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Thomas Mills


Sunrise: April 22, 1963

Sunset: September 25, 2019

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.

Viewing Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thurday, October 3, 2019 1:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Olive Branch Cemetery 2 Cpl J M Williams Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23701

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    Vanessa Cannady says

    To the Mills Family,
    Duball has now received his angel wings and he’s no longer in pain. Know that he’s watching over each of us as we continue our life journey. His crossover into heaven was a beautiful experience as he was greeted with open arms by our Lord and Savior followed closely by his parents and the rest of our family. Our family is a full circle of love and we are in the loving arms of God as we cope with our loss.

    Vanessa Cannady

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    Kay Davis says

    To the family of Thomas aka Dewboil as I affectionately called him I was so saddened to hear of your passing. I will forever remember you, playing cards and bingo with you. You were hilariously funny and I will miss seeing you and talking to you. We are never really prepared for the death of a loved one so I extend my deepest heartfelt condolences to his family. I pray that God will grant you peace during this difficult time of transition.

    Please know that God is still God in the midst of our pain…He will carry you through.

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    Michelle Bazemore says

    Rest in Peace, friend. Praying for Peace for his family.

    God Bless,
    Michelle Jones Bazemore

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    Sheena S says

    I will definitely miss you my friend!!! All the laughs we had will last a lifetime. It won’t be the same in brentwood without you!! Blessings to the family!!

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