Fred Lewis MillsJune 23, 1940 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 77)
Fred Lewis Mills was born June 23, 1940 in Ruffin, NC to Willie R. and Mary Wade Mills. He departed this life Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Fred attended the public schools in Ruffin, NC. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Reidsville, NC.
Fred joined the U.S. Army in 1960 and retired from active duty in 1983. He served in Vietnam for 2 tours and received The Bronze Star Medal during the period of December 1970 to October 1971.
Fred was friendly and outgoing person. He helped anyone in need. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed car shows in Virginia and North Carolina. The Ford Mustang was his favorite car and when he drove it you would hear his car roaring at least a mile away.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Mary Mills; sister, Maybelle Thomas; and brothers, Charlie Mills and Sidney Odell Mills.
Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Lamont Mills and Toby Mills; sisters, Lue H. Finch and Irene Dickerson; two grandchildren, T.J. and Kassiha; sister-in-law, Cordelia Mills; special friend, Sherrie Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 pm, at Bluestone Baptist Church, 9882 NC Hwy 700, Pellham, NC 27311 with Pastor Roy Dennis officiating. The family will receive family and friends from 1:30-2:00 pm prior to the service.