11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home
221 Broad Street
Sumter, South Carolina, United States
Obituary of Mickey Mills
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Mildred “Mickey” Ruth White Mills, 77, wife of Paul “Fred” Mills, died Saturday, October 2, 2021, at NHC of Sumter. Born August 24, 1944, in Sumter, she was the youngest daughter of the late Darby Holman White and Ruth Lackey White. Mother was a graduate of Edmunds High School and Palmer Business College in Columbia, SC. In 1963, Mother married the love of her life, Fred. During his 22-year Air Force Career, Mother made our home in France, twice in England, Nebraska, and Sumter. A long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mother worked many years with the Wednesday Folders, preparing the “Trumpeteer” for mailing. She was involved with Trinity’s Living Christmas Story from its beginning. Mother was a member of the FAHoLo Sunday School class. Mother loved to bake, especially decorated butter cookies. She also baked dozens of cookies each year for the Kairos Prison Ministry and the Shower Shaw with Cookies Project. Mother is survived by her husband, Fred; two daughters, Terry Berry (Todd) of FL, Denise DuBose (Early) of Sumter; one son, Paul Mills (Caroline) of Greenville; five grandchildren, Brittany Calhoun, Tyler Calhoun, Paul Calhoun (Krystal), Derek Berry and Shane Berry; three sisters, Barbara Duby and husband Bob, Joan Snapp and husband Dan, Judy Phillips all of Sumter. The family would like to thank NHC of Sumter for their loving care. From Mother to our Father “In our wedding rings we had engraved Father’s “Together with Thee”, Mother’s: “Until Eternity”. Neither knew what the other had planned 58 years of love and trust. I will love you always.” Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M. Wednesday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Rev. Dr. Reginald Thackston officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Mother requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crosswell Children’s Home, 11 Crosswell Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or flowers given to an elderly shut-in. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory 221 Broad Street Sumter is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.