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Willie Mills

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

ORAN -- Willie B. Mills, 72, died April 28, 2006, at the Chaffee Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 8, 1934, in Malden, daughter of the late Everie and Georgia Mae Steward, she was a member of Divine Second Chance Ministries and was a former member of Greers Chapel Baptist Church in Sikeston.

On April 7, 1950, she married Cleophis Mills who preceded her in death in October 1999.

Two sons, Charles Mills and Steve Mills; and one brother, Luther Steward, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three sons and one daughter-in-law, Cleophis J. Mills Jr. of Marion, Ind., Michael Mills of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ronnie and Veronica Mills of rural Sikeston; two daughters, Vickie Andrews and Twana Mills Pearson of Sikeston; three sisters, Essie B. Steward, Loretta Steward and Minnie Moore, all of Sikeston; and 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 1 p.m. Saturday until time of service at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Charleston with her son, the Rev. Cleophis J. Mills Jr., officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.