Mary Ann Mills
July 1, 1931 – Dec. 4, 2019
Mary Ann Mills, 88, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at her home in Richmond, VA.
She graduated from Lenore High School in Mingo County, WV where she was salutatorian of the Class of ’47. She then attended Pikeville Bible College, where she met her husband, Clarence (Boney) Mills. She was a cheerleader and he was the star basketball player. They married in 1952 and relocated to Columbus, Ohio where they raised their family and enjoyed 53 years of marriage before Boney passed away in 2006. Mary Ann was an active member of her church for over 40 years and retired from Macy’s Department Store after 23 years of service. She moved to Richmond, VA in 2016 to be close to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Keith (Denise) Mills; daughter, Kim (John) Parent; grandchildren, Tyler (Debra) Mills, Connor (Angelica) Mills, Blair Mills, Mark (Aricka) Parent, and Elizabeth (Alex) Thomson; great-grandchildren, Jack and Gideon Parent.
A celebration service and internment at Northlawn Memory Gardens in Columbus, Ohio will be at a later date.
Kim and John, I am so very sad to here of your Mothers passing. Find and have peace knowing your Mom and Dad are together again in the most wonderful place, preparing to see us all again one day.
I have childhood memories of living across the alley from your home on McGuffey. There was always a lot of fun activity over at the Mills.
I remember your Mom and Boney always being so friendly and kind. Your Dad, Boney, helped me on a garage rebuild and I would have been at wits end without him.
God Bless all you all!
My heartaches at this moment. Growing up and having neighbors next door that were like my grandparents was amazing. I remember going over n sitting on the porch n talking to them. Maryann was the sweet and most amazing woman ever. She will be missed by many. I’m truly blessed to have such a positive role model growing up. Hugs n prayers
Kim and John, Keith and Denise,
Your mother was certainly a very special lady that God made and used. So many precious memories we have shared while growing up that I could not possibly write about them all in such a tiny space. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I am one very blessed man because of your mom and dad! Paul Douglas
To all the family: I am so sorry for your loss. My family loved her so much. Your family was a very special part of my childhood.
To all my family we have loaded a loving and caring lady. Will miss her very much.but we know the day is not far away when we will meet again. God bless you all.
So sorry for your loss. It is extra hard to lose that last parent! I know you have wonderful memories of your parents and have so enjoyed having your mom with you in VA these past few years. She will be greatly missed but is having a joyous reunion with your dad! Hugs to the Parent family. You will be in my prayers.
I’m so sorry for you loss. I loved her so much. I always looked forward to their visits to my mom and dad (Don and Ann Hammond). We had such fun. What a wonderful women she was!
I’m sorry to hear of your family’s loss, Kim. A good addition to her obituary would be that she raised, together with her husband, a beautiful family. I’m sure that gave her much joy. Prayers that your grieving brings healing as you transition from her presence to treasured memories. Peace and rest…
MY heart is sad .it was expected but does not make it any easier ;Mary Ann was a wonderful Neighbor and Friend I missed seeing her these last few years Perk is in North Lawn also .. God’s blessings to all of you
To the family. I am sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady.
I met Maryanne through our church. I appreciated her smile every Sunday, and her upbeat attitude. She always asked me how I was, how my family was doing. Authenticity is rare, but she had it. The world needs more people like Maryanne; she will be missed.