, Lavern Henderson Dollar and Wynelle Everett Dollar.

She is survived by brother, Edward Burton Dollar, nieces, A. Renee Dollar, Lisa McGlaun and family by marriage, Susan Landers, Nancy and Jere Landers, and a host of others.

Lucille was born September 19, 1925 in Dawson Co., GA and graduated from High School in Flowery Branch.  She went on to work at Belle Bomber.  After this she was employed in both jewelry and furniture where she met her husband, Dan.  In 1961 she began working in Penney’s where she worked in Credit until retirement.  During this time, she also enjoyed seeing the success of her husband as he launched Daniel’s Interiors.  Upon becoming a widow at a young age, she spent time with her sister, Mildred, in caring for their mother—creating delicious dishes from the garden, reading, shopping and most of all being with family.  Time spent with both Landers and Dollars were happiest...

In the last years, she and Mildred were inseparable as they worked around their individual health challenges—one always trying to help the other.  The worldwide family of Jehovah’s Witnesses was a joyful encouragement as she and Mildred faced declining health.

The family’s journey of watching her last months was enriched by the care Lucille received from Magnolia Estates—her choice of residence, Agape Hospice.  The unique talents of these caring folks especially enabled the months without Mildred to be much more bearable...and sometimes downright enjoyable as they gave her an opportunity to continue conversations, keep up with life, as well as “dressing up and visiting with folks”.  These were integral to her wellbeing and their kindnesses will never be forgotten.

Services will be scheduled at a later date.  

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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