Jessie Edward Mills
June 24, 1943  -  April 1, 2019

Jessie Edward Mills

Public Viewing
Lathan Funeral Home 1867 Hwy. 43 Jackson, AL 36545
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Funeral Service
Lathan Funeral Home 1867 Hwy. 43 Jackson, AL 36545
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
11:00 am

Stave Creek Baptist Cemetery
3495 Highway 69
Jackson, AL  36545
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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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.

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  1. Dan & Wade Schmidt
    Pride, LA

    Mary Agnes, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Bill & Harriett York
    Alexander City, AL

    Sorry for your loss. Bill and I always really loved Edward. Will call in a few days when things settle down.

  3. Sandra Clark Robinson
    Mobile, AL

    So very sorry for your loss

  4. Anthony Bettis
    Jackson, AL

    Too Cindy , Rodney, and Mrs Mills may God be with y'all is my Prayer

  5. Marvin McILwain
    Elba, 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.

  6. Carole and Amy Coleman
    Fairhope, AL

    Our prayers are with Mary Agnes, Cindy, Rodney and families.

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