Millie Ann Wiseman

July 07, 1939 - May 21, 2021

Obituary For Millie Ann Wiseman

Millie Ann Garland Wiseman, 81, wife of the late Robert Noyles Wiseman, went to her heavenly home on May 21, 2021.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and advisor, Millie was a native of Avery County. She was the daughter of the late Zack Garland and Villa Biggs Garland.

Graduating from Newland High School in 1958, she kept in good contact with her classmates and enjoyed the summer reunions. She graduated from Crossnore Business School in 1959.

She served as Registrar for Lees-McRae College for 33 years mentoring and advising students on their academic paths, careers, and life journeys. She had a gift of offering advice, assistance and her loving hugs. Students from those three decades at Lees-McRae still refer to her as “Momma Millie”. She was committed, dedicated, and made sure the students knew she would never give up on them. Because of her selfless acts of kindness, she was honored by the North Carolina State Legislature for dedication and support of Lees-McRae College and a flag was flown in her honor! She also received an Honorary Associate of Arts Degree from Lees-McRae class of 1989.

Millie is survived by her daughter Robin Wiseman Evans and son-in-law John Evans; grandsons, Andrew Evans, Austin Evans, and Johnny Evans of Cary, NC; and her niece, Melanie Ware (Dave Young) of Hancock, SD. She was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Garland Ware. She was a second mother to many including Stephen Smith and Erick Smithwick.

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 2:00pm at Walnut Grove Church, Newland, NC. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.



Memorial Service

02:00 PM
Walnut Grove Church
47 Bob Taylor Rd
Newland, NC
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Millie was a vey special lady. We met her 3 years ago and immediately feel in love with her. Her husband Robert and I were playmates as children on my grandfather's farm in Avery County back in the 40's. Robert and Gisele Leonard
- Robert Leonard
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!
- Carolyn Arnett-Kirkup
Robin, your Mother was such a wonderful woman. Many of my childhood memories include her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fly high Millie and dance with the angles❤️
- Jeanene Thomas
I am so sorry hearing about the passing of your mother. I remember her kindness when I was at LeesMcRae. Know that your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jenny Hix
- jennifer hix

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