Mildred Blair Cottrell, who retired from UNCG’s Parking Services in 1996, worked at the University for over 20 years. She died on June 16, 2020.
She was noted for her patience and people skills, often soothing upset students who had received parking violations on or near campus.
Cottrell joined College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro in 1960, where she served as a deacon, sang in the choir, served on various church committees, and worked in the nursery. Those who knew her remark that her genuine openness and warmth towards everyone she met clearly reflected her loving personality.
She enjoyed needlework and quilting, cooking for friends and family, playing bridge with friends, and tending her flowers. Cottrell’s home was open to all; one of her greatest joys was making others feel welcomed, special, and well-fed. Many family, friends, and acquaintances have been the recipients of her handmade quilts, baby blankets, tea towels, casseroles, and cakes over the years.