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Gracie Smith Mills

Gracie Mae Smith Mills of Jackson, passed away on July 24, 2014 at the age of 91.

Mrs. Gracie was born to Willard E. and Jimmie Ellen Brewer Smith on July 11, 1923. She grew up in the Harts Bridge Community (South Jackson). She graduated from Pinson High School about 1942 and attended West Tennessee Business College, then began working at 2nd National Bank of Jackson (currently Bancorp South) in 1943, retiring in 1975 after 32 years of service.

She married J. T. Mills on April 16, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1976. They had two children, Doris Ellen Mills Price and husband Jimmy, and Charles Thomas "Chuck" Mills of Jackson.

She enjoyed serving in her church, East Laurel Baptist Church, since 1946 in various positions until her health declined last year.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Paul E. Smith and sister-in-law, Violet H. Smith.

Surviving besides her children are three grandsons, Brian (Tanya) Price, Stephen (Shay) Price and Kevin (Kayla) Price; six great-grandchildren, Chandler, Carlie, Brady, Cara, Kasey and Brighton and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at East Laurel Baptist Church, with visitation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Manning Garrett will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Laurel Baptist Church.

Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, (731) 424-2424.

Published in The Jackson Sun from July 25 to July 26, 2014
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