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Mrs. Mary H. “Nick” Mills, age 88, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 with her family by her side. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Friday, November 3, 2023 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Michael Davis, Bro. Randall Gainey, Sis. Becky Gainey, and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Ruby Church of God Cemetery by Pastor Ronnie Poston. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter, Vickie & Mike Short.
Mrs. Mills was born May 25, 1935 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Bebe Jerome and Mary Jane Taylor Morton. A woman of faith, Mrs. Mills devoted herself to the Ruby Church of God, where she faithfully taught the children's and youth Sunday school class for many years. In her later years, she established a meaningful ministry known as the "Prayer Pillow" ministry. Through this initiative, she would embroider pillows with uplifting scriptures for those who were going through challenging times. In her generosity, Mrs. Mills opened a thrift store named the "Sunshine Store," with all proceeds benefiting her beloved church. This endeavor brought her much joy as she had the opportunity to meet and connect with people. Mrs. Nick also enjoyed sewing, growing and tending to her roses, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mills was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde L. Mills; daughters, Tammy Mills Zearfoss, and Sylvia Mills Johnson; grandchildren, Cindy & Wendy Mills; great grandchild, Brinlee Alexis Rushing; siblings, Jimmy Morton, Elizabeth “Lib” Watson, Myrtle Mills, and nephew, Scott Morton.
Survivors include her children, Ricky (Linda) Mills of Ruby, SC, Vickie (Mike) Short, and Susie (Warren) Boswell all of Ruby, SC; grandchildren: Kristi Turner, Richie (Vickie) Mills, both of Ruby, SC, Jeremy Rollings of Conway, SC, Alisha (Jasper) Fipps of Cheraw, SC, Stephanie (Derek) Rushing of Jefferson, SC, Stephen (Brianne) Short of Durham, NC, Zach (Shelby) Boswell, and Nick Boswell both of Ruby, SC, Jessica Zearfoss (Norman Leach) of Columbia, SC and Josh (Kristy) Zearfoss of Chesterfield, SC; great grandchildren, Landon, Madison, Bailey, Ella, Rain, Blaine, Weston, Hadleigh, Levi, Kaylee, Everly, Korleigh, Ellie, Stephen and Matthew Leach; and great - great grandchild, Easton.
She is also survived by her siblings, Bobby (Joann) Morton of Polkton, NC, Barbara “Sis” Gibson, and Linda Hurst both of Chesterfield, SC, Vance (Linda) Morton of Ruby, SC, Samp Morton of Chesterfield, SC, Brenda (Tommy) Shaw of Patrick, SC, B.J. (Judy) Morton, and Janis Morton both of Chesterfield, SC, and Billy Morton of Pageland, SC, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Ruby Church of God “Youth Fund,” c/o Ricky Mills, 1066 Woodward Mill Road, Ruby, SC 29741.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Mills family.