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Dorothy L. Mills


Sunrise: July 25, 1935

Sunset: January 18, 2021

Mother Dorothy Louise Mills affectionately “Doris, Dot or Lil Doris “received her wings on Monday, January 18, 2021.  She took her flight from this earthly realm. Mother Mills was born to the late Lucy J. Sykes on July 25, 1935, in Amelia County, Virginia. Later her mother moved to Portsmouth. Va. where she remained a resident of Portsmouth, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her three sons; Ronnie Giles Sr., Wilbur Giles, Bernard Giles and granddaughter Chiquita Giles.

She attended Portsmouth Public Schools. In 1967, Mother Mills became Pastor Emeritus Taft Purkett’s first member of Macedonia COGIC in Portsmouth, Va. She served as the following: Church Mother,  Senior Choir President, Mother’s Board President, YPWW President and teacher, VA 2nd Jurisdiction State and District Hospitality member, Macedonia COGIC Hospitality President, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and State Mother’s Board President. Mother Mills was faithful in many areas of ministry; however her gift was hospitality, “she loved to serve”. Mother Dorothy Mills was known for her Sunday rolls. People throughout the neighborhood (Jeffery Wilson Park) would come to the house just for her homemade rolls, sweet potato pies and fried chicken. Mother Dorothy Mills provided childcare for social services as well as childcare for the neighborhood residents.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of  her children: two daughters, Darlene Redditt (Daryle), First Lady Brennell Baker(Pastor Ronnie Baker), three sons; Brendell Mills (Teri Ann), Samuel Mills (Cathy), and Lamont Mills; one brother; Windell Giles Sr. (Zethly); nineteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mother Mills will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

 

Viewing Monday, January 25, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Samuel Bill Mills Jr says

    I remember, you when you told me, not to do that, but the Good thing is that you will always be my, Mother, that I will love to the end of my life, I am going to miss you, Mom,but I will love you,
    Love your Son,
    Samuel Bill Mills Jr (Sammy )

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    Willie and Debbie Daniels says

    Our sincerest sympathies to you, Sis. Brennell and Elder Ronnie Baker. We are praying God’s comfort and strength for you and the family during this time of great loss. Mother Mills will be missed.

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    VERNICE &MORRIS says

    MY CONDOLENCES T THE FAMILY. IT WAS A HONOR TO HAVE TAKN CARE OF MRS MILLS. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU ALL THROUGH THIS TIME.
    MR & MRS MORRIS &VERNICE JONES

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    Cornelia Clemmons says

    To Mann, TJ,Dion, Angie, and the rest of the Mills/Giles family. I extend to you my most heart felt sympathy. You were blessed with a phenomenal mom and grandma. She Was with you during your times of triumph and your times of sorrow. She would want you to keep your hands in God’s hands and trust that he knew what he was doing when he took her home. After all, God only wants the best flower for his garden. Praying for your strength.

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    Rebecca CARTER (ins.lady) says

    To Wendell and the MillsFamily I KNOW you had a great sister and mother you all have my love and condolences

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    MISSY. REGINA FAITH WILLIAMS says

    I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. THIS ANGLE WILL TRULY BE MISSED. SHE LOVED GOD AND HIS PEOPLE. SHE WAS A GREAT COOK. YOU ALL ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. WE LOVE YOU, BUT GOD LOVES YOU BEST. BE BLESSED.

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    Elder Raleigh and Missionary Rosalyn Wiggins says

    To the family
    Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

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    Betty McNeal Deal says

    Rest easy and may the work you’ve done speak for you and your family will carry on your legiste.

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