Laverne C. Mills, 66, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 29, 2013, after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
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A daughter of the late Wilburn and Thelma Clyde Haire Curles, she was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Pelham, Ga. She was a retired supervisor with the Florida Department of Highway Safety. Her smile would light up any room. A wonderful cook, she enjoyed traveling and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church and was active in many civic affairs.
Survivors include her husband, William E. Mills; daughter, Gina M. Lee; stepchildren, Bruce and Pam Mills, Angela and Keith Steverson, Sheila and Brad Downey; six wonderful grandchildren, Eric Lee, Austin Lee, Bryson Mills, Presley Steverson, Zoee Downey and Zane Downey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Melinda Curles, Jody and Shirley Curles; sisters and brothers-in-law, LaRue and Jerry Goodson, Toni Henderson, Wilene and R.E. Brake. She also has numerous nieces and nephews that love her.
The funeral was held at 11a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Abbey Funeral Home with interment following at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. The family received friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at Abbey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Alzheimer's Respite Group.
Online condolences at www.abbeyfh.com.
Published in The Wakulla News on May 9, 2013