Millie’s Drapery & Decorating was started in1968 at the home of Mildred & Wiley Dougherty. In the beginning, all of Millie’s custom workmanship was done in a small storage building on the property. June & John Kinsey bought the company from Mildred in 1980. June, Mildred’s niece, combined quality workmanship with unmatched customer service to build Millie’s into the company it is today. Millie’s occupied several locations on Thompson Bridge Road until purchasing their permanent home at 1732 Cleveland Hwy. in 1996.
On August 9th, 2016, we lost our building to an early morning fire. It was a long road, but one year later, God blessed us with a beautiful new building so that we can continue to serve Northeast Georgia for many years to come. To God Be the Glory!
Quoted Post August 9, 2016 from Facebook
Today has been a difficult day. If you don’t know, Millie’s Drapery had a fire early this morning and we have suffered a complete lose of our building. I am thankful to say that no one was in the building and no fireman were hurt. I am truly humbled by the prayers and outcry to help from friends and family. Thank you. Millie’s Drapery and Decorating lost its physical building but we are made up of family, employees, and our amazing clients. And I am happy to say none of that can be taken away by a fire. We will remain strong and rebuild.
I post this picture taken by a friend. God is our strength and while I have done my far share of questioning Him today we will praise Him in the storm. And He is our Rock in times of struggle. So many things I don’t understand and so many questions to be answered. I don’t know the answers to them all but we will cry out to the one who does.