Jessie Edward Mills, 75, of Jackson, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born in Mobile on June 24, 1943 to Cecil And Verna Mills, both of whom preceded him in death. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed hunting and working on Volkswagen cars and was affectionately known as "The Volkswagen Man." He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson and the Jaycees and had retired from Boise Cascade where he was a chemical and raw materials handler.
He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Mills; children, Cindy Mills Faith, Rodney Edward (Dana) Mills; grandchildren, Jessica (Jeffery) Sloat, Mikeal (Kayla) Finch, II, Hunter Faith, Hayden Mills; great-grandchildren, Tucker Sloat, Anna Kayte Finch, Addilyn Claire Finch and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson with Dr. Ben Stubblefield and Rev. Brian Jemison officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Stave Creek Baptist Cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers will be Mikeal Finch, II, Hunter Faith, Hayden Mills, David McKee, Jeffery Sloat, Michael Breedlove, Mike Tarleton and Chris Tarleton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Looper, David Vesley, Mike Breedlove, Dave Gallagher, Harry Hamilton, Jay McKee and James Foster.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jackson.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
Mary Agnes, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dan & Wade SchmidtPride, LA
Sorry for your loss. Bill and I always really loved Edward. Will call in a few days when things settle down.
Bill & Harriett YorkAlexander City, AL
So very sorry for your loss
Sandra Clark RobinsonMobile, AL
Too Cindy , Rodney, and Mrs Mills may God be with y'all is my Prayer
Anthony BettisJackson, AL
Mary, as much as I would like to be there, it looks like I’m not going to be able to arrange it. You and your family will most certainly be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. You and Edward are both very dear longtime friends...I’m going to miss him, but I have all those wonderful memories that we made together.
Marvin McILwainElba, AL
Our prayers are with Mary Agnes, Cindy, Rodney and families.
Carole and Amy ColemanFairhope, AL