1 Thessalonians 5 "Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
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1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 "Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.”
Mr. Curtis Lee Mills, 84, of 930 Glade Street, Statesville, was born in Iredell County on May 2, 1935, and was the son of the late Wurdy James Mills and Cora Pauline Glaspy Mills. He departed this life on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Gordon Hospice House following an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Rorie Huntley Mills, brothers, Otha James Mills, Franklin Nathaniel Mills, Willie Eugene Mills; sisters, Ada Vern Mills, Catherine Mills Carpenter, Cora Effie Mills Fetterson; nephews, Scottice Blackmon and Otha James Mills, Jr. and a niece, Victoria Renee Mills Guyton.
He was a 1955 graduate of Unity High School and was an avid bowler. He loved playing cards at Lewis’ Taxi stand. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, two sons, Daran Lee Mills of Statesville and Anthony (Shelia) Allison of Charlotte; two daughters, Centonia Sommerville of Germantown, Maryland and Mamie (Todd) Houston of Troutman; his godson, Derwin Mathis of Statesville; a goddaughter, Eartha (George) Hoover of Statesville; a sister, Mary Estelle Mills (Sylvester) Huntley of Salisbury; grandchildren; Shashana Wilson, Mauricus Wilson, Milton (Stephanie) Sanders, Demeitric (Jasmine) Sanders, Kashana (Julius) Sanders Houston; Jasmine Houston; Danielle Houston, Christina Sommerville, Marcus Sommerville; god-grandchildren, Latrice Nicole Sharpe, Melissa Alexander, Laqueida Ravenell, Timothy Sharpe, Marcus (Shannon) Sharpe; sisters-in-law, Annie Mills Smith of Troutman, Geraldine Witherspoon Mills of Concord, Ann Chambers Mills of Troutman and Joann Huntley of Salisbury; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, the Antioch Baptist Church family, other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church. Reverend David Leaven is Pastor. Bishop Norris Mills will officiate and Pastor Valerie A. Mills will eulogize with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery.
Mr. Mills will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 11:30 a.m. Members of the family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Mills at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Curtis Mills.