Augusta, GA – R.Marlene Thompson Mills, 82, wife of the late Wm Alvin Mills, entered into rest Saturday, May 7, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.
Funeral services were private.
Mrs. Mills, daughter of the late AJ Thompson and Ola Thompson Britten, was born in Ware Shoals, S.C., but grew up in North Augusta, S.C. She retired from Civil Service at Fort Gordon. Veteran service was an important part of her life. She devoted many hours as a volunteer at all of the local V.A. facilities and served in many capacities, including president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63, with auxiliary functions in her district and the state. She also served as president and officer of the Fleming Junior Woman’s Club and co-president of the Richmond Reelers Square Dance Club. She was an avid bridge player and genealogist. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed reading, gardening, and fishing.
She is survived by her sons Steven G. Mills, and Mark A. Mills (Kathy), both of Augusta; her daughter, Barbara Mills Robinson, of Augusta; her grandchildren, Rhett, Casey, and Victoria Mills; and her sister, Karen Hannen, her nephew, Alan Hannen, and her niece, Marla Hannen Sloper, all of Manassas, Va.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Aquinas High School Athletic Department, 1920 Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30904; or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to offer special thanks to her caregivers, Genedra Rountree, and Audrey Robinson.
Arrangements were by Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906; www.chanceandhydrick.com