Thomas Lilley Mills, IV, 83, a resident of Zachary, LA, died peacefully at the Crossing at Clarity Hospice on Monday, July 25th, 2016 after a very long life. He was surrounded by his wife and three of his siblings. He was born on January 8th, 1933 in Delombre, LA. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patsy Gardener Mills; two sons, Thomas Liley Mills, V, of Zachary and John Gardner Mills of Seattle, Wa., a brother, Clyde Horn Mills (Jackson) and five sisters, Edith Carpenter (Magnolia, MS) Rotha Cook (Jackson), Julie Abraham (Zachary), Jeannette Parnell (Gonzales), and Lulie Mills (Zachary). He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Lilley Mills, III, and Rotha Hyner Mills (Jackson, LA) and a brother Lyne Hyner Mills (Jackson). Mr. Tom Mills was a TV repairman and technician from the 1950's thru the 2000's. He was a former deacon of Plains Presbyterian Church of Zachary, and a volunteer fireman in the 1970's. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge and loved working with the homeless ministry there. He loved to serve others and was deeply loved by many friends at church, friends Zachary and his family. Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, on Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 529 Convention St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Special thanks to his wife's nephew Ronnie Paul Hoffman and his wife Jett Hoffman (Greensburg, MS), Cameron Henderson, the Moody Family and many friends of the Bank of Zachary. Donations may be made to : First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Zachary Fire Department, Young Family Cemetery 1370 Plains Port Hudson Road, and the Crossing at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge.
Published in The Advocate from Jul. 29 to Aug. 3, 2016.