Barbara Mills

Barbara Allen Mills 66, of Roanoke Rapids, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at her home.

Barbara a native of Jacksonville was the daughter of the late Joseph William Allen Sr.

She was a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in History and Secondary Education. She later went back to school while living in Whiteville earning her degree in Elementary Education from Pembroke State. She taught school in Nash County, Whiteville City Schools, Waccamaw Academy, Halifax County, Weldon City Schools and retired from the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District.

She loved teaching school, especially Sunday school at Rosemary Baptist Church where she was a member.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 45 years, Andy Mills; their daughter, Amy Mills Olson and her husband Matt of Winston-Salem; their son, Blaine Allen Mills and his fiancé' Jessica Morris of Roanoke Rapids; their grandchildren, Riley and Brayden Mills, Ethan and Sadie Olson; her mother, Evelyn T. Allen; and her brother, Joseph William Allen Jr., both of Jacksonville.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at Rosemary Baptist Church with Dr. Layne Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends from 9:45 a.m. Friday until service time in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosemary Baptist Church, 936 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870 or Medical Foundation of NC, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 880 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

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Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25, 2013