Virginia Helen Mills, 95, of Martinsville, Virginia, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, while residing in Tender Years Adult Care, home of Vickie Manley. A special thank-you is extended to Vickie Manley, Toni Kendrick, Ashley Prillaman, and all caregivers of Virginia through the years.
Virginia was born February 7, 1927, in Rockingham County, North Carolina, a daughter of Robert Pink Mills and Lillian Hall Mills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in passing by her sister Elizabeth Mills Atkins.
Virginia was a graduate of Leaksville High School, Leaksville (Eden), North Carolina, Class of 1943. She graduated from Piedmont Bible College, now known as Carolina University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For her extensive study of the Bible, in 2002, she was awarded a General Bible Diploma from Temple Bible Institute in Martinsville.
Throughout her career, Virginia was employed in clerical and administrative positions within banking and manufacturing. While being employed with Fieldcrest Mills in Leaksville she served as the bookkeeper of the Bi-County Joint Board of the Textile Workers Union of America. Prior to retiring, she had been an employee of Lacy Manufacturing and Pannill Manufacturing, both in Martinsville.
On September 30, 1973, she became a devoted and dedicated member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Ridgeway, Virginia, where she served, among other capacities, as a Sunday school teacher and a leader of women’s ministries.
Visitation will be 12:00 pm, Monday, September 26, 2022, at Hillcrest Baptist Church, followed by her funeral service at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Steve Doby and Pastor Doug Ramsey officiating. Following the funeral, a procession will travel to Sardis Church Cemetery next to Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, 2013 Sardis Church Road, Madison, North Carolina 27025, where she will be buried beside her mother and father.
Flowers are welcomed, and memorial donations in Virginia’s name to any of the following are appreciated: Hillcrest Baptist Church Children’s Ministries Fund or Church Building Fund, 18075 A. L. Philpott Highway, Ridgeway, Virginia 24148; Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 730 E. Church Street, Suite 13, Martinsville, Virginia 24112; Sardis Church Cemetery Fund, Attention: Mr. Todd Vaughn, 2013 Sardis Church Road, Madison, North Carolina 27025; Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 9904 U. S. Highway 150 East, Reidsville, North Carolina 27320 (mailing address P. O. Box 329, Reidsville, North Carolina 27320), in memory of Virginia’s beloved cousin Reverend Gaylord Dix.
McKee-Stone Funeral Home, Martinsville, VA is serving the family.
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