Eunice Ruth James Mills

Wednesday 20th of August 1924 - Saturday 8th of January 2022

Eunice Ruth James Mills

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Visitation

Jan 18, 2022 (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Director Milward Funeral Directors

Sorority Service

Jan 18, 2022 (10:30 am )

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Director Milward Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

Jan 18, 2022 (1:30 pm )

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Director Milward Funeral Directors

Mills Service

Jan 18, 2022 (1:30 )

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Eunice Ruth James Mills passed at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY on Saturday, January 8, 2022 after a brief illness.  Eunice Mills was born on August 20, 1924 to Geneva Prillerman James and Robert "Jack" James in Garrison, West Virginia.


She spent her early years at her grandfather's farm in Tupper's Creek, West Virginia.  Upon reaching the ninth grade she moved to Charleston, WV with her aunt, Charlotte "Lottie" Morris, so she could complete high school. 


After high school, she attended West Virginia State College where she completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting.  In November of 1946 she married Marvin D. Mills and they remained married for 71 years until his passing in 2018.


Early in her career she supported her husband's pursuit of his doctoral degree at New York University by working in accounting roles at the Julliard School of Music and the Internal Revenue Service in New York City.


After supporting her husband's goal of obtaining his doctoral degree, she focused on her higher education and earned her Master's Degree in Education from West Virginia University in 1961.  She began her elementary education career in St. Albans, West Virginia shortly thereafter and taught in the West Virginia school system until 1977.  That year, she moved to Murray, Kentucky to support her husband's new job as a professor at Murray State University.  She was immediately hired by the Murray City School System and taught fourth grade until her retirement in 1988.  During her primary teaching career, she raised three sons and completed 30 post-graduate hours.   


After retirement from full-time employment, she and her husband moved to Hebron, Kentucky.  Her husband served as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and concurrently at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a branch of the CDC.  She continued to stay active as a substitute teacher in the public and parochial school systems of Boone and Kenton counties in northern Kentucky.  


Upon retirement, the couple moved to Lexington in 1998.  She became active with the Southern Hills United Methodist Church women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, P.E.O. and as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Hospital Gift Shop.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Marvin D. Mills, Sr. in September 2018.


She is survived by her sons:  Marvin D. Mills, Jr. (Wanda) of Frederick, Maryland, Glenn P. Mills (Mary Linda) of Lexington, Kentucky, and Todd B. Mills (Pamela) of Scottsdale, Arizona; her grandchildren:  Jamie, Deidre, Marvin III, Paul and Mark and great-grandchildren:  Kayla, Nate, Michael, Brittany, Kate Ann and Emmy Grace, as well as a hos of friends and relatives.


A ceremony conducted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 10:30 am, Milward-Southland and a visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until the funeral at 1:30 pm.   Entombment will be at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.  

 
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the P.E.O. KY Chapter (Philanthropic Educational Organization) peo.kentucky.org 

Please make checks payable to —PEO Chapter AM/KY—memo line —-In memory of Eunice J. Mills.  Sent to: Mary Robbins, President at 3533 Antilles, Lexington,KY 40509.  
  

Guest Book

Sandra Embry

says

Mrs mill was a nice person will miss her I knew her from cooking at morning pontie and couple year later I also cook at Cedarhurst senior living for her and we talk and she always smile my condolences to the family prayers 🙏

6 months ago

Fiona Wilson

says

My condolences to Glen and all the family at this time , I only knew Eunice for a short time but it was a pleasure to be with her and such a true lady

6 months ago

Theresa Humphries

says

Sending my condolences to you and your family!

6 months ago

Cuz Monty Moore

says

Sending my Deepest condolences to the Family. Cuz Eunice was a Very Classy Woman so Glad I had the chance to meet her. She will be missed.

6 months ago

Chris Janet

says

Eunice was one of the classiest women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. We loved conversation with her. I know she has been a wonderful influence on my son in law Paul, all of her family and with others. I know she is now reunited with Marvin in our Gods house. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family - as you celebrate the life of this wonderful woman.

6 months ago

Fiona Wilson

says

Sending my condolences to Glen and all the family on the loss of Eunice In the short time that I knew Eunice she was a pleasure to be with , a true lady

6 months ago