Midge Teresa Sauer Heredia, 85, of Stone Mountain, Georgia went home to our Lord in her sleep on Saturday, December 7 following a heart attack at the home of her youngest daughter, Diane Heredia Sachs, in Herndon, Virginia. Midge was born in New York and traveled all over the world as the Army wife of Manuel "Matt" Heredia, Jr. Midge and Matt were married in 1952 and moved seventeen times in twenty-one years of Army life. She took great pride in being an Army wife, "the toughest job in the Army." Her lifelong friends know her from her church work at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain and from the ceramic shop at Ft. McPherson, Georgia. She also worked for eighteen years at Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP), a job she was extremely proud of obtaining at the age of fifty. Her husband, Matt, predeceased her in 2004. Midge is survived by her three children, COL (Ret) Michael (Debbie) Heredia of Monument, Colorado; Delayne (Randy) McDonald of Roswell, Georgia; and Diane (Marc) Sachs of Herndon, Virginia. She was the proud grandmother of five: Jack (Sarah) McDonald of North Carolina; Elise Sachs of North Carolina; Kelly Sachs (Vince) Thiele of Virginia, Stephanie Heredia (Bruce) Hull of Missouri and Jessica Heredia (Gordon) Powers of Kansas. She loved her four great grandchildren: Grant, Victoria and Lucas Powers and Taylor Ann McDonald and treasured hearing about them and seeing the latest pictures. We are grateful to our mother for passing on the values of faith in God and service to our country. We hope to continue her lifelong example of caring for and serving others. She lived each day this way and we'll all miss her more than we can say. Visitation is Friday, December 13 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain. On Saturday, December 14, a funeral Mass will be offered at 1 pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 600 Mountain View Drive, Stone Mountain. Please join the family before Mass for a light lunch buffet served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Stone Mountain Room at church. Interment will take place following Mass at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, 3000 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker

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  1. Mama Midge;

    Love you and miss you!! It is hard on me not hearing your voice this holiday season 2013/2014.

    Rest in Peace and know that you are loved in Heaven and on Earth!


  2. I am a little slow and behind the curve on new communications technology, so i my not be that toned into evolving changing events out there on the air waves, But i am catching up.

    May 3,2014 today is a sad day for me, I received news today from David my son, on the passing away of Midge, Great sadness envelops to this unpleasant news, that an elegant lady of great strength, resolve and dignity is no longer with us, Even though we only shared infrequent pleasant moments over long expanses. a profound emptiness on a passing of an epic time spans is no more. I remember when i first met her ( i was just fifth teen ) and we were just moved living out in the country on long Island and Matt brought her out there ) first words to me were ” oh what beautiful black hair i had. ” of course that was no longer to be. Today its silver. I know she is and was being well received, Because she earn it. They were waiting for her. Gladys and Matt were and are among them, Because she did and dose matter to us. If tears could build a stairway and memoirs a lane, id walk right up to heaven and bring her home again. She is not alone, she is with good people, I will expect to be with them one day, the last of the Heredia farewell. I grieve with you

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