Mrs. Mildred Edith Mills, age 90, beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Mills of Macon, GA and Fernandina Beach passed away on Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2017 at Savannah Grand of Amelia Island.
Born in Fort McClellan, AL, she was the last living of five children born to the late Jesse Arthur Vitatoe and Bertie Mae Miller Vitatoe. Her family moved to Gainesville, FL with her father’s U.S Army career which enabled her to attended and graduate from Buccholz High School. She later attended Bob Jones University on Greenville, SC. In 1946 she married a Chemistry major from UF, Richard “Dick” H. Mills. In 1960 the Mills family moved to Macon, GA where Mrs. Mills enjoyed her affiliation with many social clubs to include the Women’s Club and the Junior League of Macon. Mrs. Mills was an avid payer of Bridge. She and her husband made Macon their home until moving to Amelia Island in 2007. Mr. Mills passed away in July of 2008.
While living In Macon they were members of Vinville and North Macon Presbyterian Churches. After settling on Amelia Island they affiliated with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
She leaves behind, a son, James R. Mills and his wife, Terri, Marietta, GA, a daughter, Judy M. Holcomb and her husband, Darrell, Fernandina Beach, FL, four grandchildren, Laura H. Wilkerson (Wade), Lee H. O’Shields (Tyler), Brian R. Mills, Bradley S. Mills, five great grandchildren, Hunter Wilkerson, Jackson Wilkerson, Luke Wilkerson, Charles Wilkerson, Hudson O’Shields, a niece, Barbara Shelow and a nephew, Mark Musleh.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend Stephen Mazingo, officiating.
Mrs. Mills will be laid to rest beside her husband in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Macon Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o North Macon Presbyterian Church, 5707 Rivoli Drive, Macon, GA 31210