On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, our beloved brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, Thomas Mills transitioned peacefully into eternal rest. Thomas was 56 years old and known by family and friends as “Duball”. He was born in Portsmouth, VA on April 22, 1963 to the late Russell Howell and Catherine Mills. He was the seventh child out of eight siblings.
He attended Portsmouth Public Schools. He worked at PCSI until his health began to fail him. In his leisure time he enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Thomas loved sports especially Dallas Cowboys.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents, Russell Howell and Catherine Mills. His love, memories and inspiration will forever be engraved in the hearts of his love ones. Thomas is survived by four sons, Thomas Moody (Sandra Corbett), Gary Smith (Starkeda), Breon Smith (Shayla Mon’Christian), Avrin Smith (Myesha Wright); nine grandchildren, Thomas Moody, Jr., Tomesha Mood, Ava Wright Smith, Javiyion Chavis, Amarri Wright Smith, Javiyah Chavis, Zyion Smith, Cameron McCray and Tyree McCray; three brothers, Russell Mills, John Mills and Ronnie Mills; four sisters, Catherine Mills, Jerline Turner (Monroe), Beverly Mills and Pearlie Blount (Steve); a very special niece/sister, Yvette Mills who was his faithful bingo partner and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.